Mill Hill Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Mill Hill, North West London

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Living in Mill Hill

Mill Hill is a characteristically lovely, leafy village-turned-suburb. Drawing families to its excellent schools, several of which are Jewish state schools, the area has a warm, welcoming community feel. Also popularr with outdoorsy types, the area has many vast expanses of green space, including Arrandene Open Space, an equestrian centre, and a golf centre. There is a range of property to suit any need, and transport connections - by Tube, rail, bus, or car - are good in this Zone 4 suburb. 

Ratings

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Community

Mill Hill is a family area with a villagey feel. The area has a good number of independent, locally owned shops, cafes, and restaurants. Many residents walk their dogs in Mill Hill Park, and generally have a friendly chat. 

Safety

Mill Hill is a safe London suburb. The 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate were both slightly lower than for London overall. The Met police website rates the area as having average crime, without any crime hotspots anywhere nearby.

Parking

Parking is easy and inexpensive here. The rate of car ownership is high in Mill Hill, with more than one car per household. The area also has good road links, as it is on the A1 and a short distance from the M1. 

Nightlife

There's no shortage of pubs in the area, but it's not exactly a nightlife destination. It can feel a bit quiet and remote here, and transport (other than driving) in the late hours can be a bit difficult. 

Family Friendly

Mill Hill is a safe, leafy suburb. There is an abundance of family homes and green space in this area, including Mill Hill Park and Arrandene Open Space, making this an excellent place to raise a family. The area is known to have very good state primary and comprehensive schools, and there is a nearby girls' private school as well. A number of the wider area's schools are Jewish. 

Pet Friendly

There is an abundance of family homes with large gardens and vast expanses of green space in this area, including Mill Hill Park and Arrandene Open Space, making this a great place to own a dog. Many residents walk their dogs in the park, and generally have a friendly chat. The Frith Manor Equestrian Centre is also nearby for horse livery and riding lessons, and there are miles of bridleways. 

Transport

Mill Hill Broadway is in Zone 4 and on the Thameslink, while Mill Hill East is on the Northern Line. The area is served by several buses, and has good road links, as it is on the A1 and a short distance from the M1.