Bounded by green belt yet still on the Tube map, Mill Hill is a destination for home buyers who like the country feel. NW7 is London’s largest postcode, an attractive swathe of suburbia with golf courses, playing fields and parks, riding schools, independent schools and even a farm, plus a wide range of homes to suit most budgets — from purpose-built flats to interwar semis, to gin-and-jag executive houses in leafy avenues.
The old village, with its pond and pubs, stands quiet and imposing at the top of the hill, part of an ancient route called The Ridgeway, off which are the area’s best addresses.
Millbrook Park, a new neighbourhood being built on an old barracks site includes The Mount
, pictured, offering contemporary-design townhouses and flats in 14 acres of open space. From £470,000. Call Countryside Annington on 020 8371 9269.
Mill Hill East, at the bottom of the hill, is the cheaper bit but improving, with a Tube station on the Northern line.