CBRE Borough Guide 2017: Harrow
Harrow is home to the famous boys school; Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I and boasts Winston Churchill and Benedict Cumberbatch as part of its alumni. It is located in a leafy 300-acre estate, encompassing much of Harrow-on-the-Hill in the northwest London borough.
Just as spectacular, however, is the high share of high achieving state schools within the borough. 30 out of the 78 primary schools (38%) have been granted an outstanding grade by Ofsted. Numerous studies have shown that being near a good primary school can increase property prices. The latest such study, by the Department for Education (DfE), shows property near the best-performing primary schools is around 8% higher. Than otherwise, adding around £18,600 to the average price.
Good to know:
- The Harrow & Wealdstone Opportunity Area is designated in the London Plan.
- This comprehensive and coordinated regeneration activity will positively transform the Harrow & Wealdstone Area, delivering at least 2,800 net new homes and 3,000 additional new jobs.
- One fifth of the borough is composed of parkland and open spaces, creating a green belt equivalent to eight Hyde Parks.