Families moving to England should consider North West London when examining and touring the neighborhoods.  There are several beautiful and safe neighborhoods located in the area with easy access via public transportation to the city.  Property costs and rents are lower than in other more popular neighborhoods.  Gladstone Park is a nearly one hundred acre park situated around the Dollis Hill House, an early twentieth century mansion which still stands today.  Within the park are walking trails, bike trails, children’s areas and many other recreational activities.  The park offers a bit of greenery in the otherwise urban environment.

– Dollis Hill

Named after the famed mansion Dollis Hill is one of the quaintest and quiet neighborhoods featuring modest housing.  With easy access to public transportation and Gladstone Park families moving to London often find the area appealing.

– Willesden

Located next to Dollis Hill and also nearby Gladstone Park Willesden is home to a large Irish community.  It is culturally diverse, nonetheless, and is primarily working class.

– Harlesden

Also located in the Borough of Brent Harlesden is known throughout London neighborhoods as being London’s Reggae Capital because of the influx of Afro-Caribbean immigrants during the last four decades.  Other cultures living in Harlesden are Brazilian and Columbian.

– Wembley

Families looking for an up-and-coming place to live should consider Wembley, also located in Brent.  The Borough of Brent is investing time, money and energy into this and other London neighborhoods building new government buildings, schools, and working with developers to bring industry and recreation back to working class neighborhoods.

Moving on a budget can be difficult especially when moving with a family.  So many neighborhoods do not offer amenities for families and children and, quite frankly, are unsafe.  Dollis Hill  and other nearby neighborhoods not only are safe for families but offer easy access to one of the most beautiful parks.

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