Acton

Traditionally, neighbours Chiswick and Ealing dominated the spotlight when it came to West London. But thanks to a burgeoning property scene, plentiful parks and stellar transport links, Acton is finally stepping out of the shadows. Where are the best places to live in Acton? Find out the best places to rent in Acton or buy in the area through our helpful guide. 

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Best places to live in Acton

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Where is Acton?

It sits within the borough of Ealing in sophisticated West London, close to the glamorous neighbourhoods of Chiswick and Kew.

What’s Acton like?

Full of green spaces, for one. Acton Park has tennis courts, a bowling green and a minigolf course known as Putt in The Park. Gunnersbury Park boasts 20 football pitches, 15 tennis courts and a cricket area. In addition, Wormwood Scrubs has a pony club, a sports stadium and a handful of nature reserves. All offer cafés and play areas for little ones, too.

The High Street is the lifeblood of the area. Expect the usual contenders (such as McDonalds and Morrison’s) along with more interesting independent butchers, delis and wine bars. There’s a great selection of listed pubs here, too. Local favourites include The George & Dragon (regular live music) and the Belvedere (big screen for sports).

Acton Market is a local institution. It’s based on Crown Street Fridays through Sundays, and its long-term vendors sell fresh fruit and veg, street food and antiques.

 

Getting to and from Acton

The area literally has a different station for every day of the week. East, North and West Acton are Underground stations served by the Central line, and you can catch District and Piccadilly line tubes from Acton Town. Acton Central and South Acton are on the Overground, while Acton Main Line offers National Rail services – and pretty soon, Crossrail. In other words, you couldn’t be better connected.

Where are the best places to live in Acton?

Acton’s property scene encompasses tree-lined avenues of Victorian and Edwardian properties, brand new apartment buildings and converted warehouses (the area was once an industrial hub for the motor industry).

One of the best places to live in Acton, according to reviewers on HomeViews is Tech West Lofts, a warehouse conversion of 48 stylish homes by De Vere Partners. Another Cinderella story is Field Day Developments’ Long Island Lofts – a beautifully converted Art Deco building near Acton Park.

“I’ve been living here for 3 years, and I really love it. It’s a great building and overall everything is perfect for me. I live here on my own and the whole apartment is incredibly spacious. Every room is amazing and big enough for me! The caretakers within the building are really nice and helpful, they’re understanding too, all really great.” – Ijeoma, verified resident at Tech West Lofts

“The quality is top notch, almost faultless. 2 very big bedrooms and open plan kitchen and living room. I even have an en-suite, so sweet! A pipe burst at one point so couldn’t shower for a day but it was fixed quickly, that’s my only complaint about this amazing apartment!” – Amelia, resident at Long Island Lofts

 

Acton new build flats

Homes in the area with onsite amenities

If you’re looking for more neighbours and onsite facilities to buy or rent in Acton, check out Acton Gardens, a joint venture from Countryside and L&Q. There are 3,400 new homes here and, impressively, every single one comes with its own balcony or terrace.

Another one of the best places to live in Acton, is Berkeley Homes’ West 3 London Apartments, which has 900 units and is neighboured by Acton Park.

“Nice flat in London in a nice area with a park view that you can come back to and chill. Public transport is good and there have been some new public amenities promised – like a coffee shop – which would really benefit the area, somewhere to hang out in before or after taking the kids to the park.” – Monika, verified resident at Acton Gardens

Prospective buyers and those looking to rent in Acton, can look forward to onsite parking and apartments in close proximity to four tube stations with Bellway’s Acton Square.

“The building management is good and efficient. The apartments are good value for money. The area has a nice feel to it. There are lots of shops nearby that shut late which is very convenient for me. The buildings are all modern and up to date.” – Anon, verified resident at Acton Square

Read more from residents by clicking on the developments below. Considering nearby areas? Check out our guides to living in Chiswick and Ealing.

Reviews in Acton

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Convenient but poor management by L&Q

Review Date Mar 2021

Little traffic noise, some anti-social behaviour around the neighbourhood – witnessed an unprovoked confrontation of a couple walking in the park by a group of teenagers.

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Good transport links and there is a Sainsbury’s very close by. However, very poor facilities management from L&Q.
Multiple occasions of broken down boiler affecting the whole building especially when the weather gets colder. This issue has been going on for a very long time now.

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L&Q have a very poor incident reporting / resolution process for emergencies when the hot water goes down which occurs too frequently.

What is the best feature of your home:

Convenience of having a supermarket very close by, overground and underground within walking distance.

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Convenient location but a bit too busy and unhelpful concierge

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Review Date Dec 2020

It is at a convenient location near to where I work, a Tesco metro nearby so I can get shopping pretty easily. Lots of buses to get to central but always too crowded and can be chaotic at times. Nearest tube station is 15mins walk.

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The rooms are in spacious and layout is good, with two bathrooms in 2 beds which is hard to find in many developments. The phone reception is bad at the stare core and communal areas. The concierge service is disappointing and unhelpful in multiple occasions – not responding to emails where a response is expected, inconsistent visitor car parking rules, not dealing with noise from neighbours, and not able to fix my key fob for a month etc.

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The noise from neighbours, but it can change during tenancy so hard to anticipate.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

An updated online portal system where queries will be responded to within 24 hours, clear tenant rules; better concierge service who makes tenants’ lives easier not harder

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Pros outweigh cons

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Review Date Sep 2020

It is a great bonus being very close to the station. Having Tesco express & Sainsbury’s local on ground floor level is great too! Bit of a shame to not having more green space. The walking route to Asda does not always feel the safest.

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Furniture, doors, walls and floor look clean and still look fresh & new. The reception area has a nice modern look with posters which every one can relate to. Always looks tidy! Easy access to parcel room, refuse area and parking. However Parking is quite limited, it causes some awkwardness finding parking for visitors. The on site workers are always friendly, polite and helpful. You feel safe living in this building.

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It would have been nice to get a proper explanation of how things work in the flat or where they are found. (fuse box etc)

What is the best feature of your home:

Have a fantastic view! And feeling safe in the place/building you live in is a very important. The place is also pet friendly!

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Great location, if you can live with the issues the building has.

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Review Date Jul 2020

Great location, very close to Sainsbury and tesco express. 2 min walk to North Acton tube stop on the central line.

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The flat is nice enough but I am on the top floor and there is no control over the rising heat. The water pressure is sub-par and the elevators break down. It’s not all bad but not great either for the price.

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Water pressure

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Working elevators and better water pressure…….

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