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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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.

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Review Date Jun 2022

I’d say the location of this development is its main selling point. Apart from that, its just decent and too expensive.

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I’m renting via L&Q and our building is in good condition. There are handymen on site weekly dealing with cleaning and rubbish disposal but there is no on site management team for all 3 buildings that L&Q owns and manages. Facilities are not available for private renters.

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Great location, expensive rent, mediocre management.

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I guess like any other development, property managers just could not be bothered to do their jobs properly.

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Would not recommend

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Review Date Jun 2022

Overall, based on my experience with L&Q, I would not recommend living in colindale gardens due to the shortcomings.

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The reasons I’m not recommending Colindale Gardens with L&Q is mainly that it simply does not cater for people with vehicles. You have to find your own contacts to rent from other people’s spaces at ridiculous prices. Secondly, L&Q simply cannot be bothered to address any problems you may have.

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parking is charged at £1.50 an hour 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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I don’t know if they are understaffed or simply unqualified but they do not know what they are doing

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Expensive but recommended

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Review Date Jun 2022

This development is in Colindale in Northwest London which is surrounded by shops everywhere and Bangbang oriental is just 5 minutes drive.

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Colindale gardens used to be part of the massive police academy before being redeveloped. Development is built by Redrow and is on the above average tier in terms of prices but it also makes up for the slightly better build compared to Barrett or Fairview

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Colindale station is set to be refurbished soon with limited access

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Me and my family have not communicated any issues to the landlord

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Nice location but rental landlord is appalling

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Review Date Jun 2022

The only plus things in this developments is its location and the neighbours but the way this building is managed is appalling.

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We are privately renting from L&Q and they have 3 buildings in this development but they do not have an on site staff handling defects or complaints. They only have a caretaker taking care of the rubbish whom is very good by the way but the L&Q is rubbish.

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I should have listened to my friend and not do my rental with L&Q.

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Management only logs your defect, someone comes to pretend and check but never actually fixes.

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