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

New block of flats in Acton

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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Tech West Lofts – Convenient and nice apartments

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

It is a great location in terms of transport links, acton central is only 9 minutes away and there are bus stops 2 minutes away that can get you to shepherds bush, east acton and ealing stations. There are also a lot of corner shops about a 3 minute walk away, including a post office.

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The design of the apartments are really nice and modern, it also has a courtyard which all residents have access to. It is really convenient that there is a bin room in the building and there is a cleaner who comes in daily to clean the reception and all communal spaces.

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Try to avoid living in the flats on the ground floor, close to the bin room because of odours from the bin room.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have been able to fix it, depending on the urgency of the issue, they showed up within 2-3 days

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You could find better than this building and Developer.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

There is a lot of shops and restaurants nearby this apartment. The big problem is noisy on A40 especially if you live in upper floor in this building. The walls are not insulated Enough. There is parking Onset.

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They don’t answer on the phone and email. they have long process to fix any problem on my apartment.
My bicycle was stole from this building and they said we don’t have access on CCTV and we cannot help you. I don’t recommend it .
If you have another choice. Good luck to you all

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I don’t have insulation in the second room front of the motorway

What is the best feature of your home:

‏ parking and near by many shops and not far from underground.

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no way near to perfection

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Review Date Jul 2021

Parking availability — if NHG could just have created a slimmer garden fronting A40 and created a bit more parking spaces to be offered to shared owners, it would have been perfect.

front gardens – trashes everywhere. no maintenance. plants overgrown.

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facilities very poor. bike storage area, although good as inside the premises, there is no small gate to access, that bikers need to pass by ground floor hall. garden at back is fair but front facing A40, all trees are dead! would have been better to create more parking space for shared ownership owner than wide unamaintained garden. location is excellent as near all amenities. value is fair. property management is very poor and difficult to access. I find NHG staff in charge of Aviator is somewhat rude and choosy with whom she will reply to queries and complaints, if reachable as hardly answer to emails. Sad as this reflect the whole NHG customer service. the area and facade can be fixed if NHG would listen but with frontline staff difficult to access, feedback and good score goes downhill from there.

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Customer service accessibility

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

garden to be slimmer and more parking to BE OFFERED TO SHARED OWNERS. we are only 13 flats, so difficult to understand why cannot be offered each.

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General review

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Review Date Jul 2021

Area in general is nice. Consider we live next to A40 the noise isn’t bad at all. Plenty of local shop in the area.

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Building were we live is new, nice and clean with nice communal garden. I really like the design of the building it looks modern. Building management is pretty satisfying and we never had any major issues. Area around the building is kept clean at all times.

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I wished to know that the bike storage room isn’t really secured as my bycicle was stolen even though it was locked and I was told that CCTV isn’t working after it was stolen.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is for sure the communal garden and the fact that the building is pet friendly.

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