South and West Hampstead, located in the north east of London alongside the popular Swiss Cottage, Cricklewood and Belsize Park is a popular area for commuters due to its strong transport links, particularly with the north of London. Buying or renting in West Hampstead means you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and places to visit.
West Hampstead is close to the Finchley Road (Metropolitan) railway line as well as having its own Jubilee. This, alongside the many local tube stations makes West Hampstead not only great for going to work and school, it also encourages visitors to the area to enjoy the vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants it hosts.
The Two Sides – Something For Everyone
Those looking at renting in West Hampstead need to be aware that this area has two faces. During the day the place takes on an almost village-like feel and appearance, with small independent shops, bakers and the like alongside a strong community led feel. At night however the thriving nightlife puts West Hampstead on the “places to know and go to” list. Bizarrely both sides of West Hampstead manage to co-exist in harmony as altogether the area gives the residents everything they want and need and visitors increase the local economy.
Buying or renting in West Hampstead works well for many, regardless of their lifestyle as there truly is something for everyone. Between the strong transport links, excellent local schools and colleges, the quiet village feel for those who enjoy it and the busier night life for those who enjoy a vibrant social life, West Hampstead has it all.
Many celebrities, famous for TV, film, music and other entertainment forms have previously or continue to live within the area. Names such as Dusty Springfield, Emma Thompson, Chaka Khan, Matt Lucas and Johnny Vegas have all decided at one time or another to choose West Hampstead to live in and with such a wide variety of eateries, bars, shops and green areas available, it is little wonder why.
Just a stones through from Hampstead Hill, Regent’s Park and other such well-known and affluent areas, West Hampstead is a popular area and those looking at buying or renting a property in West Hampstead need to move fast when properties come available as they rarely stay vacant for long. Being such an affluent area, property prices are higher than in some other London districts however it is safe to say that when choosing to rent or buy a property in South or West Hampstead you are buying into a lifestyle and community that can’t be found elsewhere.
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