Colindale

The lively North London suburb of Colindale has been making waves with savvy home-seekers for years. Many are lured by its proximity to Central London and more affordable housing options. Where are the best places to buy or rent in Colindale? Discover more about living in Colindale in our area guide.

 

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Where is Colindale?

Colindale is situated between Edgware, Harrow and Brent Cross. It’s a busy place with lots of traffic and people, but its main drag is Edgware Road. This is a colourful cornucopia of shops and restaurants, many of which have stood the test of time for decades. Largely independent, they’re fun to explore. But if it’s brand names that suit, the much-loved Brent Cross Shopping Centre is less than a 10-minute drive away. This is the first standalone mall in the UK. Away from all the bustle and not too far from the town centre, you’ll find ample green spaces. These include Fryent Country Park as well as the ancient hectares of Hampstead Heath.

 

 

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Colindale transport

Speaking of connections, Colindale has plenty to brag about. Road links are tricky to beat, with the M1, A41 and North Circular all nearby. Colindale tube station is in Zone 4, and its Northern line trains run to business HQ hotspot King’s Cross St. Pancras in just over 20 minutes. Likewise, you can reach the glittering West End in half an hour. Similarly, there’s also a frequent and reliable bus network in these parts.

For easy station access living in Colindale, there’s Rhythm – an ultra-modern development from Fairview New Homes, right across the road from the Underground. Moreover, Galliard Homes’ Silver Works is just a little further along. Used during World War I by the Royal Air Force, today it’s a collection of apartments, suites and townhouses.

“I really like my apartment – it’s open-plan, modern and spacious. Everything works really well and the building management are quick at fixing things.” – Anonymous, verified resident of Silver Works.

NW9’s multi-cultural flavour

This is a richly diverse postcode, and that’s what gives the place its edge. On one corner you’ll find a boutique selling intricate sari silks, on another a Polish supermarket. Colindale restaurants, meanwhile, dish up fare from all around the world. One of the area’s most celebrated gastronomic attractions is Bang Bang Oriental, a blend of Asian street food, sumptuous massage parlours and a huge Chinese restaurant.

Colindale from above

Best places to buy or rent in Colindale

The big developers have cottoned on to the area’s offerings with the likes of Berkeley Homes moving in with contemporary residential developments such as Beaufort Park. It is a purpose-built neighbourhood in its own right. Residents here have access to immaculately landscaped grounds and a luxury spa.

“It has everything you need within walking distance. A tesco, Sainsbury’s, a Chinese, Italian, pub, dry cleaners, swimming pool, gym, spa and underground all within a 10 minute walk. The estate management is open 24 hours and are very helpful when needed. It’s a nice safe area and not too busy. Everyone is friendly and feels very safe to go jogging at night. It’s a little bit pricier then apartments in surrounding areas but overall I would recommend.” – Lucy, verified resident of Beaufort Park.

In addition, snaking off of Colindale’s main roads are quiet, leafy residential streets neatly lined with houses from the 1930s. These have attracted a large number of families to the area, along with a good standard of education in primary, senior and faith schools.

One of best places to buy or rent in Colindale is Colindale Gardens, a new-build development from Redrow Homes. Offering a host of layouts, including studios, one to four-bedroom apartments, and three and four-bedroom townhouses, it’s a good option for families looking to move to Colindale. Help to Buy is available here, too.

Find out more – read reviews from the HomeViews community by clicking on the Colindale developments below. Do you live in a residential development in Colindale? Click here to leave your review.

Reviews in Colindale

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great development

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Review Date Oct 2020

excellent landscape, large gardens

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great development, excellent quality, timely completed development. lovely landscapes, huge gardens which are well kept, whole management team especially Mr Gavin , Mr Deen, Mr Jurijs & Mr Claudiu. They all are working tirelessly to help all the residents.

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primary school delay.

What is the best feature of your home:

size and planning. All appliances and quality are great.

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Terrible after sales care otherwise Colindale Gardens is lovely

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Review Date Oct 2020

Very close to several supermarkets and shops. Transport links to central is fast and good. Colindale is a fast developing area and will be even better in 5 years time.

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Design of the development is very good. The estate is modern, clean and built with a stylish colour scheme with materials such as brick, glass and metals (and no awful looking cladding!) Facilities is very good with an attentive concierge, residents gym and sauna. However I wouldn’t recommend buying from Redrow due to their very poor after sales care. They promised 2 years of snagging warranty which you think is plenty of time to sort things out, but we have waited even longer for some things! Redrow even admit that there are politics involved between Redrow and their contractors as no one wants to foot the bill which is why it takes so long. It’s a shame because everything else about Redrow and Colindale Gardens is very good.

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The worst part of Lassen House is the balconies. The decked floor is not solid, so if you are unfortunate to not live on any floor but the top you will get cigarettes, ash, mud and all sorts of rubbish falling on your heads. We cannot even use the balcony because of this and its just a waste. All the other houses have solid floors and we are so jealous.

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Lassen House looks unique to the development due to its size and detail which makes us feel we live in a special part of the development. Great location to concierge and other facilities.

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Good development from Redrow

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Review Date Oct 2020

Redevelopment area, good transport links and not too busy.

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Redrow is a good developer. Would prefer to have a pool in addition to the gym. Hoping to see more shops in the area. The parks are nice and well maintained.

Cleaners and gardeners work regularly to maintain the place to a high standard. Concierge offers a professional service.

Some people have had their bikes stolen though.

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This is a very hard water area.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They are excellent, no complaints at all. Always quick to solve problems.

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A good bargain for first time buyers

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Review Date Oct 2020

Good transport since it is next to tune station, many supermarkets and shops in high street a short drive away.

However there were a few cases of anti social behaviour that took a while to be resolved by the vigilance of neighbours

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Very up to date technology systems with utilities, including the heating system, centralised hot water, hobs and ovens. I have had no significant issues with the quality of flooring, but a few scratches in doors and wall paint could be found that required filling.

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There is a strong community within the residence of Colindale gardens so you can find out any shared experience with your neighbours.

There is also the lack of freedom to choose heating and water supplier, which may result in paying higher than what you expect.

What is the best feature of your home:

Internet and utilities already set up and ready to use.

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