If fuss-free London transport links and masses of greenery are big draws, then living in North West London will certainly appeal. Property developers have been concentrating on this slice of the city more heavily in recent years. The new homes have drawn those seeking everything from a more affordable lifestyle to village-like credentials and reputable schools. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in North West London. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in North West London.
The Palm House is very close to the Harrow & Wealdstone station (the fastest I went from my studio door to platform 6 was in 3 minutes, had to run a bit but it’s doable!). The high street is also less than 5 mins away and has plenty of supermarkets and shops, great variety really close to home. Byron Park is also super close, great for stretching your legs, and there’s a leisure center nearby with lots of sports and things to do too.
Please review your development:
I had high expectations when moving into the Palm House and it’s one of those rare cases when it ends up being even better than I imagined. The building is still very new, I like the way they set up the studios and the common areas, both in terms of space and design. It’s soft and welcoming, I felt at home very quickly. The staff is super friendly and very responsive, the events are varied and fun (still have a few aches from bouldering lol), social Thursdays are the best, I’ve been meeting lots of other residents and am surprised to find so many great people in a single place.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
The studios feel slightly roomier in real life than when seen from the 3D rendering on the website. When you’re coming back from Euston late at night, there aren’t many fast 15-minute trains available, so you’ll be locked into the 35-min Overground or Bakerloo line. There’s a hidden under-bed storage area below your pillows: slide the mattress and the wood panel to reveal it.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
I haven’t had any major issues yet, but I appreciate how transparent the management is. Any time there’s maintenance going on, I always get an email explaining the what, when and where, even if it doesn’t affect me directly.