Kilburn has become one of the most desirable areas to live in North London. Whether buying, selling or renting property in Kilburn, it helps to have an agent with expert local property knowledge. We know the Kilburn area inside out and have built a formidable reputation in the area over recent years. If you’re considering a move to Kilburn, look no further to Living Residential.
Our office is in close proximity to Kilburn, and as such, we can offer you expert insight. This not only includes knowledge about the most desirable streets, but also information about schools, amenities, entertainment and much more. We’re also Kilburn’s only Guild agency, which is a testament to our trustworthiness and commitment to the job.
We’re here to help you, whether you’re looking for your next home, want to sell, or are keen to become a landlord here. Our services also include property management and assisting with house auctions.
Kilburn has a wealth of attractive period properties; particularly Victorian red-brick terraces. Many of these retain their original features, which makes them especially desirable to buyers and tenants. There are also some stately Edwardian mansions, which have been sub-divided into more affordably priced apartments. You’ll find a limited number of purpose-built apartment buildings in the area too, though these don’t tend to come to market so often.
Unsurprisingly, Kilburn is popular with families, especially as it’s considered better value for money than other parts of north-west London. First-time buyers aren’t priced out of the market here, as there are plenty of good-sized apartments on offer, at a reasonable price. The South Kilburn Regeneration Programme will introduce more properties to the area, which is appealing for those who prefer new-build homes.
The price of a property in Kilburn is affected not only by its size and specification, but also its location. Homes close to the best schools, or the local train stations, are invariably more expensive.
Kilburn has an ancient and illustrious history. It was once on the famous Watling Street; the road used by the Romans to connect the north of the UK to Dover. Over the years, it grew to be a thriving residential location, particularly when rail travel was introduced to the area in the 1850s. While its streets seem predominantly Victorian these days, its more ancient past can still be seen in certain buildings, such as The Love & Liquor bar (formerly The Red Lion pub) which dates back to the 15th century.
There is a strong sense of community in Kilburn, which can be seen in the range of independent shops and restaurants. Kilburn also benefits from a pleasantly laid-back atmosphere, which is largely due to its green spaces and tree-lined roads.
Commuters seeking easy access to Central London will appreciate Kilburn’s two local tube stations; Kilburn Park and Queen’s Park, which are both on the Bakerloo line. For Jubilee line connections, Willesden Green and Kilburn are also in the vicinity. Kilburn is also well located for road transport, being within easy reach of several main roads, including the M1, the A1, and the North Circular.
There’s plenty to see and do here. Kilburn High Road has several great bars, eateries and shops, plus the Tricycle Theatre, which puts on performances throughout the year, as wells as films. St Augustine’s Church is one of the area’s most famous landmarks, and there are several parks for dog-walkers and joggers to enjoy. Queen’s Park is particularly well-regarded, and has 30 acres of land, tennis courts, a children’s playground and a paddling park.
The schools are also impressive in Kilburn. South Hampstead High School is close by, as is University College School. Queen’s Park Community School was awarded ‘good’ on its most recent Ofsted report, and regularly gets excellent results for its GCSEs.
The average property price in Kilburn is higher than the London average. However, this is skewed somewhat by the multi-million-pound homes on the market. Buyers and investors usually find that the area is cheaper than neighbouring locations, such as Brondesbury and South Hampstead.
First-time buyers will be pleased to know that it’s possible to purchase a spacious apartment in Kilburn for as little a reasonable cost. Those seeking a more sizeable period home may be more interested in the other end of the market, with Victorian detached villas costing in the millions.
The rental market is performing strongly in Kilburn, with plenty of interest for new tenancies. If you’re planning to invest in a one-bedroomed apartment, then you won’t have trouble securing a tenant. Multi-bedroomed detached homes can bring in a favourable rental cost and also in demand.
It is predicted that both property prices and rental costs will rise in Kilburn. Certainly, this has been the trend in recent years. If you’d like help with the purchase, sale or rental of a home, get in touch with our team today. We’ll be happy to help.