Harrow is London’s twelfth largest borough but is also a town in its own right. It is located in the North West area of Greater London and borders the Hertfordshire countryside. Living in Harrow is very popular, as many like the feeling of living in a town outside of the hustle and bustle of central London, whilst having excellent transport links.
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Harrow covers a large area, and there are numerous different properties in each of these locations. There are rows of Victorian terraces and some elegant Georgian family homes, interspersed with Arts & Crafts influenced terraces and large Victorian and Edwardian houses. However, the majority of Harrow is dominated by thirties semi-detached houses.
For those looking to buy in Harrow, prices are reasonable compared to the rest of London, and it is favoured by commuters. One bed flats selling, on average, for £168,000. This figure escalates to £221,000 for two bed flats. Modest three-bed family homes have asking prices in the region of £335,000, with detached family homes over the £500,000 margin.
There are many rental opportunities in Harrow, with one-bed flats available for as little as £650 pcm, and two-beds falling into the £750 to £1,500 pcm bracket. Three-bed family homes are available between £1,000 and £2,5000, with four-bedrooms upwards of £1,5000 to the dizzy sums of £30,000 pcm for luxurious six-bed Victorian homes.
Schools in Harrow
Harrow is perhaps most famous for Harrow School, a leading independent school, and of very few schools specialising in providing a high quality boarding school education for boys up to the age of eighteen. The school was founded in 1572 and remains in the elite group of all-boys, full-boarding schools including Eton College, Radley College, and Winchester College. Notable alumni include Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Byron, Benedict Cumberbatch, and James Blunt.
There are well over forty primary schools in Harrow. The most popular are Marlborough, Belmont, St Joseph’s RC, and Mount Stewart. In terms of secondary schools, Harrow High School is a specialist sports academy and highly regarded by parents. Whitmore High School, The Sacred Heart Language College, and Nower High are also extremely popular.
There are four colleges in Harrow; Harrow College, Regent Colleges, Stanmore College and St Dominic’s (RC) Sixth Form College. Just two minutes’ walk from the town centre is the Harrow campus for the University of Westminster, in Northwick Park.
Harrow Transport Links
Harrow is a huge borough, but Harrow itself is split into South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow Weald and Harrow-on-the Hill. Harrow-on-the-Hill, West Harrow, and North Harrow are all tube stations located on the Metropolitan line, whereas South Harrow is on the Piccadilly line. Harrow & Wealdstone station is on the Bakerloo line, but also provides London Overground service and National Rail trains. Harrow-on-the-Hill station also runs National Rail services. Other local stations, handy to know during TFL maintenance works, are Kenton (Bakerloo) and Northwick Park (Metropolitan).
There are a number of TFL bus services, covering not only Harrow and the entire borough, but the city too. Popular local routes include the H14, H11, H10, H18 and H19. The 258 takes passengers from Harrow to Watford, and the 183 to Golders Green. Neighbouring Wembley is accessible via the 182, 223, and H17.