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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Rehearsal Rooms delivers

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2022

The property has overall developed since my last review. illegal parking in front of entrances are gone after the nice flower pots were put in place. The bin room is often overflowed and noise around coming from H2O work, but that is easy to block out by closing windows. Traffic noise is lower since the close of Chase road but only temporarily. I like the area, lots of life, tho we are missing a pub close by.

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Still lacks in some fundamental areas. Like bins placed out on the terraces would be great as tenants and their guests throw bottles, caps an even cigarette butts (despite it being non-smoking zones) on the floor. Bags of dog poo can be found every now and again. Online booking of barbeque and lounge would be great as there have been many double bookings lately. Sometimes there is no-one at the front desk, and emailing (which is the preferred communication channel) is very slow on response. In fact more often no reply.

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Small things that the barbecues was not in use on the rooftop. But, smallest thing and wouldn’t have influenced us to not move here

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

Yes. Maintenance has been very good and responded in quick fashion whenever we had issues in the flat. However, a broken digit on the west block inner entrance that we reported broken months ago is still not been fixed.

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Highly recommend

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Review Date Jun 2022

We moved in 3 years ago and have never looked back, friendly 24hr concierge who takes in your parcels and keeps them safe, located right next door to the tube station so easy to get around and access to so many shops on your doorstep, if anything goes wrong it’s very quickly put right we absolutely love it here

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We have a lounge on the 4th floor which you can get coffee anytime and a roof top terrace on the 13th floor, the whole building is kept very clean and in good repair, there are 2 lifts in one wing and two in the connecting wing so very convenient, the parcel room is also really great as it means we never miss a delivery

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I think the friendliness of the neighbours was a lovely surprise but what you don’t get just by viewing is how soundproofed the flat is, no noisy neighbours or anything makes it ideal for a quiet relaxing home

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

Yes when our tap broke they were out same day, when the washing machine went wrong it was quickly replaced and when our heating didn’t work they fixed it within 2 hours

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5
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Great living close to the city

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2022

The building is next to the tube station, which is very convenient. However it is an outdoor station, it doesn’t bother me but might do to others. We also have four bus routes. There is a sainsbury local in the building and tesco express across the road. I miss a good pub and a nice restaurant close by. It is hard to get parking close by. The building next door is a student house and it can be noisy at times.

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The building is very modern, but it needs to be attended to to not lose its touch. There used to be a barbecue on the roof terrace, it has been removed and we only got two on the middle terrace now. Reception used to be very good at answering emails, they hardly reply at all now. We have a communal lounge which is very nice.

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I have nothing to say about the building, but I wish I new that there were no pubs, restaurants or shops other than tesco and sainsbury close by.

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

Yes, but I need to send more than one email to get a response.

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Not worth the money

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Review Date Jun 2022

Sainsburys local, tesco express downstairs, Asda 10 minute walk, Westfield a 5 minute tube ride, building is next to station, traffic noise at the front not so good for lower floors, tubes not so bad for the back, no parking available in the building or local really, people do park on the pavement in front of the building which is not allowed, they have finally started issuing tickets, Westfield is a short tube ride away from an array of restaurants

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There is hardly anyone on-site except for a temp every now and then, to get a response to an email is hard, since the app has gone double bookings, management poor, take away amenities but still leave the structure, landscaping does not exist, all plants dead, I can not wait to find a new place to live, they forced me to sign new contract saying they would evict me if not

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If I knew the building would be badly managed after the first few years I would have stayed away

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Poorly, I’ve had neighbours complain that they have had no response for weeks, several emails sent

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