Barnet is in the north-west of London and in the south of England. Though the area has only existed since its creation in the early nineteen sixties, being an amalgamation of parts of nearby districts and counties, settlement in the area has a much longer history, with Roman pottery having been found in the area and a fifteenth-century battle having taken place there. Modern Barnet is a vibrant and busy part of modern London, featuring fantastic shopping and restaurants as well as several great schools. Barnet is a wonderful location for young professionals, being only a half-hour commute to the centre of the city. Proximity to London delivers with it the obvious advantages to young families, including access to London's wonderful museums and galleries. International travel is rendered easy for holidays abroad by the district's proximity to London Luton Airport and Heathrow. Properties for sale in Barnet range from sleek apartments to cosy flats and expansive family homes.