Top Five Places to Live in Colindale

Top Five Places to Live in Colindale

Not long ago, Colindale was little more than a reassuringly quiet commuter suburb of inner London. Today, however, the area is taking off with cranes and high rises dotting the skyline. A vast regeneration programme is well underway, with more than 10,000 new homes being brought to the market.

Colindale is home to some of London’s more significant and prestigious institutions. These include the Royal Air Force Museum, Public Health England’s Centre for Infections, Barnet College and Hendon Police College. Also located here is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome. A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Colindale is home to its namesake Northern Line station and Kingsbury station on the Jubilee line. These both get locals to the centre in around 20 minutes.

1. Silver Works, NW9

Galliard Homes
4.21 Rating (based on 24 reviews) 24 reviews
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According to the latest results available, the best place to live in Colindale is Silver Works in NW9. The scheme sits by Grove Park, only a ten-minute walk from the tube station and a 10-minute drive to Brent Cross shopping centre. Silver Works, built by Galliard Homes comprises high-specification one, two and three-bedroom apartments in various multi-level blocks; as well as 13 disability-friendly apartments and six luxurious townhouses. All of the apartments have private balconies or terraces, while the townhouses feature private gardens.
One particular thing that residents of Silver Works like about living here are the facilities (rated 4.25 out of 5). Resident Danny had the following to say about living here:

"The development is really nice, it's new, spacious and all the facilities came in brand new with no problems whatsoever, had some initial problems with broadband and electricity but resolved that issue pretty quickly. The building management are great and responsive to my needs. I really have no complaints, I'm really happy living here!" - Danny, Resident

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2. Hendon Waterside, NW9

Barratt London
4.01 Rating (based on 47 reviews) 47 reviews
Area guide to North London
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The second-highest scoring development in Colindale is Hendon Waterside, NW9 which is just 0.4 miles from Hendon train station and a 20-minute walk to Brent Cross. The homes on this scheme (by Barratt London) comprise over 2,000 one, two and three-bedroom homes. Located in Zone 3 and adjacent to the Welsh Harp Reservoir, the area has a serenity which will suit anyone with a hectic working life. According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most profoundly was the design, which scored an impressive 4 out of 5.

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3. Beaufort Park, NW9

St George
3.97 Rating (based on 169 reviews) 169 reviews
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In third place is Beaufort Park, a Berkeley Homes development. One thing which impressed the residents we spoke to was the location, which scored 3.94 out of 5. Hardly surprising seeing as it has access to excellent transport services towards central London with Colindale Underground Station on the Northern Line. The development also has various fitness facilities such as a luxury spa and a gym. There is also fantastic shopping and social experience in Beaufort Park. The residence consists of 190 flats and apartments, with 106 private.

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4. Pulse Development, NW9

Fairview New Homes
3.92 Rating (based on 98 reviews) 98 reviews
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Pulse, by Fairview Homes is located a short 2-minute walk from Colindale underground station and features a range of studios, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments in North London. Designed by Lichfields, comprises precisely 1,111 residential units. Residents consider value for money as one of the best things about living here, scoring 3.87 out of 5.

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5. New Hendon Village, NW9

Notting Hill Genesis
3.73 Rating (based on 22 reviews) 22 reviews
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This huge regeneration scheme by Notting Hill Genesis will complete in 2023. It will supply 3,000 new homes and community facilities including a health centre, retail outlets, children's activity centre and a brand-new Woodland Walk. The development is close to the M1, A1 and A41 and a 10-minute walk from Colindale Station. Our discussions with residents suggest they particularly like the quality of the management, (scoring 3.67 out of 5).

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Prices and rents

The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Colindale is £400,000, and the average rent for a 2-bed property is £1,650 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 6.5 per cent per year as demand to live here has risen. This means growth has been more restrained than the whole of north-west London, which increased by 8.5 per cent over the same period.