Dollis Hill Area Guide

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Dollis Hill, North West London

Exceptional4.6

Living in Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill is a lovely neighbourhood of North West London with good transport links, tree-lined streets, and stunning views across London from its high vantage point. An exceptionally diverse neighbourhood, and part of a very diverse borough, Dollis Hill is home to people of varied ethnic backgrounds and religions, lending the area a cosmopolitan air. The neighbourhood also attracts families, who find the area's leafy character, good schools, and strong community feel appealing. 

Ratings

Exceptional4.6

Community

This lovely family area has a very strong sense of community, and there is a very active residents association that plans local events including an annual festival called Gladstonbury Park. 

Safety

Dollis Hill is safe and peaceful. This area, as well as the surrounding area, is ranked 'average' by the Met police in terms of crime. The 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate were both slightly lower than those for London overall. 

Parking

Parking in this area is fairly easy and affordable. Slightly more people in this area own cars than in London, at a rate of nearly one car per household. Road links, incuding access to the North Circular and the M1, are very good. 

Nightlife

Dollis Hill and nearby Neasden have a good selection of restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs for late-night entertainment. 

Family Friendly

Dollis Hill is thought of as a quiet, but nice family area. It has a good selection of spacious Edwardian houses, and also has exceptional access to green space, with Gladstone Park offering green space and recreational facilities. Schools in Dollis Hill, of which there are many, are generally very good and highly sought-after, and there are numerous facilities and organisations for children and families, including a toddler and parent group. Nearly a quarter of Dollis Hill residents are children aged 0-15. 

Pet Friendly

Dollis Hill has a good selection of spacious Edwardian houses, and also has exceptional access to green space, with the 94-acre Gladstone Park enveloping the neighbourhood. This would be a very good place to raise a dog. 

Transport

Dollis Hill station (Zone 3) and Willesden Green (Zone 2) are on the Jubillee Line. Willesden Junction (Zone 2/3) is on the Bakerloo Line and the Overground. The area is well-served by local buses, and there is easy access to the North Circular and the M1 for cars.