Architecture and property
A small rural community until the late 19th century, the town grew rapidly following the advent of the railway and this is reflected in its architecture. Stanmore has a high proportion of mid-20th century semis and detached houses lining leafy avenues that appeal to the London buyer seeking more for their money. Many of the mansions and manor houses in the surrounding areas have been converted into apartments in recent years, although there are still plenty of large, high value properties on offer including at a private gated community set in Bentley Priory. Modern developments such as Stanmore Place feature smart apartments with all the mod cons.
Shopping and amenities
The world-class shops and attractions of central London are also an easy train journey away.
Stanmore is also home to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with its spinal and paediatric units.
There is an abundance of local green space for families to enjoy, including the wild heathland of Stanmore Common and Bentley Priory nature reserve, with its ancient woodland and walking trails. Stanmore Cricket Club on the border with Bushey is one of the oldest in the area, producing England players Angus Fraser and Mark Ramprakash.