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Hampstead Property

Find everything you want to know about the Hampstead property market with Sandfords Hampstead Estate Agents

Hampstead History

Hampstead was mainly used as farmland and even became the hub of the laundry industry; such was the influx of washerwomen during the 18th century. The area became more salubrious from 1707, when the Chalybeate Spring was lauded as a cure-all fountain, and the spa qualities rivalled those found in Bath and Tunbridge Wells. Accelerated development took place during the 1870s right up to 1914, and many architectural styles can be found - from Georgian and Edwardian properties through to Victorian villas and Arts & Craft period homes.

Hampstead 's hilltop position grants majestic views of the metropolis below. Bearing the postcode NW3 and located in the borough of Camden, today's Hampstead attracts a mix of well heeled and artistic residents. It was once reported that Hampstead Village had more millionaires within the neighbourhood than any other area in the United Kingdom. Perhaps the best known area is The Bishop's Avenue - one of the world's most expensive streets.

Living in Hampstead

It's all about the open spaces in Hampstead. Hampstead Heath sprawls for almost 800 acres and rivals Regent's Park for its facilities. The open-air swimming ponds are a novel facet of the park. The three ponds provide single-sex swimming, as well as a mixed pond, and there's also the Lido at Parliament Hill. Horse riding, bowls, tennis, ptanque, athletics, rugby, football, croquet and cricket are all catered for on Hampstead Heath, although there is a bandstand, two cafs and formal gardens for those preferring a more genteel pace. Numerous play areas for children and a zoo at Golders Hill Park provide an excellent choice for families. Hampstead is home to many restaurants, bars and cafs, which sustain the area's artistic vibe. Hampstead Theatre and the Everyman Cinema are also popular among residents. Hampstead Heath has its own London Overground station and Hampstead centre boasts an Underground station on the Northern line. Those travelling by road can easily access the A41, the M1 and The North Circular.

Top Attractions in Hampstead

1. The Arts Scene - Three theatres (Hampstead, New End and Pentameters) and the Everyman Cinema keep residents entertained, while the annual literacy festival brings together authors, poets and lovers of the English language. 2. Museums that celebrate local residents & architecture Step back in time and indulge at Fenton House - with its 300year old orchard and 30 types of apple; the Feud Museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud; Keats House - dedicated to poet John Keats; the Hampstead Museum at Burgh House and Kenwood House - a former stately home managed by English Heritage. 3. Heritage homes - 300 years of development as left a rich legacy of properties. Some of the finest dwellings from Georgian, Edwardian, Regency and Victorian periods can be found in NW3. 4. Access to space and sports - When it comes to London parks, Hampstead Heath is almost unrivalled in its mix of sports facilities, wildlife and acreage. The outdoor openwater swimming facilities are legendary.

Hampstead Property Profile

A global audience is registered with Hampstead estate agents, all waiting for the perfect flat to rent in NW3 or house for sale in Hampstead. The Bishop's Avenue is one of the world's most expensive addresses. Although many Edwardian mansions still exist, some of the less desirable period properties have been replaced by ultra modern designs.

Away from the most coveted of addresses, there is a wide variety of property for sale in Hampstead. Everything from two-bedroom apartments in converted period properties and terraced homes to detached mansions and swish penthouses do come onto the market. Property to rent in Hampstead is also in high demand, with many tenants choosing NW3 as a 'statement' address.

What our Estate Agents love about Hampstead

Air of exclusivity - The property prices in Hampstead are some of the highest in the world and this automatically attracts an affluent and educated set of residents. Past and present residents of note Even back in the 19th century, writers, composers, intellectuals and artists gravitated to Hampstead. The list of past residents and those born in Hampstead reads like a 'who's who' of British history, and includes everyone Sir Edward Elgar to George Orwell. Excellent schools - Many families move to Hampstead purely to be in the catchment for some of the UK's best independent and state schools. There are around 17 schools in the NW3 postcode alone.

Buying or Renting Property in Hampstead

NW3 remains one of the most coveted neighbourhoods in the world. Telegraph Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hampstead Heath, Hampstead Village and Hampstead High Street are popular enclaves, report our estate agents. Individual roads that arouse interest include: West Heath Road for new-build apartments and penthouses, Finchley Road for maisonettes, Greenaway Gardens for imposing mansions, Redington Road and Templewood Avenue for Edwardian houses, Church Row for Georgian architecture, North Square, Northway and Heathgate for Lutyens-style houses, and Daleham Gardens, Gayton Road, Gayton Crescent and Willoughby Road for Victorian dwellings.

The property market in NW3 is unique and Sandfords Hampstead estate agents are best placed to advise buyers and tenants wishing to enter the local market.

Properties for Sale and to Rent in Hampstead

Some of our top featured properties for Sale and to Rent in Hampstead:

3 bedroom flat for sale in Crossfield Road, Hampstead, London, NW3

3 bedroom flat to rent in Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London, NW3

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Contact Us

For more information on properties available for sale or to rent in Hampstead, dont hesitate to contact or visit our Primrose Hill Estate Agents office.

Sandfords Primrose Hill 107 Regents Park Road Primrose Hill, London NW1 8UR T +44 (0)20 7722 7997