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Barnet in north London faces the city of London to the south and the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside in the north.
Barnet does attract the seriously wealthy, with mansions selling for £10 million and Ferraris and Maseratis prowling the streets. However, there are properties to suit all budgets in Barnet, and many people champion the area for feeling like a countryside town, whilst still having access to two tube stations and a National Rail station.
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There are some serious properties in Barnet, particularly mansions in Hadley, Hadley Green and Monken Hadley. If you branch into Totteridge, you are in oligarch-territory. There are also expansive properties in Arkley on Rowley Green Lane and Arkley Lane.
For a slice of normality, there are patches of Victorian terraces, like those on Falkland Road. Keep travelling further south and east, and you will be met with affordable suburban semis. New Barnet and Oakleigh Park are nice family areas, as well as Lyonsdown. For cheaper property, head towards Cockfosters.
The impressive mansions in Barnet tend to sell for an average of £5 million, with the slightly less expansive detached homes coming in between £900,000 and £2.5 million. Semis, £400,000 to £1.2 million. Detached homes, £650,000 to £900,000. Terraces and cottages, £375,000 to £625,000. Flats, £250,000 to £600,000. Rentals: one-bed flats, £850-£1,250pcm; three-bed houses, £1,500-£2,500pcm.
Schools in Barnet
There are six cream of the crop primary schools in Barnet. Monken Hadley CofE, Christ Church, Cromer Road, and All Saints CofE have all been awarded ‘good’ by Oftsed. Foulds and Whittings Hill are often oversubscribed as they are ‘outstanding’ primary schools.
Queen Elizabeth’s is an ‘outstanding’ boy’s grammar school in Barnet, including a sixth form. Totteridge Academy and Jewish Community are ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. Jewish Community secondary school is dedicated to providing a comprehensive Jewish education. Ivrit (Modern Hebrew) is compulsory in Year 7 and 8, with many students carrying the language on to GCSE level.
Barnet Transport Links
Barnet has three stations, two tube and one National Rail. New Barnet is the National Rail station, with services to Moorgate taking 30 minutes. There are also trains to and from Kings Cross in peak hours. High Barnet is the terminus for the Northern line, taking roughly 30 minutes to get into the city. Cockfosters is the terminus for the Piccadilly line and is located just east of Barnet, with journey times into Central London just shy of 40 minutes.
There are two major motorways surrounding Barnet. The M25 is to the north, and the M1 is to the west.
TFL buses serve Barnet well. The 326 is a popular route, as it covers Finchley, Hendon, and on to Brent Cross shopping centre. The 184 takes passengers to Wood Green, with the 307 terminating in Brimsdown after travelling through Enfield. The 107 goes up to Edgware, via Elstree and Stanmore.
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