Harrow Property Market
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Families flock to Harrow lured by its abundance of parks, good sized family homes, excellent private and state schools and good transport links to the city. Harrow is a large suburban area situated northwest of the centre of London.
Cottages are found leading to Harrow on the Hill, there are Victorian terraces and modern flats in the town centre. Large Edwardian detached houses are found in the south of Harrow. The most sought after roads are the private roads on Harrow on the Hill, namely Mount Park Road. Harrow Garden Village is also a popular area; postcodes covering the area are HA1, HA2 and HA3.
There are new developments between Headstone Drive and Harrow View, and new homes have been built in the town centre. West Harrow is the more laid back area of the town. The roads surrounding Vaughan Road are more affordable, with some nice Victorian terrace houses located here. There are a number of 1930’s semi-detached properties throughout the area and some Arts and Crafts style properties. There are smaller cottages in and around Orley Farm Road.
In the 18th C a number of families moved to the area, lured by the free education offered in the school, due to this further large houses were built around the school on the hill to house the borders, today this is still where many of the larger properties are situated; West Street is home to some very large, substantial properties.
Standard of Living in Harrow
Harrow is a very ethically diverse area; there is a stronghold of families in the area who don’t tend to leave but rather extend their properties and a large Asian community. Home to one of the country’s leading public schools. Harrow on the Hill is home to an idyllic, picturesque High Street that winds through the village. The town centre in Harrow is a busy, bustling hub of activity, with the usual high street names. With a myriad of open spaces many people aspire to live here.
Other Living necessities in Harrow
Famous for its array of public schools, with a number of boarding schools, Harrow School in particular. The John Lyon School is for boys aged 11 to 18. Schools include Roxeath Mead, Alpha Preparatory, Quainton Hall, Orley Farm School and Buckingham College.
Harrow’s State schools have mainly received ‘good’ from Ofsted; those that have achieved ‘outstanding’ include Elmgrove, Marlborough, St Anselm’s RC, Priestmead, Belmont, St Joseph’s RC, Mount Stewart Juniors, Kenmore Park Infants, Newton Farm, Roxbourne, Glebe and Heathland.
‘Outstanding’ state comprehensive schools include Sacred Heart RC Language College, Whitmore High, JFS Jewish School, Claremont High, Rooks Heath and St Dominic’s RC Sixth Form College.
The shopping centre on Harrow on the Hill has lots to offer, there is St George’s and St Ann’s covered shopping centres, with a number of high street chain stores. Harrow is home to a cinema, sports centre and outdoor spaces. With regard to supermarkets there is an Asda, Iceland, Lidl, Marks and Spencer’s Imply Food, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.
Places to visit near Harrow
Harrow Leisure Centre is situated in Wealdstone, here you can enjoy a number of activities, including playing badminton, snooker or take a swim in the pool or call into the gym. Pinner Memorial Park is in the borough of Harrow, originally part of the West House Estate, it was once home to Lady Hamilton, the park is over 5 hectares and there is a lovely ‘peace garden’ to enjoy. The famed Wembley Stadium is not far should you wish to watch a sporting game or one of the rugby internationals. If you want to enjoy some green space head to Fryent Country Park and Barn Hill Open Space, in the borough of Brent, around 15 minutes away.
Harrow Council Tax
You can find up to date council tax rates for your property at the following link: http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200028/council_tax