But it's not only Harrow's schooling that is unique for a London borough.
Its vibrant, cosmopolitan community is like few others in the capital and it's this, alongside schools and great links to the city, that makes the area a real hotspot for families and young professionals.
But what about Harrow's properties?
Well, there's choice. There's no doubt about that.
Best known for its streets of large 1930s homes and Victorian and Edwardian terraces, Harrow has also seen its share of new development in recent years, opening the area up to young professionals looking for flats and great access back into central London.
Property for sale in HarrowProperty prices in Harrow are what you might expect from a zone four and five London borough.
But what you do get for your money is backed up by some of the best transport links back into town, thanks to Underground services from Harrow-on-the-Hill (Baker Street in 30 minutes), North Harrow, West Harrow and Rayners Lane.
The large, detached 1930s homes Harrow is renowned for are hugely popular with families and command prices upwards of £750,000.
Semi-detached examples come in between £500,000 and £540,000, while some Victorian and Edwardian terraces can be picked up for around £450,000.
Houses for sale in HarrowLet's start with one of those classic Harrow family homes.
Many original features still have pride of place, however, meaning the house oozes character while offering a modern and contemporary feel.
Flats for sale in HarrowIt's not only young professionals seeking one or two-bedroom flats that are well catered for in Harrow.
With a large, modern kitchen and plenty of bedroom space, the property is also close to Harrow-on-the-Hill, West Harrow and Harrow & Wealdstone stations.
The flat is modern and contemporary, with three double bedrooms providing great space for a small family.
It also comes in for less than £450,000 - a great price for a property offering such a great amount of space.
Investment opportunity in HarrowHarrow's recent new-build developments have been a great opportunity for investors as well as young professionals.
Alternatively, the property could be let to a large family with a further extension possible on the ground floor.
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