Chiswick

Leafy, glamorous Chiswick is the perfect antidote to life in the busy capital. This West London neighbourhood hugs the River Thames. Flanked by Acton to the north, Kew to the west, and Hammersmith to the east. Read on to discover the developments that are rated as the best places to live in Chiswick. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Chiswick.

Chiswick has countless reasons why it’s a great fit for families and young professionals alike. Its café culture with al fresco dining options gives it a European feel, and parents will find no shortage of child-friendly options when it comes to eateries, activities and green space. Shoppers will also be spoilt for choice, with the West End, Westfield, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and the King’s Road all within easy reach. You can fill your evenings and weekends with riverside strolls, pub meals and markets, in nearby Putney, Hammersmith, Kew and Notting Hill.” – HomeViews Property Pro 

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Best places to live in Chiswick

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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Treat your tastebuds on Chiswick High Road

Most of the action centres on Chiswick High Road, a conga-line of cafés, boutiques and eateries. In fact, Chiswick really earns its stripes when it comes to gastronomy. With Italian delicatessens, posh gastropubs and stylish coffee houses all getting in on the act. The village’s piece de resistance, though, is La Trompette, an elegant European bistro that’s bagged a Michelin star for inventive dishes such as honey-glazed duck and pumpkin and grapefruit sorbet.

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Chiswick’s properties and residents are a varied bunch. Families queue up for the spacious Georgian and Edwardian houses, sought-after schools and plentiful parkland, such as lovely Turnham Green, which leads off the main road. Young professionals love it here, too, thanks to its proximity to Central London and luxe riverfront apartments.

Those who want to be near to the hustle and bustle should check out 500 Chiswick High Road, a sleek development from Redrow Homes. These apartments, penthouses and townhouses put you right in the heart of W4. A great choice if you are looking to buy or rent in Chiswick.

Also close by is Berkeley’s Chiswick Gate – a beautifully-done collection of apartments and townhouses, inspired by the architecture of neighbouring Chiswick House and Gardens. Also, rated as one of the best places to live in Chiswick.

In the middle of the development is one of its most redeeming features: landscaped private gardens designed by Macfarlane + Associates. These formal orchard gardens provide a pleasing focal point along with that all-important outdoor space with a play area for kids to enjoy.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Chiswick Gate

River with Houses in the background

Transport and businesses

In terms of Chiswick’s transport links, you’ve got Heathrow Airport less than a 20-minute drive away. Giving you more excuses than ever to escape London and head for warmer climes. Chiswick is close to the M25, M4 and North and South circulars, and has two stations. Turnham Green is on the well-connected District line, while Chiswick Station has Overground trains direct to Waterloo.

Savvy residents skip the London commute entirely, and get in with one of the world-famous brands at Chiswick Park; Pokémon, Paramount and also Sony are among the businesses with HQs here. Just off Chiswick High Road, a place run by the management company Enjoy-Work. Where they regularly schedule events where you can get to know the neighbours. Past favourites include a zipwire challenge and big-screen Wimbledon showings.

You can find out more about living in Chiswick by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and discover great places to rent in Chiswick. If there’s a Chiswick property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Chiswick

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A Nice Corner of Chiswick

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Review Date Mar 2021

Chiswick High Road is well served by many nice eateries, cafes and bars, a big Sainsbury’s and a decent sized Waitrose.
There are plenty of green spaces such as Turnham Green, Chiswick Back Common and Chiswick House and Gardens.
There is no traffic on the development as it is set back from the road with private, controlled parking.
Transport links are excellent with Gunnersbury tube/overground, Chiswick Park and Turnham Green tube stations all centrally located.
The Piccadilly and District lines do run past the development, but this doesn’t spoil it.
Bin collections, gardening, litter picking are all regular and work well to keep the environment pleasant.
There is a nicely designed bridge from the development to the nearby business park, this has a large play area around a pretty lake which is available for all to enjoy.

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The development is well designed with large, airy apartments which are a lot bigger than the norm. They all have balconies and floor to ceiling windows and are of a good specification.
The development overlooks the Gunnersbury Triangle, a local nature reserve.
There is a nursery conveniently located on the ground floor and also a playground outside for toddlers.
The facilities are well run with a Residents’ Association keeping an eye on expenditure and addressing any issues.
There are solar panels on the roof which contribute the service charge overall fund.

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The apartment can get rather warm in summer due to its excellent heat retaining properties as it is very well insulated, has a lot of glass and is pretty much airtight with the windows and doors closed, the latter features obviously make it very cosy in winter however!
There is no gas in the block and a communal system is used, this means 24 hour ‘all you can use’ heating and hot water paid for out of your service charge., i.e. there is no separate bill.

What is the best feature of your home:

The very generous proportions, the sense of light and airiness and the overall build quality of the block came as a pleasant surprise when purchasing the apartment from new.
It feels solid and secure and is extremely easy to manage, with very little maintenance and no major issues since purchase.

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Calm corner of London

Review Date Feb 2021

The area is lovely, close to the river and parks. The Chiswick high street offering a variety of shops is 10-15 mins walk away and the underground station 20 mins away. There is a bus stop right in front of the development.

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The area is beautiful and the outdoors design, with the garden and fountains creates a peaceful atmosphere, one rarely found in London! The apartments themselves are designed well, with good spacing. The building is managed well with the concierge being available a lot of the time for support. The facilities are typical as you would find elsewhere.

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The stores are quite far away so figuring out a way to reach the closest ones took us some time.

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

We are not in direct contact with building management.

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Great place to live

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Review Date Jan 2021

Good connections to central London and M25

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Lovely properties in a perfect area of London. Well managed and really pretty! Very helpful Concierge service available. Lovely palladian gardens. Good mix of flats and houses. Lovely Chiswick House & Gardens just next door. Underground parking space.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I researched well the area before moving on, therefore there is nothing else I’d need to know.

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

Nothing to change here. Development of really great.

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Chiswick gate wonder

Review Date Jan 2021

Chiswick is a beautiful suburb, slightly further from London city. But still beautiful

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Chiswick gate is well kept development, the address is sometimes confusing for delivery as there is an apartment side and townhouse side. Deliveries often gets sent to the wrong sides. Otherwise it is a well designed development

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

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What is the best feature of your home:

Modern interior design and under floor heating and private garden

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