Barnet

London is a city of contrasts, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the boroughs. The borough of Barnet has a suburban feel with its leafy streets lined with houses and gardens. You’ll find many parks and green spaces in the area, along with plenty of shopping opportunities for those who like to browse high street stores or enjoy some retail therapy at their local mall. It’s also easy to get around on foot or by bus when you live in Barnet, it’s one of London’s most pedestrian-friendly areas!

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Best places to live in Barnet

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Beautiful old red brick Edwardian houses in Church End, Finchley Central, Barnet

Where is Barnet?

Barnet is located in the North-East of London, in the county of Hertfordshire. It’s bordered by Enfield and Whetstone to the west; Finchley to the north; Camden/Haringey to the south-east and Barnet Vale to the south-west.

What are the Transport links like in Barnet

Barnet is about 15 miles from Central London. The closest mainline station for those living in Barnet is High Barnet Station on the Northern Line.

This line goes into central London via Charing Cross or Bank tube stations. This makes it quick and easy for locals who want to commute or visit some of London’s sights like Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street or Covent Garden Market!

Where are the best places to live in Barnet?

There are a wide range of homes in Barnet, from brand new modern flats and houses to older properties. Barnet has a diverse mix of residents, with many different cultures and religions.

Some popular places to live in Barnet are:

Southgate – close to shops on Wood Green High Road, transport links into central London via Great Northern tube line or train service from Oakwood Station. This area is also very popular with families

Edgware – which has a range of amenities and is well connected to central London via buses and tube

Golders Green – this area offers a great selection of homes, has excellent transport links into the city centre and an abundance of amenities such as bars, restaurants and shops.

Borehamwood – is very popular with families and commuters. Many residents choose to commute into central London via the Overground network or catch an express train from Borehamwood station. The area also benefits from excellent local transport links, including buses along Elstree Way, Barnet Road and Shenley Park Drive which lead directly into Edgware Station.

Best Schools in Barnet

Some of the best schools in Barnet are; St Joseph’s Primary School, Christ Church CofE Infants and Junior Schools (both rated outstanding by Ofsted), Tetherdown Primary School which is also Good with Outstanding features, and Glendale Primary School which is Good with Outstanding features.

What is there to do in Barnet?

Barnet has a theatre called the Barnet Players which has regular shows throughout the year.

The Menorah Foundation runs activities for all ages, including workshops and classes in areas such as painting, pottery, jewellery making and dance. There are also various other cultural events taking place at venues across Barnet during any given month of the year.

View of St John the Baptist Church, in Barnet.

Barnes Pond is an area designated for model boating enthusiasts to use their own boats on one of three ponds within this man-made site located near Barnes Bridge Railway Station (Zone three). It was built between 1892–1894 by local businessman Thomas Williams Tealby after whom one of its ponds is named after him.

You can hire out rowing boats there too!

If you love sports then Barnes is the place for you as it has a number of sports clubs that welcome new members. The Barnes Club on Albert Road is home to an array of activities from football, cricket and rugby union teams who play at various levels within their leagues.

A green space near central London

Barnet also features several green spaces such as Queen’s Wood located near Chipping Barnet town centre – this ancient woodland covers approximately 40 acres/16 hectares with walking trails leading through its beautiful landscape.

There is also Hendon Park (roughly 25 acres/11 hectares), Colney Hatch Lane Recreational Ground (15 acres/six hectares) and East Finchley Cemetery.

Barnet has a lot to offer, especially for young professionals or families that are looking to get the most out of their money. There’s plenty of things you can do in your downtime and also great educational opportunities for children!

Reviews in Barnet

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There is a fault in the system’s alarm

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Review Date Jan 2022

Avoid. Biggest issue? Concierge . laid back approach – they don’t care or listen to residential needs.

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There is a fault in the system’s alarm, which they do not care to rectify – at any time of the day the alarm can sound. and it sounds at least three or more times a day, any time of the day everyday it will sound around 6am and every night around 10pm. I have endlessly raised this issue for almost 2 years – yet the Concierge/management team do nothing!

Poor property management – they DO NOT CARE AND DO NOT RESOLVE ANY PROBLEMS THEY JUST WANT YOUR MANAGEMENT FEES !

They only take notice of how your balcony looks, if it ruins the appearances of the apartments they will write to complain. But when we have personal issues they are quick to ignore.

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How the management team works, laid back approach is not what residents want !

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Poor. They simply do not care or take any responsibility.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback, although of course we are disappointed to read your comments related to the Managing Agent. We take this feedback very seriously and would like to discuss these concerns with you directly. If you can kindly email me on scarlet.guest@stgeorgeplc.com that would be most appreciated and we can arrange a suitable time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Scarlet Guest

Home sweet home

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Review Date Jan 2022

Fantastic area that is family friendly, quiet and had plenty of green space around. Only trade off for that fresh and air and greenery is the distance to central London (very easy when the tube is functioning fine, but a pain when the northern line is closed for example!)

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well designed and robust build quality. The finishing is really high touch and they use good components that will last a lifetime. Only criticism is the balcony design, which allows water to seep through from balcony above during rainy weather. We’re also happy with the ventilation system, which automatically reduces moisture

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I didn’t quite appreciate the quality of leisure facilities around. Barnet Copthall leisure centre feels like a world class leisure centre.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, very promptly typically responding within a few hours.

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Very happy homeowner – a peaceful, simple place to live.

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Review Date Jan 2022

It goes without saying the transport links are fabulous – tube station on the doorstep and right beside the A1/M1

The essentials available in the area are brilliant – a small Co-op and big Waitrose, as well as the Virgin Active gym. Beyond that, it’s very poor though. No cafes, bars or restaurants on the development is a real shame but will hopefully change soon.

It is quiet but street parking is quite limited.

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I feel it’s largely well-designed. The facilities are perfectly functional, albeit a bit basic. Private parking is great although there are frequent water leaks. The cleaning and waste disposal is routine and reliable. Aside from that, I have received great after-care from the developer Barratt but communication with the development’s management company is a little less efficient.

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The balcony design is really bad. Gaps in the floor mean lots of rain water drips down from the balcony above.

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They are quite hard to contact. I have been having trouble setting up my online account to manage service charges etc and no one ever picks up the phone in the head office.

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Fantastic development

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Review Date Jan 2022

This is my first home and I am in love with the area. Great connectivity to central London and very friendly neighbourhood. Lots to do in the weekends around like farmers market.

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Very responsive and quality property management. Issues raised are resolved timely by email or phone.
Nice finishing of the interior. No issue on electric appliances.
The new build comes with 5 years NHBC guarantee which is very reassuring.

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Nothing – we did quite a lot of research!

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Barratt have been very thorough and responsive when dealing with issues, most things being resolved within 48 hours.

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