Savills plc

11/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2021 04:42

Why Northwood offers so much more than a speedy commute to the capital

Served by no fewer than three Underground stations on the Metropolitan line, the affluent suburb of Northwood has long been a popular choice among those wanting a speedy commute to London.

But with wide, leafy, tree-lined streets complemented by an abundance of surrounding countryside and ancient woodland, this part of the London Borough of Hillingdon, close to the border with Hertfordshire, offers much more than just a swift journey in and out of the capital.

The average price for a home in Northwood now sits at £1.23 million according to Savills research - a 9.9 per cent rise on prices this time last year but still offering relative value for money when compared with properties closer to the City.

The lifestyle drivers that have affected the market since the outbreak of the pandemic have undoubtedly played their part in this rise, with high demand and short supply putting upward pressure on house prices.

Superb schooling means the area is a particular favourite with families, but a busy high street with cosmopolitan places to eat and a rich variety of independent retailers means it is just as popular with young professionals and those reaching retirement.

The private Moor Park estate and Copsewood are consistently the most sought-after locations - characterised by relatively large plot sizes and a good choice of property, ranging from mid-size detached period homes through to large modern mansions.

The area also benefits from some high level employers, including the UK's military headquarters, NATO Command and the specialist Mount Vernon Hospital.

For those in search of some much needed R&R, Haste Hill, Ruislip Woods, Batchworth Common and the Oxhey Woods nature reserve all provide popular spots for a weekend stroll, while riding, cricket, tennis and football clubs are in abundance - as well as multiple golf courses that include the prestigious Moor Park.

Featured below is a selection of properties typical to Northwood and its surrounds - perfect for buyers who are looking for more space and a taste of the countryside without wanting to sever too many ties with the capital.