The Most In-Demand Property Types in North Finchley

Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

From Riverside Walk to Friary Park, North Finchley is a wonderful combination of natural landscapes and stunning architecture, so it comes as no surprise that the area is always close to the top of many house hunter’s ‘most wanted’ lists.

With its fantastic transport links, high reputable schools and easy access to the centre of the city, it’s easy to see why North Finchley is so highly desired. If you are searching for classic period housing or an exciting new build, you’ll find it all right here.

Detached properties

When it comes to detached properties you are spoilt for choice in North Finchley. Whether it’s a large, family house you have in mind, or an eye-catching Victorian cottage, there is plenty to choose from – although you’ll have to move fast as there is usually stiff competition from other buyers. Price wise you could expect to pay over £1 million, and that is value that will likely appreciate as time goes by, potentially giving you a healthy return if you sell up at a later date.

Terraced houses

Around the Friern Barnet district you’ll find more modern terraced builds that offer great value with average sale prices in 2020 averaging around £675,000. Understandably, interest levels are usually very high, so if you see one listed you’ll have to make a quick decision before it disappears. If you find period terraces to be a little more expensive, you may find modern designs are more in your price bracket.


Spacious Edwardian properties from the early part of the 20th century are plentiful to the east side of North Finchley. They are always a popular choice with buyers as most properties come with original period features and plenty of internal space, making them ideal for families with kids already in school. Attached gardens, driveways and existing extensions all help to keep prices at a healthy rate, with average sales sitting at around the £800,000 mark.

New builds

High Barnet council have big plans to introduce a host of new developments across Finchley and the northern district is no exception. Contemporary houses and apartment blocks have all appeared in recent years, which many more on the way. Most come with all the mod-cons you’d expect, along with parking spaces and communal gardens, in locations that support daily commuting routes.

Developers are hoping to secure permission for a number of other sites, so if nowhere else but North Finchley will do, it pays to keep a close eye on local news articles to ensure you don’t miss out.

Flats and apartments

Flats and apartments come in a variety of shapes and sizes in North Finchley. There is no shortage of new developments with one, two and bedroom offerings, such as those seen the exclusive gated confines of Imperial Square. It sits just off the highly sought after location of North Road, and is only a short distance away from the local tube station on the northern line. Similarly, there a lot of Victorian and Edwardian houses that have been subdivided into affordable studio flats and one bedroom apartments, and they offer a great start point for younger professionals and couples thinking of moving to the area.