If you’re considering moving to a quiet area as a base to commute to London or simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Northwood is ideal.
Families and young professionals are attracted to the area and many retirees choose to stay on when they downsize. An affluent suburb of North West London close to the Hertfordshire border, Northwood has fast tube links and excellent schools both state-funded and private. Its wide leafy roads and modest streets are surrounded by open countryside and ancient woodlands, all within easy reach of the capital for work, theatres, restaurants and shops.
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Northwood was a small farming hamlet until the arrival of the Metropolitan Railway in 1887 after which it quickly developed with homes and shops making it the commuter hotspot it is today.
Its busy high street has many popular cosmopolitan eateries from Italian to Argentinian as well as a choice of independent shops, with national regional brands (such as a Waitrose supermarket) also having a presence.
Haste Hill, Ruislip Woods and Batchworth Common are popular spots for walks, while Oxhey Woods is a local nature reserve with several nature trails through the 100 hectares of ancient semi-natural woodland. Horse-riding, cricket, tennis, football and rambling clubs are on offer as well as a gym.
Local groups include an operatic society, choral, local history and flower arranging clubs, while community involvement can also be found in local places of worship which include several churches and a synagogue. Mount Vernon Hospital is a renowned regional treatment centre so excellent medical treatment is at hand.
Northwood and Northwood Hills Metropolitan Line tubes are in Zone 6, Moor Park is also in Zone 6/7.
Buses run to Ruislip, Harrow, Uxbridge, Denham, Northolt, Greenford and Ealing and into Hertfordshire, including Watford.
State infant and primary schools include Eastbury Farm School, Frithwood, Hillside and Holy Trinity (for a full list and catchment areas visit the local council website at www.hillingdon.gov.uk).
Northwood School and Haydon School are popular secondary schools, while St Helen’s, Northwood College and Merchant Taylors are a magnet for families seeking a private education.
The RNIB Sunshine House specialist school is located in Northwood too.e specialist school is located in Northwood.
While there are some early Victorian period properties most homes in Northwood and Northwood Hills date from the late 1920s onwards.
Private estates of large luxury detached homes built in the 1970s and 1980s are now well established and popular. New build high-specification luxury apartments and houses are in limited supply, renting as soon as they are listed.
Linksway, Northgate and Murray Road are some of the most sought-after roads.ost sought-after roads.
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Denville Hall is a historic building in Northwood and a retirement home for professional actors whose trustees include Kim Cattrall and David Suchet.
Also, the popular 1970s sitcom ‘The Good Life’ starring Richard Briers and Felicity Kendall was filmed at a house in Kewferry Road, Northwood and is a popular attraction.
Northwood comes under the London Borough of Hillingdon. The annual council tax rates for 2023/24 are:
- Band A: £1173.62
- Band B: £1369.23
- Band C: £1564.85
- Band D: £1760.46
- Band E: £2151.66
- Band F: £2542.88
- Band G: £2934.08
- Band H: £3520.89
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At Paige and Petrook, we know the lettings market inside out. We offer full property management services for landlords because we believe that any property in Northwood is worth investing in. If you are thinking about investing in a property in the area (or already own one), and do not wish to be involved in the day-to-day management – whether you’re too busy or too far away – we can help.
As a family-owned business, we work to stay ahead of the game when it comes to residential lettings for tenants and landlords throughout South East England. Our team of qualified lettings experts work with landlords and tenants to place the right tenant in the right property. We consider all requirements and preferences, and search through our extensive database of properties to find the perfect match for our clients.