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.
This is a wonderful location with easy access to a variety of different things. Situated on Kilburn High Road, you walk out to a buzzing area with high street shops and different supermarkets. Within 15 min walk, you can get to West Hampstead area with a different vibe and some elegant small shops. Or walk to Finchley Road area for Waitrose, small Japanese supermarket, Korean mart, etc. If you are like running, Regent’s Park, Hamstead Heath, Kensington area, are all within easy running distance. In terms of transportation, it Kilburn High Road overground station is just 1 min walk, and Kilburn Park underground is 3 min walk. Take the overground for 2 stops to Euston, or the Bakerloo line from Kilburn Park. If you walk 15 min, you get to another Overground line from the Bronesbury station, which takes you straight to Stratford.
The slight downside of the convenience is the traffic noise. If your flat happens to face the main road side, traffic noise and police car sirens can be a bit of an annoyance. I do however enjoy just looking at the view from the flat.
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The development is probably about the best quality you can get at this price. New modern design, no “dodgy” areas where you don’t want to touch. Halogen lamps throughout the flat, with adjustable brightness. Towel heater in the bathroom is also handy. It is a small space, but it feels a bit like you live in a good quality hotel room. With a single induction hob and half-size fridge, it might not be suitable for heavy cooking, but I do cook at home most of the time. Shared, paid, laundry facilities is probably my biggest inconvenience.
Management is excellent. You feel safe and cared for. The property manager Selna is super friendly and helpful, and she does care a lot about the quality of living of everyone in the building. This is really hard to come by in other places.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Can be quite hot during the summer when I have to work at home.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
Management generally responsive and helpful when you report problems. However, the maintenance sometimes do not remember to follow up with things, and due to the pandemic, I have also chosen to not follow up unless it’s absolutely necessary.