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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Amazing flats in a secure location

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Review Date Aug 2022

Amazing place. Great views and safe area. Couldn’t ask for a better apartment with incredible views and a friendly neighbourhood

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Incredibly safe place. Great depth of culture and safe surroundings with amazing people and faculties. Couldn’t ask for a better development with great views and a safe surrounding. Easy access and safe views with great people. Amazing flats indeed. Breathtaking views.

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Wish there was a bigger space in the balcony but it’s okay

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Yes always responsive and great feedback to whatever problems

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Loved Bradstowe House

Review Date Jul 2022

I stayed at Bradstowe House for over a year and we loved the security, space and facilities within the property. The team is absolutely fabulous. Each and everyone of them
(Kaloyan, Greg, Natalie and Sylvester) were always willing to help and that also includes the maintenance and security staff.

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Great spacious flats with great appliances and furnitures. Underground parking was a huge plus. The gym had great equipment and was always kept neat and tidy. The lounge was a great place for socialisation and for also having private parties. Overall a great community

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The big plus is the The property management team

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They have always responded within a day of raising the issue. Alex and Mo were really commendable.

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Simple and modern flat decoration with good walls so it’s nice and quiet

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Review Date Jul 2022

Lots of shops close to the building, easy access to the station. Can be busy on the high street on the weekends and lifts sometimes take a while to be fixed after breaking down.

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Simple and modern flat decoration with good walls so it’s nice and quiet. Property management are really good at ensuring repairs are carried out quickly inside the property and concierge service is convenient. Sometimes the bins overflow so this can be a hassle.

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The Bakerloo line often terminates at Queen’s Park so it can be difficult to get back to Wembley Central during rush hour as subsequent trains are usually packed.

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

Fast to fix issues inside the property but much slower with regards to the lifts breaking down.

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The design is very modern and good faculties, just wish there was a gym.

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Review Date Jun 2022

The range of restaurants and amenities are great. Amazing links to transport, everything at the touch of your fingertips.

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The design is very modern and good faculties, just wish there was a gym.

Building and property management have improved a lot and have been quite handy to help. Sometimes this isn’t the level you expect but more often than not, they’re helpful enough.

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I wish I would have known about how unsafe Wembley is at night.

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They have responded promptly to any problems raised.

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