Why live in Brent?

Why live in Brent?Brent is a large suburb located in North-West London and borders many other popular hotspots in the city, such as Camden and Kensington.

It is a fairly diverse area, which has access to plenty of amenities and facilities. 

One of the best places in the borough is Golders Green, which has a good general selection of shops and fantastic transport connections.

From Brent you can get into Central London within 20 minutes by Tube, and just over 30 minutes by bus, depending on the traffic. In addition to the underground and bus station, it also has a rail service in Hendon.

It is also a relatively safe place to live, with very low levels of crime and anti-social behaviour. The area has undergone significant regeneration over the years, which has helped to improve the area immeasurably.

For example, earlier this year, Brent Council approved a £4 billion scheme to rebuild Brent Cross Shopping Centre and build a new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A406.

Additionally, Brent Cross Bus Station will be doubled in size to ensure adequate transport links.

Proponents of the scheme said that it would help to improve the flow of traffic in the area.

It is one of many schemes that have taken place in the borough over the last few years, to improve the area and make it more attractive to residents.

Over the next few years, some 75,000 new homes are expected to be built and 15 per cent will be affordable.

Brent Cross Shopping Centre is also highly popular among residents, and was once famously used as a filming location for the James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies'.

It has over 8,000 spaces and caterers and has a wide range of shops and restaurants.

Published 5th August, 2014

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