Dartmouth Park Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Dartmouth Park, North West London

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Living in Dartmouth Park

Dartmouth Park is a lovely neighbourhood near Hampstead Heath that has long been known to attract everyone from professional couples and families to famous actors and politicians. It is home to grand Victorian and Georgian properties, many of which have outside space. It is an area with staying power, retaining its residents - who coud choose to live anywhere - with ease. Dartmouth Park also has a sense of community, with residents who are invested in their area coming together to put forth a Neighbourhood Plan and discuss issues that matter to them. 

Ratings

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Community

This area tends to be popular with politicians and actors, professional couples, and families, who generally stay in the neighbourhood at least until the children are off to university. Dartmouth Park has an active Neighbourhood Forum, which includes a Neighbourhood Plan as well as projects which aim to address a wide range of issues the community has deemed important, like reducing litter in the area. 

Safety

The 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate were both marginally lower than for London overall. The Met police ranks this neighbourhood's crime level, as well as the surrounding area's, as 'average'. 

Parking

Parking difficulty and expense are about average in this area. Slightly fewer people here own cars than in London overall.

Nightlife

Think elegant pubs, not sticky nightclubs. It's relatively easy to travel to nightlife hotspots like Camden Town from here. 

Family Friendly

Dartmouth Park is a popular family area. Although this area is home to many larger Victorian properties, a lot of these homes are now divided into flats, making family homes harder to come by and more expensive. This neighbourhood does have a number of properties with outside space, and is close to several parks including Hampstead Heath. Schools in this area are generally very good, and highly sought after. There are about as many pensioners as there are children aged 0-15 in this area - about 16%.

Pet Friendly

Although many of the spcaious homes have been divided into flats, this neighbourhood has a number of properties with outside space, and is close to several parks including Hampstead Heath.

Transport

Tufnell Park (Zone 2) and Archway (Zone 2/3) are on the Northern Line. Gospel Oak (Zone 2) is on the Overground. The area is well-served by buses, including night buses.