Situated in North London, Barnet borders a total of six other boroughs and covers an area of 33 square miles.
The borough of Barnet itself is divided into five different areas; New Barnet, Mays Lane, Quinta Drive, Wood Street and High Barnet.
The cost of a home in Barnet can vary, but typically averages £613,000*2 (for a semi-detached property). Of course, more lavish, high-end properties designed for the rich and wealthy can cost significantly more.
Here is a breakdown of average housing prices, by number of bedrooms:2
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*The above statistics were found using the Land Registry app. To use, simply type a UK area into the search bar (in this case ‘Barnet’), select ‘House Price Indices’ and then the type of property you want to determine the average price of.
Council tax rates will also vary, and the bands are displayed below:3
For families looking for a home relatively close to London, without the capital prices, Barnet represents a good opportunity.
The houses themselves are of different styles. A mixture of Victorian and Edwardian showcase the borough’s historical roots, while there are more modern developments scattered around.
As mentioned, there are properties in Barnet that cater to the wealthier individual.
Stars of North London football clubs such as Robbie Keane and Dennis Bergkamp have previously lived here, as did the likes of Amy Winehouse.4, 5
It’s certainly an attractive prospect for the rich and famous, as well as the typical family.
Barnet is a relatively youthful area, with the largest age group being those who are under 20 years6. This is mainly due to the fact that many of the working professionals in Barnet have children, and are raising families.