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Why Hendon is a Great Place to Buy a Property

Published: 27/02/2023

Families, first-time buyers and young professionals who move to Hendon are looking for a home to suit their lifestyle. It is one of North London’s more lively and vibrant residential areas with many local features and amenities. It’s home to Brent Cross, one of London’s largest shopping centres, and the Brent Reservoir (commonly known as the Welsh Harp) with 170 beautiful hectares of water and marshland.

All the various outstanding schools, extensive green spaces and plenty of facilities are what draws families to the area. Young professionals and students are drawn to the restaurants, cafes and pubs, along with the many rail, bus and main road transport links that provide easy access to the rest of London. Whilst Hendon is popular with those who commute to Central London is has a noticeably more peaceful atmosphere than the inner city.

Hendon has a large Jewish community that sits comfortably within a multi-cultural ambiance, combined with a real sense of community. Whatever your taste, there is something nearby for everyone. The high streets are packed with plenty of cafés and restaurants and on rainy days you can go to the local cinema’s or the RAF Museum. When the sun comes back out you can grab your clubs and head to Hendon or Finchley’s Golf Clubs. Of course, if you want plenty of more options you can always take the short half an hour journey into Central London.

For those who like heading a bit further out, Hendon has quick and easy access to the countryside. Colne Valley is only 30 minutes away, perfect if you want some sightseeing, picnics or long walks. Furthermore, direct access to the A1 and M1 makes visiting the Midlands or North England a breeze. Heading into Central London is equally as simple since Hendon is Located both on the Northern Line and the Thameslink Service.

There is a huge variety of very sought-after properties in Hendon. With areas like Shirehall Estates full of many larger detached and semi-detached family homes and the Sunny Hill area with spacious detached houses and period properties with considerable character. There are also plenty of stunning and modern detached mansions along Brampton Grove. There are also plenty of flats, both purpose-built contemporary apartments with comfortable dimensions, as well as converted properties which previously formed a part of a large house. Buyers will often find attractive features in these flats, such as fireplaces, high ceilings and sash windows. Hendon was originally populated by gentry, so many older properties are built on larger plots of land – although some of these have been broken up in recent years.

Hendon house prices have continued to rise over recent years, and the average property sells for more than typical London prices. A key driver of this trend is the area’s growing popularity. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest for first-time buyers, with a number of one- and two-bedroom flats on the market for around £300,000. At the other end of the spectrum its not unusual for some of Hendon’s more prestigious detached properties to go for ten times that.
Whatever type of property you are looking for, a detached house, a semi, terraced or flat and either modern or period properties we are certain we can help you find your dream home. Call us today on 020 8203 2111 to discuss how we can help you. Alternatively, you can view our current properties for sale in Hendon