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.

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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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Stanmore Place – Review

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Review Date Mar 2021

Very close proximity to various amenities makes living here quite easy. The playground is good for kids and the outdoors are very pleasant to walk around in.

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The design of all the buildings is sleek and attractive. The gym is particularly useful to me as a facility to have and i also use the various garden spaces to run around in often. One thing I would improve is the security as the guards stop me quite often when I am out for a walk at night.

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

I wish I had known about the safety of the bike storage as my bikes were stolen from inside there.

What is the best feature of your home:

My home has a great open balcony and a really nice bright view.

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Good living experience during Covid -19

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Review Date Mar 2021

I’m happy that Jessica handled all our concerns really well during Covid.

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Not sure why my son’s room is always so cold. I guess the cold air passes through the balcony door. Would be great if that can be fixed. Apart from that I have no other issues. Jessica has been really prompt in addressing our concerns.

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

I am happy at this place, no complaints.

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

No, nothing..I wouldn’t like to change anything. 😇

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Secure and Central

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Review Date Feb 2021

Love the area! Very central and seconds away from the tube. Makes shopping very easy, with access to 3 supermarkets, St. Ann’s and St. Georges shopping centre.

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The area is quite spacious for 2 tenants, but I wish there was more space for storage. The kitchen sink and countertops are, while functional, were heavily stained/bleached, which doesn’t give a good look to that side of the kitchen. The underfloor heating is amazing and kept me warm through winter. The floor is very easily scratched and not maintained, while in a few areas in the hallway the floor seems to separate from the wall skirting. Very secure due to the key fob entry system. It’s worth the price for the location and security.

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The storage issue. If we knew that we needed more storage furniture, we would have ordered and assembled it earlier.

What is the best feature of your home:

The inbuilt amenities (fridge, washer/dryer, etc.) were in good condition when we began the tenancy.

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Great location

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Review Date Feb 2021

It’s the perfect location, what more can be said. Your a footstep away from Tesco express, a coffee shop, train station but most convenient is the shopping centre, high st. I would never leave if possible, just on those points along…why would you.!

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I think the outside design is quite a standout within the location. The facilities interms of a gym is a good addition. If there are issues, most of the time they are looked into but somethings are ongoing. Overall it is in the perfect location.

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The rental value is probably is the downside for a long term solution.

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

I wish the lifts would not break down as often as they did.

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