FOCUS ON: WEMBLEY, HA9

CENTRAL APARTMENTS
From £230,000
Ideal for first-time buyers, this new development comprises 113 apartments. All flats are open-plan and have their own balconies with views as far as the London Eye. Contact: St Modwen’s on 0844 371 1301, www.wembley-central.co.uk

MIDHOLM £470,000
It’s in need of some modernisation, but this three-bed detached property is an ideal family home. Located in a popular residential area, it has a back garden, off-street parking and a garage.
Contact: Winkworth on 020 8904 8822 , www.winkworth.co.uk

HARROWDENE RD £3.2m
An impressive property with eight bedrooms, a spacious living area, a roof terrace, an extensive garden and a pool. What more could you want?
Contact: Foxtons on 020 8429 6600, www.foxtons.co.uk

NEED TO KNOW | WEMBLEY

Commuting: Underground services are provided on the Metropolitan line and Jubilee line at Wembley Park, taking under half an hour to get to Waterloo.

Schools: Lyon Park School is a good primary. Alperton Community School has had consistently strong examination results. Buxlow Preparatory School is an independent school for four to 11-year-olds.

Crime: Figures are significantly higher than the national average.

Restaurants and Pubs: Arena is a Greek restaurant that has been popular for more than two decades. The Swan is a popular pub that offers live music with good food and beer.

Leisure: Wembley Stadium regularly sees major sporting events, with Wembley Arena playing host to a variety of concerts and other entertainments. Wembley Central Square is being redeveloped with new leisure and retail facilities.

Famous people: Rock out with Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones and Lady Sovereign.