Northwood is a suburban town on the border of Greater London and Hertfordshire. It is known for having an excellent balance between proximity and ease of access to Central London and leafy, quiet roads and green space characteristic of more rural areas. There are three Underground stations served by the Metropolitan Line, making commuting into Central London easy.
There are also great schools and large, detached homes here, making this a good place for families, too. Northwood also has a high percentage of residents who are older people, showing that it's an area that appeals to all ages.
Northwood Transport Links
One of Northwood’s great assets is its public transport infrastructure. Set on the Metropolitan Line and offering services to Baker Street with journey times of under 30 minutes, there are Underground stations at Northwood, Northwood Hills and Moor Park.
Heathrow Airport and the motorway network are also within easy driving access, and there are excellent transport links to nearby Harrow, Watford and Uxbridge.
Northwood Schools and Education
Schooling in the area is excellent with a choice of state and private schools. Popular independents include St Helen's School and Northwood College for girls, and for boys, St Martin's School, St John's School, and Merchant Taylors’.
Among state secondary schools, Haydon and Northwood both come highly recommended and for younger children, popular primary schools include Frithwood Primary School and Holy Trinity C of E School.
Out and About in Northwood
Despite its proximity to London, Northwood benefits from particularly green surroundings, including Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve, parkland and a plethora of golf clubs within easy reach, including Moor Park and Northwood Golf Club.
In the High Street you’ll find an excellent choice of restaurants, independent shops, and a Waitrose, while sports and leisure enthusiasts will appreciate the extensive facilities within the David Lloyd Club.