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Why Mill Hill should be on your list of London suburbs to live in


Looking for a place to buy? Try Mill Hill

Nudging Hertfordshire to the north and the built-up Hendon to the south, Mill Hill is a large, leafy and affluent suburb.

It has good transport links, with access to the M1 at Fiveways Corner, and the A41 and A1 run through it.

There are three distinct neighbourhoods. Mill Hill Village is the oldest, greenest and most rural, while the Broadway rates highly for convenience, encompassing the high street and Thameslink station.

Mill Hill East, around the Northern Line Tube station, is expanding fast as a new residential quarter is being created at Millbrook Park on the former Inglis Barracks site.

What’s on offer

Buyers can pick from a medley of architectural styles, particularly in the Village – which contains charming period cottages and one-off, wow-factor, glitzy abodes.

There are also Victorian terraces, interwar semis and new luxury flats.

Leafy Mill Hill Village is perfect for people who want a rural feel without going outside the M25 (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)

‘We see lots of young families who are attracted by the network of good schools and want to find the right home early when their children are only one or two years old, and first-time buyers who’ve often grown up locally,’ says James Goldsobel of estate agents Richard James.

‘Flats start from £300,000 and three or four-bed houses are £600,000-plus.’

What can my budget buy?

£325,000

Sunbury Gardens is a great starter home

This bright one-bed flat, on the first floor of a small purpose-built block, has a lift, underground parking, and a large open-plan kitchen/living room. Mill Hill Broadway station is within walking distance.

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£799,950

Perfect for a family home

A five-bed, two-bath semi-detached house arranged over three floors. It’s been extended and refurbished in recent years, and features a full-width kitchen/dining/living room opening out to the landscaped garden to the rear.

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£7.95million

You’ll need some serious cash for this modern mansion

Set behind electric gates on a private road, this five-bed uber-contemporary house offers great views towards London and includes a gym, swimming pool, sauna, treatment room, cinema and smart tech throughout.

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What’s the average?

The average property in Mill Hill is currently valued at £781,824, according to Zoopla.co.uk

What’s new?

When complete, Millbrook Park will consist of more than 2,200 homes, delivered by a number of housebuilders.

Millbrook Park (Picture: Chris Richards-White, Image Crea)

No 1 Millbrook Park, from Joseph Homes, has sweeping views over the London skyline.

The high-ceilinged one and two-bed apartments start at £399,995.

Barratt London is creating 345 apartments and houses, all with private outside space and parking.

One and two-beds are currently available, from £424,000.

The Claves (Picture: Johnny Stephens)

EcoWorld London’s The Claves is a collection of one to four-bed homes, with on-site gym, from £425,000 for a one-bed flat.

A new show apartment launches on June 12.

L&Q, Millbrook Park

L&Q’s one, two and three-bed shared ownership apartments start from £90,625 for a 25% share of £362,500.

At Ridgeway Views, another Barratt development, residents have access to beautiful grounds, from £690,000 for a two-bed apartment.

Ridgeway Views (Picture: Philip Child)

Belmont Racing Stables, once a site where Derby winners were trained, has three luxury homes for sale (from £410,00 for a one-bed apartment), through Godfrey & Barr.

Two two-bed apartments remain at Heronslea’s The Project, from £599,00, via Hamptons.

Fact file: Everything a potential homeowner should know about Mill Hill

Council tax: (Band D) £1,700.99

Commuting time: From 14 mins by Thameslink from Mill Hill Broadway to St Pancras International; from 21mins by Tube from Mill Hill East to Euston

Annual Travelcard cost: £2,128

Amenities: M&S Food, Tesco Express, delis, boutiques and bistros in the Broadway; Bank and Numa are new restaurants; indie food shops at Mill Hill East; the Adam & Eve and the Rising Sun are decent pubs in the Village; Belmont farm for animals and waffles; lovely café at Finchley Nurseries; plenty of gyms and sports clubs

Open space: Mill Hill Park; The Mill Field; Bittacy Hill Park; Arrandene Open Space

Schools: GCSE and A-level results better than average; Ofsted rates the majority of state schools as outstanding or good; broad selection of independents

Crime: Well below average, apart from vehicle crime

Who lives there? Families; first-time buyers on Help to Buy

Famous faces: Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, starring Tamsin Greig, was filmed in a house in Mill Hill.

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