The lively North London suburb of Colindale has been making waves with savvy home-seekers for years, with many lured by its proximity to Central London and more affordable housing options. And 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. 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
Where is Colindale?
Colindale is nestled between Edgware, Harrow and Brent Cross. It’s a busy place with lots of traffic and people, its main drag – Edgware Road – 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 – the first standalone mall in the UK – is less than a 10-minute drive away. Away from all the bustle and not too far from the town centre, you’ll find ample green spaces in the form of Fryent Country Park, and the ancient hectares of Hampstead Heath.
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, and the glittering West End in half an hour. There’s also a frequent and reliable bus network in these parts.
For easy station access, there’s Rhythm – an ultra-modern development from Fairview New Homes, right across the road from the Underground. And 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.
“Homes at Silver Works are immaculately done, with fresh ivory walls and engineered hardwood flooring. Kitchens are sleek and well-designed, with timber-effect units and Smeg appliances, and bathrooms are tiled in porcelain from top to toe.” – HomeViews Property Pro on 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.
Family living in Colindale
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.
Colindale Gardens is a new-build rental-only development from Redrow Homes Limited. 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.
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