Research recently produced by the Bank of Scotland has revealed that young professionals are increasingly buying Kilburn properties for sale. This area of North West London was once regarded as shabby but has experienced a renaissance and has recently been named as one of the top locations for young, career-minded urbanites to buy property in the whole of the UK.
Properties for sale in Kilburn start at around £200,000 and go right up to £4million. Buying here is more affordable than purchasing in areas such as Wimbledon and Fulham. According to the Bank of Scotland, aspiring urbanites are willing to pay up to 40% more to live in one of London’s desirable areas, which include Paddington, Putney, Canary Wharf and Hampstead.
Here, we take a look at Kilburn properties for sale and identify the area’s amenities and travel links.
What’s so Great About Kilburn?
Kilburn properties for sale appeal to those who want convenience and like the idea of living in an area of London that’s vibrant and multicultural in nature. Kilburn has a big Afro-Caribbean community and the highest Irish population of any London district. Kilburn dates back to Roman times and has some great Victorian buildings and notable Art Deco landmarks, including the Gaumont State Cinema on Kilburn High Road.
This is a lively place to live where you can see new theatre productions, enjoy a proper pint in an Irish pub and stroll in Kilburn Grange Park.
It’s quite a trendy area with some famous residents, including Matt Lucas, David Mitchell and Lily Allen.
Buy here and you’re mostly looking at flats. Around 70% of properties for sale in Kilburn are apartments, with the majority being one or two bedroom dwellings. The housing stock is made up of Victorian and Edwardian terraces. There are new builds and conversions of period properties available, along with pre-loved properties in low-rise, purpose-built blocks.
Properties for sale in Kilburn start at around £180,000, which will get you a studio flat. A well-maintained, top floor flat in a Kilburn Vale purpose-built block situated close to the amenities of Kilburn High Road and West Hampstead that dates back to the 1970s currently costs around £240,000. Alternatively, check out Belsize Road for one bed flats priced at around £229,000.
Go to Brondesbury Road and you’ll get more for your money. Here, a newly refurbished, three bedroom flat in a period conversion can be snapped up for around £350,000.
There are some great 1920s-style blocks in West Hampstead. Check out Birchington Court on West End Lane, where you’ll find one bedroom flats with original wood flooring for around £260,000.
But if you want luxury, have a look at Regents Plaza Apartments, a fantastic residential building which benefits from a concierge and easy access to the amenities of both Kilburn High Road and Maida Vale. There are bright and spacious three bedroom apartments with ensuites and patios for around £800,000.
Kilburn properties for sale are good for those who want to live in Zone 2 and enjoy access to the Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines. There are three tube stations: Kilburn, Kilburn Park and Queen’s Park. There are also two overground railway stations: Brondesbury and Kilburn High Road.
Check the My Homes Unlimited listings for properties for sale in Kilburn.
Sources: Bank of Scotland.
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