The north-west London borough of Barnet provides a rich and varied picture of London life. Sat across three TfL zones, the borough includes bustling urban centres, suburban, villagey communities and wide open green spaces. Verified residents of the borough’s new build developments have been providing reviews of their homes on HomeViews. Take a look at our list of the highest rated new build homes in Barnet.
Where is Barnet?Barnet is a sprawling suburban London borough, located to the north-west of the capital. Barnet is one of the largest of the capital’s boroughs by area. It stretches from bustling Cricklewood and Golders Green, within touching distance of Central London, to the green open spaces and suburban residential streets of High Barnet, on the edge of the Hertfordshire countryside.
New build homes in Barnet: highest rated by residentsBarnet’s sprawling area offers plenty of options for property hunters, whether buying or renting. Prices across the borough are particularly affordable for first-time buyers, making it a popular choice for young professionals and families. Read on to discover our ranking of the best new build homes in Barnet. The list is based on the ratings of verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
Our highest rated new build homes in Barnet are at Colindale Gardens, a mixed-use development in the heart of popular Colindale. It features a range of studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and duplexes. Additionally, there’s a range of three and four-bedroom townhouses alongside cafés, restaurants, retail facilities, a residents-only gym and a concierge service. Colindale Underground station is the nearest transport link with connections to the Northern Line.
Read reviews and details of Colindale Gardens, NW9
Located in North West London, Beaufort Park is a St George development. It has access to good transport services towards central London with Beaufort Park’s Underground Station on the Northern Line. The development also has various health and fitness facilities such as a spa, gym, pool and landscaped courtyards. There is also a range of […] Read reviews and details of Beaufort Park, NW9
Fourth place in Barnet is taken by The Mount at Millbrook Park, a Countryside development located in Mill Hill. The development comprises 133 residential dwellings, with one and two-bed flats and three and four-bedroom houses. Mill Hill East station is in close proximity to the development, with access to Northern Line services into the City and Central London.
Read reviews and details of The Mount at Millbrook Park by Countryside, NW7
Kooky Whetstone is a collection of boutique apartments. The rental apartments are fully furnished with balconies or terraces, and include private parking. Residents benefit from a five minute walk to Totteridge & Whetstone station and a 25-minute train journey to London Euston. Read reviews and details of Kooky Whetstone, N20
In sixth is Brook Valley Gardens, by Countryside. Located in Chipping Barnet, residents here benefit from various green spaces, a community centre and nursery. As well as this, the development is just a short walk from High Barnet station, which provides direct access to Central London within 20 minutes.
Read reviews and details of Brook Valley Gardens, EN5
Seventh place in Barnet is occupied by Linden at Millbrook Park, a Linden Homes residential development and Avison Young design. The development consists of 138 one and two-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses. Mill Hill East station is in close proximity to the development, with its Northern Line services into the City and Central London.
Read reviews and details of Millbrook Park by Linden Homes, NW7
In eighth, it’s L&Q at Ridgeway Views, a development of one and two-bedroom Shared Ownership homes in Barnet. Apartments are within the Mill Hill conservation area, and overlook the fields of Totteridge Valley. Residents have a gym, parking and a 24-hour concierge. Additionally, residents benefit from a private balcony in each home and communal gardens. With the nearby Mill Hill East tube station, you can travel to Central London in 30 minutes.
Read reviews and details of L&Q at Ridgeway Views Shared Ownership, NW7
In ninth, Trinity Square is a Barratt London development and winner of the ‘Best Project’ Housing Design Award. Located in Barnet, just 21-minutes from London Euston station, the development comprises 326 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 70 three and four-bedroom houses. The apartments all benefit from open-plan living areas, with large floor-to-ceiling windows.
Read reviews and details of Trinity Square, NW9
1th placed Millbrook Park is a development by Taylor Wimpey and is located in the North London area of Mill Hill. The residence is very convenient as it is at close proximities with the Mill Hill East London Underground station with easy services to central London. The development consists of a selection of two to five-bedroom homes with terraces and balconies, they also have duplex apartments as well. Millbrook Park is 5.8 miles from Alexandra Palace and a bus away from Brent Cross shopping centre.
Read reviews and details of Millbrook Park by Taylor Wimpey, NW7
Living in BarnetWhether you’re looking for a vibrant, energetic place to live within easy reach of Central London, or you prefer life at a more stately pace close to the countryside, Barnet has something for you. At its southern edge, the borough has the lively communities of Brent Cross and Golders Green. Meanwhile, in Chipping Barnet, Barnet town and Barnet Gate, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re outside the M25.
Barnet’s central and northern areas are littered with nature reserves, open spaces and golf courses. This creates a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that belies Barnet’s proximity to Central London. Additionally, the rolling Hertfordshire countryside is close at hand. Even in more central areas, green space is plentiful thanks to the nearby Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park.
Barnet offers a choice of different areas for shopping and leisure. Brent Cross Shopping Centre has a range of popular retailers and department stores. Additionally, the communities of Finchley, North Finchley, Edgware and Barnet town all have thriving high streets. Leisure activities in the borough include an array of golf courses, while you can watch first-class rugby union in the borough at Saracens.
Getting around BarnetBarnet is one of London’s largest boroughs. The area is the fourth largest of any borough in London, to be precise. As such, there are four TfL transport zones covering the borough. At the south of the borough you’re in Zone 3, while when you reach the northernmost point in Barnet you’re all the way up in Zone 6.
The London Underground serves Barnet well, with two branches of the Northern Line terminating in the borough at Zone 5’s High Barnet and Edgware. Mainline rail also has a strong presence across Barnet, with stations at Hendon, Mill Hill Broadway, New Barnet and Oakleigh Park. The M1, A1 and A406, three of London’s busiest and best-connected highways, also pass through Barnet.
Is property expensive in Barnet?According to Zoopla, Barnet’s average property price in the year to January 2023 was £723,000. This is in the same ballpark as the London average of £751,000. Barnet’s larger, detached houses sell for more than the London average, at £1,548,000 compared to £1,351,000. However, terraced houses and apartments in Barnet are significantly cheaper than the London average (£613,000 for a terraced house and £362,000 for an apartment, compared to £871,000 and £546,000). This makes Barnet a more viable choice than much of London for first-time buyers, young professionals and new families.
Is Barnet the perfect place for you to live your London adventure? If you want to learn more about life in the borough, check out our dedicated area guide below. From there you can find out more about the best new build developments to buy and rent in Barnet.
London is a city of contrasts, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the boroughs. The borough of Barnet has a suburban feel with its leafy streets lined with houses and gardens. You’ll find many parks and green spaces in the area, along Read more about Borough of Barnet
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