Postcode district: HA2
HA2 includes North Harrow, South Harrow, Roxeth and Headstone. On its north easterly boundary, the postcode district of HA2 is defined by the train tracks that link the stations of Harrow & Wealdstone and Kenton. The eastern boundary stays slightly to the east of Parkside Way, then, upon reaching Station Road it follows The Ridgeway (which becomes Shaftesbury Avenue) down to the Northolt Road. The train tracks parallel to Somervell Road act as the southern boundary. The western boundary follows Field End Road north, as far as Bridle Road, where it follows High Road Eastcote up to the railway tracks. From the train tracks it continues north up to Pinner Park Farm. The centre of Harrow-on-the-Hill is to the east of HA2, but HA2 does include some of its outskirts.The HA2 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Greenhill, Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Headstone Lane Station, Headstone North, Headstone South, North Harrow, North Harrow Station, Northolt Mandeville, Northolt Park Station, Rayners Lane, Roxbourne, Roxeth, South Harrow, South Harrow Station, West Harrow.
Until the nineteenth century, much of the area to the west of Harrow, including the areas of North Harrow, South Harrow, Roxall and Headstone, were rural. North Harrow Station opened in 1915. Prior to this, the area was known as Hooking Green. The opening of the railways typically signified change for the suburbs of London, as it allowed the area to be used by commuters, and evidently Hooking Green also adopted the name of the station for the whole area.
Harrow’s housing stock is dominated by semi-detached and terraced homes, which together make up almost three quarters of the housing stock. Some of these houses have been converted into flats, and these, combined with the new build flats in the area, account for the remaining quarter of the housing stock (while detached properties account for a mere 6 per cent). Carlyon Avenue and Abercorn Crescent contain some of these conversion flats, where the ground floor of the house becomes a studio flat. Asking prices for this type of accommodation tend to be around £115,000, whilst Sherwood Road and Maple Avenue have more attractive one bed conversion flats for around £160,000. The area also has a significant amount of retirement property, such as the flats on Bladon Gardens, Barnetts Court (off Corbins Lane) and Macmillan Court (off Rayners Lane), which typically cost from approximately £115,000 to £130,000 for one bed.For those wishing to secure a house rather than a flat, Lower Road and Crown Street have some two bed period homes with asking prices that range from £250,000 to £300,000. Franklin Mews and Mirren Close have some more modern two bed properties, within a similar price bracket.There are endless options for the larger family, who may be looking for a three bed home. Stanley Road and Tregenna Avenue have three bed terraced houses with asking prices of under £280,000, whilst Warwick Avenue, Walton Avenue and Eastcote Lane have semi-detached homes with three beds, for sale at under £300,000.