Properties for Sale in Barnet
Barnet Property for sale
Looking for Barnet houses for sale, or a flat? You’ve come to the right place. Barnet is the perfect blend of green countryside and London life. Few people will dispute that Barnet is one of the most desirable residential areas in and around London. Although it is often cited as “Barnet Hertfordshire”, in fact, it lies just over the border in the greater London area. However, this means it offers a fascinating mixture of the sophistication of capital city life together with the immediately available attractions of the Hertfordshire countryside to the north. Barnet has enjoyed a thousand years of history. Shakespeare wrote about it; royalty passed through here, and sometimes stayed here.
You can still see the places where they stayed. Barnet combines an unexpected combination of the urban and rural: from the historic highlights of the High Street to the green open spaces of Hadley Green and Monken Hadley Common and the beautiful un-spoilt Georgian village of Monken Hadley, not forgetting the magnificent views of the City of London and Canary Wharf seen from the heart of High Barnet.
Did you know:
"Charles Dickens was thought to have been inspired by the Barnet Union Workhouse when he wrote Oliver Twist, with Oliver meeting the Artful Dodger on Barnet's High Street."
Thanks to its location between the buzz of central London and the countryside of Hertfordshire, Barnet is rapidly becoming a highly sought-after area. A suburban town within the borough of the same name, Barnet boasts good amenities, great schools and efficient transport links and it’s perfect for families and professionals who aren’t ready to give up London life. Independent shops and restaurants, green spaces, and a weekly market give Barnet a small-town feel, with central London just 20 minutes away on the Tube.
With average house prices coming in at £718,077 over the last year (and up 6%), the area’s desirability is reflected in the housing market. However, Barnet is still more affordable than North London (£797,188) and the borough overall (£737,945), particularly nearby Hampstead Garden Suburb (£1,237,135). In terms of properties, Barnet boasts Victorian terraces, Georgian townhouses, and modern flats, making it popular with a range of homebuyers who also tend to stay in the area long term.
Barnet’s transport links are excellent, no matter what form of transport you choose to take. High Barnet underground station connects the area to central London via the Northern line, with King’s Cross just 20 minutes away. There’s also New Barnet train station with services to Hertfordshire and Moorgate in less than 30 minutes.
Barnet also offers reliable bus services provided by Transport for London which take passengers to destinations across London, and for those who prefer to travel by car the M25 is just 5 minutes’ drive away.
International travel is also made easy with Stansted Airport just 40 minutes’ drive away, and Heathrow Airport 50 minutes away. There are regular Eurostar train departures leaving from nearby St Pancras International too with stops in Paris and Brussels.
Schools and Education
In line with demand in the area, Barnet has several good state, grammar and independent schools.
For primary aged children, many of the schools were rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ at the last Ofsted inspection. These include St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School, Grasvenor Avenue Infant School, Cromer Road Primary School, Foulds School and Whitings Hill Primary School.
There are several strong secondary schools in the area with options to suit a range of educational needs including Totteridge Academy, Southgate School, Queen Elizabeth’s Girls School, and the Ark Pioneer Academy. Many of the secondary schools also have sixth forms and offer higher education places, with Barnet and Southgate College providing vocational training, apprenticeships, and industry placements alongside A Levels.
Independent options include St John’s Preparatory and Senior School, Mount House School, Lyonsdown School and the world-renowned performing arts school where Amy Winehouse studied, Susi Earnshaw Theatre School. Queen Elizabeth’s School offers grammar school education for boys.
Leisure and Amenities
One of Barnet’s best features is its wide range of local amenities and facilities. There’s a market twice a week selling fresh produce, meat, cakes, fish, and bread, as well as a Teenage Market encouraging young people to be entrepreneurial. Barnet is also well known for its independent eateries, having been a coaching town for many years. Highlights include L ’Antica for pizzas, Spizzico for brunch, lunch and dinner, and cocktail bars Mélange and Hadley House for late night vibes. The recently regenerated Spires Shopping Centre houses high street brands as well as several independent stores, making Barnet ideal for shopping lovers.
For those who prefer the great outdoors, Barnet also has plenty to offer. Historic Monken Hadley retains much of its ancient rural character and is also home to a common with woodland and a lake. There are numerous other green spaces and walking trails nearby thanks to London’s green belt, including Hadley Green, Pymmes Brook Trail, and Dollis Valley Green walk.
Golfers are also well catered for, with an impressive three golf courses in the area. Old Fold Manor, Dyrham Park Country Club and The Shire are all a short distance away and offer 18 hole courses with stunning views of the Hertfordshire countryside. New Barnet Leisure Centre has a schedule of more than 80 fitness classes a week, as well as a pool and outdoor tennis courts, and Old Courthouse Recreation Ground has gardens, a children’s play area and café.
Safety and Crime
Reassuringly for homebuyers, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment shows Barnet to be one of the safest boroughs in the capital, with crime rates falling overall in recent years. There is a dedicated and cohesive crime prevention team in the area, with The Barnet Safer Communities Partnership working with the Metropolitan Police, Barnet Council, and the London Fire Brigade to reduce offences and anti-social behaviour.
The community looks out for each other too, with several Neighbourhood Watch schemes in and around Barnet contributing to the small town feel of the area.
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