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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Nice flats, but management and price lets it down.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2021

Area is fine for takeaways, basic shops and cafes. A big bonus are Chiswick Business park 10 min away, Grovesnor Park 10 min away, Chicswick high street 20min away, and Acton Town tube station right at your doorstep. It’s a well lit area with lots of transport links.

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The flats themselves are great. Clean, relatively new, spacious, and everything inside works. L&Q management makes it a not great experience. the rent agreement process is a faff, they are near impossible to get a hold of, our property manager ignores our emails. For the 1750 we pay a month for a 2-bed I think we’ll find something just as nice in either a better manager building or a more central location. It’s a pity because I do like the flat, but it doesn’t feel like value for money.

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Management will milk every penny from you that they can, especially when you leave.

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

They have barely responded. It takes 3 emails to get a response and usually that reply is “I am not your property manager anymore, contact this person instead”. We’ve had 3 managers in a year and none of them announced when they left/started.

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Good place for living

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Review Date Oct 2021

Has a few local shops next to the building,the tube stations is stones from your door,also has a bus transport available .Parking space is very limited -only has 10 parking spaces.

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First when I saw the building I was so impressed with the design and with the facilities of the building -I love the residents lounge, also the roof terrace. The parking availability is very limited -only for 10 cars and for this the site offers other extras-on site electric car and secure bike storage. If you need any information or have some questions the site has benefits of on-site management.

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I don’t like that very often we have problem with one of the lifts.

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I don’t have any problems or issues until now ,but the management is very helpful

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Great home to live

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Review Date Sep 2021

Few local shops, not many pub and restaurants tho

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We would love to have more facilities, a gym would be amazing Or something like a cinema room or a pool. Some green spaces, anything that can be done with other people. nice design. Management is always ready to help. And the post room is very handy.

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That there is not many restaurants or pubs to have fun or other things

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Very promptly . Whenever I had an issue they helped me

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Amazing experience

Review Date Sep 2021

Very family type area. Not much noise during the day and evening is quiet. All amenities are close by which is a plus

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The property is amazing and the whole building is super comfortable.
The staff will help you with everything you need from day one.
You have access to parking, massive rooftops and a plus is having the tube right outside your house.

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Moved in 2 months ago and not yet had any problems

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