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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Very good

Review Date Oct 2021

Everything is ok and there are all services that I need, as bus stop, cars and bike parking. But it’s a bit expensive. And the hob it’s too small.

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Very big building and there are all of confort that we need.
Everything is clean and all services are are available. But sometimes the lift is not in service but I’m sure that the company could be fix it in a few days. Anyway I’m really happy to live here.

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If I can find any share room in this building

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The manager and the customer service are always available

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Nice little village

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Review Date Oct 2021

At the moment there is no traffic noise with exception of construction which is to be expected. No anti social behaviour and lots of young families. Parking can be a problem if you drive.

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The design of the building is very convenient. Each building comes with its own bin areas and bike storage which is a plus. We have access to view our meters in the facilites risers. The property management is prompt and usually gets things sorted quickly.

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I wish they told us that the gym wouldn’t be built for a few years and that the parking would be so strict.

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They have addressed issues promptly and responded within reasonable timeframes.

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Poor Persimmon house

Review Date Oct 2021

Local area is good but every quarter there is someone reporting theft and don’t know it’s local area or due to covid-19 effect.

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Build quality is very poor as there are still fixing issue after two years and not yet resolve all the issues. So, you can understand the quality of design. Also they found design issue on roof and now they trying to patch which is not working. So, Not very happy with development.

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I would have know about this developer has poor build and very poor after sales service.

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Yes, they are very lazy to response as you have to call them everyday and email them and after two week or three week they response and it take three month for them to resolve the issue.

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Happy to live in Harrow!

Review Date Oct 2021

There are a wide variety of shops in the local area which is very good to have. There are not so many bars or pubs but we don’t visit anyway. The local parks are very nice.

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The development is still being built so still waiting for some factifies like gym and shops to arrive, but we are told that there will be these factifies eventually – once these are here then I believe that the site will be very beneficial. The design is great and everyone is friendly.

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I wish they would have told us that the gym and shops wouldn’t be ready for a few years! and that parking would be such an issue.

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They have responded, usually swiftly and got matters resolved.

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