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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Very Good

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Best places to live in Colindale

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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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Clean, quiet and good quality.

Review Date Jan 2021

The area is very much up and coming- especially the shops. I look forward to see what else will be built.

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Beautiful design and amenities. The building is always kept tidy- even when the residents do not follow protocol. The management is strong and helpful. They are quick to send correspondence to ensure that residents are being respectful of the facilities available.

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I wish I knew about the cut through to the train station! It cuts so much time!

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I haven’t had any problems but I know who to speak to and I am confident in their abilities.

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Generally happy with the area

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Review Date Jan 2021

I really like that it’s calm and nice, has a little park, but I don’t like that there aren’t many shops around.

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I love our flat, as it has space and it’s very comfortable to guest friends and relatives. I wish there were windows in the kitchen and bathroom. Wish there was a normal plug in the bathroom for the hair drier or supportive lights. I’m very sad that we have seen mouse more than 2 times.

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That there are mice in the area

What is the best feature of your home:

The fact we are Having 2 storage rooms, silenceand nice balcony

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Generous living environment but too crowded

Review Date Dec 2020

Congestion, and price of parking is not great

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Not enough daylight to the east facing buildings due to the proximity of the neighbourhood block. The builders outside my flat make sooo much noise and even on Saturdays when I need to sleep in. I also work nights so during the week is no good either.

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The lack of sunlight I would be getting and the noisiness of the neighbouring builders!

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

From what I’ve noticed with other residents it’s not great

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New tenant

Review Date Dec 2020

Area is good, everything that u need is close, parking included, gym…

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I came to Beaufort park not long ago, but I’m in love with this neiboorhood, plus the adding of the spa and gym included makes my life happier and easier.Supermarkets, restaurants, bar, underground… everything really close really good area with new buildings.

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If a visitor wants to visit has to pay to park, they should give free vouchers.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The flat is perfect. No point of find cons what’s there is non so far

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