Situated in North London, forming part of Outer London. It is the second largest London borough by population with 331,500 inhabitants and covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres. It borders Hertfordshire to the north and five other London boroughs: Harrow and Brent to the west, Camden and Haringey to the south-east and Enfield to the east.
In the north of the borough on the eastern side is Barnet, also known as High Barnet or Chipping Barnet, Totteridge and Whetstone. In the north on the western side is Edgware and Mill Hill. The central northern part of the borough is largely countryside. Further south, the development becomes steadily more intensive around the suburbs of Cricklewood, Colindale, Hendon and Finchley. Golders Green is renowned for its Jewish minority ethnic population and forms part of the south of the borough, along with Hampstead Garden Suburb and Childs Hill. Barnet has the largest Chinese population of any London borough.
Much of the borough is within the Metropolitan Green Belt, and it has a large number of parks and open spaces. The borough is served by the northern-most sections of the Northern Line, including all three of the line's northern termini. National Rail services in Barnet are operated on two lines; the Midland main line with stations at Mill Hill Broadway, Hendon and Cricklewood and the the Great Northern Route with three stations at New Barnet, Oakleigh Park and New Southgate.
The borough has a wide mix of affordable housing, and you can search for shared ownership properties in Barnet using the FIRST STEPS portal.