Harrow

A Guide to Living in Harrow

Chances are, if you’ve never been to Harrow before, you’ll have only heard of its famous occupant – fancy boys’ institute, 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 place over the years. But Harrow has lots more to offer. It’s a place of many faces, just 13 miles from Central London. Close to sprawling countryside, and neighboured by Stanmore, Hendon, Wembley and Ruislip. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Harrow. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent 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.

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

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
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GREAT MODERN DEVELOPMENT

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3 minute walk from the tube station. Nice local restaurants and Tesco express is walking distance. And canons park is only 5 minutes away and a great green space.

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Great modern design, 2 gyms on the development.(one free one paid) cafe on development and children’s nursery.
Landscaping is always well maintained.
Water fountains in central quad are very pleasant although some people complain about the noise. The small pond in the front of the development is nice to walk around.

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The fountain sound does get annoying after a while.

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Management is always very helpful and quick to resolve issues. Although recently we have been experiencing some issues with the building boilers which is taking unusually long to resolve.

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Wallace house

I really like the area, everything is very close to us. 2 malls, lidl, Primark, the station is just 3 minutes away.

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I would like to have a gym as a facilities. I would definitely change our management. Very poor customer service! After you purchase the flat, they forget about you! When you send an email to ask them something is taking ages to have a response.

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Cheap wall quality. Al the walls are not straight..is very difficult to buy something, we had to go for bespoke furniture

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Luxury Living in the heart of Harrow!

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The apartment block is a mere 5 minute walk to a major bus and train station (Harrow on the Hill) with great links to all parts of London. There are two shopping centres across the road and a large Morrisons on the other side of the property for all those last minute or late night shopping trips. Local restaurants and shops are within a 5 minute walk and the area is always a buzz with activity. For those keen on health and fitness, there is a massive gym at the bottom of the building as well as easily accessible beautiful parks in the area.

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Bradstowe House offers upscale living in the heart of Harrow with large open spaced apartments and great amenities like the residents lounge and private gym. The staff is always helpful and ready to answer any questions regardless of how small the issue. The apartments are large, have great appliances and are furnished with beautiful neutral tones for you to personalise however you like. In comparison to other properties in the area, this is by far the best value for money and space you will find.

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The apartments have windows that don’t really open much which makes it quite stuffy in the summer. The building offers free portable aircons for this period to combat this issue. However, I would definitely prefer windows that open properly.

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Hello, thank you so much for taking your time to write this glowing review. We really appreciate your positive comments and the the team will be glad to hear the effect they’ve had on your experience. We love the collage too!

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Perfect customer service, good quality, good location

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I like it that is near to the station , and there are a lot of shops and a cinema nearby

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Nice, contemporary design, high quality , luxury lifestyle. 5* customer service

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I haven’t realised that soon after we moved in there is a new development started to build, so it was very noisy for a while. Now is completed

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Hello Bianka, thanks for taking your time to write a review. We’re pleased you’re happy.

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