Harrow

Chances are, if you’ve never been to Harrow before you’ll have only heard of its famous occupant Harrow School. And you’d be forgiven. With ex-pupils including Winston Churchill, Richard Curtis and Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s easy to see why the establishment’s been given more column inches than the rest of the area over the years. But Harrow has lots more to offer. It’s a location with many faces, just 13 miles from Central London. Close to sprawling countryside, and neighboured by Stanmore, Hendon, Wembley and Ruislip. Read on to discover the developments that have been rated the best places to live in Harrow. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Harrow.

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Best places to live in Harrow

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Cricket Ground in Harrow

Harrow-on-the-Hill

The jewel in the crown here is high-up Harrow-on-the-Hill. This is where you’ll find the borough’s iconic boarding school, which is characterised by Victorian Gothic architecture and immaculately tended lawns. And the main high street is a picture-perfect village-like affair. All period cottages and quaint uniform stores selling the Harrow School’s signature straw hats. This is an especially affluent part of the area, costly to live in and with a string of extravagant, listed mansions.

Park in Harrow

Developments

Bradstowe House is on Headstone Road, close to Harrow on the Hill station. This Greystar development offers luxury apartments and penthouses for rent. Along with a string of shared amenities, including a cinema, a residents’ lounge and also landscaped gardens.

The Hub is another popular development close by. A JLL property, it’s got a striking, futuristic-looking façade and comprises of contemporary studios and apartments.

Further out, Artisan Place is a more affordable property and a great place to rent in Harrow. This Barratt Homes development has layouts ranging from one-bed apartments to four-bed houses. It’s fuss-free from the outside, but it’s in a top location, close to Harrow & Wealdstone station.

In terms of décor, expect spacious and understated, with whitewashed walls, wood-look floors and lots of natural light – ideal for those who want to inject their own personal style into the space. Living and kitchen areas are open-plan, and the latter comes with fully fitted appliances. Each home comes with a private balcony or garden depending on which floorplan you go for. The flats and houses give way to a communal courtyard in the centre of the development; which makes for an inviting, neighbourhood feel. It’s a real suntrap in the summer months and a good place to mingle with other residents, as there’s nothing in the way of organised activities here.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Artisan Place

Balcony of new flat in Harrow

Living in Harrow

Harrow is a busy, culturally diverse place, with two shopping malls – St George’s and St Anne’s – at its core, packed with well-known brands. The high streets in areas like Harrow Weald and Wealdstone offer more in the way of independent stores and restaurants, a beguiling mix of Asian supermarkets, Indian tandooris and Middle Eastern shisha cafés designed to appeal to the area’s many different occupants. To watch local life play out in HD, head for the town centre’s technicolour fruit and veg market; which runs Monday through Saturday.

Transport

Lots of families choose to settle down in Harrow, such is the appeal of its many parks, reputable schools (including a couple of private options) and peaceful residential pockets of semi-detached 1930s architecture. It’s also a fantastic choice for commuting London professionals. Harrow-on-the-Hill, North Harrow and also West Harrow stations are all on the Metropolitan line; with direct tubes to Baker Street, King’s Cross and Farringdon. Harrow & Wealdstone is on the Bakerloo line, for fast, frequent connections to Paddington, Oxford Circus and Waterloo. This one’s also serviced by the London Overground.

You can find out more about living in the Harrow by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Harrow. Moreover, If there’s a Harrow property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

Reviews in Harrow

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Centrally located with good access to supermarkets and stores

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Review Date Nov 2023

The highlight is the personal attention by the management team and excellent service in maintainance of white goods and technical faults.

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The property is a very well centrally located block of flats with very good access to supermarkets and stores. There is always personal attention to the needs of the tenants, with an excellent concierge , security round the clock and very prompt resolution of mechanical white good maintenance.

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The rents have escalated a lot recently, that was unpredictable

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

Yes indeed very promptly and management. Alex and his “magic box” always attend very efficiently.

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Good and safe house location

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Review Date Nov 2023

Well placed in heart of harrow. Parking facility, maintained properly by the house owners and staffs are friendly and helpful always.

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Building is overall well maintained and kept clean all times. Due to great location, all things like transportation, near by food and ratites are near by. Tubes and bus stand are 2 mins away, well connected. Most importantly it’s safe and sound. Thanks.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Good communicity events are held at major festivals in here.

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

Resolved on timely manner and it was addressed properly and communicated effectively.

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Unique character property

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Review Date Nov 2023

Bradstowe House is ideally located for town transport centre with fast transport links. The high street has a wide range of shops and restaurants and all within walking distance. Recently, enhancing town centre has been carried out, making it a place where local people can meet, visit, shop and enjoy, encourage more outdoor hospitality.

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Bradstowe House, a unique character property, an attractive family areas offering typical luxurious apartment for people all over the world. This truly excellent dwelling offers contemporary living. Property of this standard and calibre rarely find their way onto the open market. The management are fully equipped with consistency and attentiveness. And the staff work hard to offer outstanding customer service.

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The location of the refuse collection room is something essential to observe and the ventilation system within the area matters a great deal to our health.

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

Extremely quick response and efficient in respect of all maintenance and repairs.

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Safe Sound and Well maintained property at heart of Harrow

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Review Date Nov 2023

Good location, Well maintained public places , houses and furnitures. Parking facility is available.
Cons – High price

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Building is new and maintained properly by the team. Very helpful and quick turnaround time for issues highlighted for house apartments. Friendly staff members. Public spaces are cleaned regularly and maintained. Have regular events organised like Christmas,Diwali, etc.

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Nothing I get recollect it. I see all being taken care of.

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

Yes they respond in time and help resolve them. I had raised general queries and help multiple occasions and were resolved in timely manner each time.

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