Borough of Ealing

Ealing, or ‘The Queen of the Suburbs’ as it’s fondly known, is a happy balance between city and countryside living. Train and tube stations offer fantastic connections to the heart of the capital, as well as this it has retained a rural, characterful look and feel. The borough has numerous parks (Gunnersbury, Brent Lodge Park and Walpole are three of the best), a 40-something acre common, and quiet, leafy avenues. Read on to discover the developments that are rated as the best places to live in Ealing and to see reviews from residents who own or rent in Ealing.

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Very Good

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Best places to live in Borough of Ealing

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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Well-connected Ealing

Ealing is in the heart of West London. Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, North Ealing and South Ealing are all underground stations giving residents access to Central, District and Piccadilly lines. And Overground trains from Ealing Broadway and West Ealing whisk commuters to Paddington in less than 15 minutes.

The road links are appealing, too. The M25 is a 40-minute drive away and Heathrow Airport is even closer. As for the bus network, it’s regular and reliable, with routes terminating at Kingston and Golders Green.

Living in Ealing

It may brag peaceful green spaces, but it also offers plenty in the way of hustle and bustle, as well. For starters, it’s got an impressive music scene, with an abundance of pubs regularly hosting live bands. Plus a good selection of wine bars and coffee shops that could give East London a run for its money. And when it comes to eating out, you’ve got the world on your plate here. Move away from the chain favourites in central Ealing, and you’ll find quirky independents dishing up everything from Iranian to Italian cuisine.

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A sense of community

Ealing’s most loveable attribute is its infectious community spirit. Newcomers have plenty to do, such as exhibitions, amateur theatre groups and an annual summer festival. There’s also a real ‘shop local’ mantra, so lots of long-established, family-run businesses remain, selling the likes of fresh flowers and fruit and veg. Alternatively, high street names like Boots and Argos are in good supply at the Broadway shopping centre.

Ealing Studios

Ealing Studios, the world’s oldest working film production site, can be found overlooking Ealing Green. The studios have set the tone for the area’s love of the arts since 1902, and provided a backdrop for cinematic and TV greats like Notting Hill, St Trinian’s and Downton Abbey.

The residents

Ealing’s occupants vary just like its homes do. The reputable schools and the spacious Victorian houses draw families, whereas young professionals relish the transport links and contemporary flats.

Old shop front on Ealing

Developments to buy and rent in Ealing

Unsurprisingly, this is prime residential development territory, and thousands of new homes and the upcoming Crossrail service are cementing its status for investors. The Elizabeth line will stop at Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Hanwell. Prices here are about to soar due to journey times to Central London in just 11 minutes.

Dickens Yard is a St George development close to Ealing Broadway, so it’s a top choice for those who are seeking a central spot. It is also rated as one of the best places to live in Ealing.

 

Great communication with the landlord, great transport links around the area great living community with convienience for dining and shopping, great schools around the area. Find the area relatively safe. Property is fine and great concierge facility, however quite expensive.” – Calvin, verified resident at Dickens Yard

 

Close by there’s Galliard’s The Apex, an ultra-modern set of towers with a landscaped terrace and a viewing gallery in the taller high-rise. Which is another great place to rent in Ealing.

 

Affords an excellent lifestyle good location, built with all the mod cons & roof garden. Stunning views of sunrise & sunset.” – Dr Rëē, verified resident at The Apex

 

The Jigsaw is a mixed-use Fabrica development nearby West Ealing station. Praised for its sleek look and feel, The Jigsaw is ideal for commuters…

 

Great neighbours, transport link. The appearance of the building is nice aswell. It’s peaceful and it has a lot shops nearby. The building is constantly cleaned and maintenance is dealt fairly quickly.” – Ayra, verified resident at The Jigsaw

 

For standout views, Folio London at Sterling Place is a W5 development close to Gunnersbury Park and the A4 – good news if you’re driving into town.

Want to find out more about living in Ealing? Check out residents’ reviews below to discover the best places to live in Ealing. Do you live in a property here that you can’t see on HomeViews? Click here to submit a new listing and tell the HomeViews community about your experience. 

Reviews in Borough of Ealing

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Maladministration by MTVH

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Review Date Jan 2023

Love the location and apartments are well built and designed. However constant issues with a sewage smell throughout the building, main entry door has never worked and lift out of order for long periods

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Don’t be fooled by representatives from SoResi, you’ll never see them again once sale has gone through. They are owned by Metropolitan Thames Valley, who do not respond to maintenance requests, no transparency on service charges and awful building manager

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That MTVH were the worst housing association provider in the country and do not care about their tenants. Rent will rise with CPI and service charges are uncontrolled

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

No, lied to constantly about repairs, serious issue with sewage system has never been addressed and main front door has not worked properly since first fitted

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Excellent development let down by parking spaces

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Review Date Jan 2023

Really lovely development situated in a rural setting with lots of green spaces and Rectory Park of course! Good points – Very quiet area, good for families. A couple of supermarkets (Tesco Express and Lidl) within walking distance. Transport links are reasonable. There is a bus stop just at the end of Rectory Park Avenue with two buses to Northolt Station (central line). This works for me as I commute into the city. Very little antisocial behaviour in the two and half years living on this development. Bad points – Parking on this development is atrocious. Very difficult to find on street parking but this is meant to be a car free development. Issue could have easily been resolved if this was a permit holder zone.

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Overall building design is good. However, as pointed out, parking is the big problem here. Tenants of New build houses with their own private drive think it’s ok to keep their private drives free and occupy valuable street parking that is predominantly used by the new build flat owners, who don’t have access to private bays, unless purchased during sign-up. Even then there was a very short supply to meet the demand. Consideration for street parking with the new build flats in mind, would have made such a difference.

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Had I known parking was going to be this big of an issue, I would have purchased a parking bay. I’m still interested in buying a bay but apparently there are none available.

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I did raise some minor issues but never heard anything back

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Very disappointing

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2023

Bad aspects:
Promises that are not fulfilled
Irresponsable dog owners
Nothing to do in the area
Facilities keep breaking
Fees for booking facilities that were supposed to be resident perks

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I am a resident for more than a year and can finally give a fair review after waiting and hoping that things will change.
The biggest issue of this place is someone behind the management who completely doesn’t care about needs and concerns of the residents.
Firstly, it’s really frustrating to be paying for allocated parking for more than a year and still not having it. On top of that we received two parking tickets which only means that things in the building are not being managed properly.
Secondly, all the beautiful amenities that were advertised as residents perks will now be charged a fee. Management claims it is in line with all tillermans properties but somehow that detail was missed out by agents in the past. Facilities fees don’t make sense as that was the only attractive point of staying at Tillermans court. It will now be cheaper to get two tickets at the cinema than using the cinema at the building, so what is the point?
Thirdly, you will find random dog waste in lifts, corridors and outside the building. The management is trying to deal with irresponsible dog owners but it doesn’t seem to work. There was a resident with dog waste fully covering their patio which we had to see from our window for a while…
Also, secure parking is not so secure as for more than a year that I live there now, shutter worked like few times only. Gym equipment that breaks also takes ages to be fixed..
Not to mention Heating and hot water issues at the start of cold winter.
Lastly, Greenford area really has nothing to offer, there is no nice restaurants or fun things to do around the area. The fees for rental is quite high for the area thus residents perks and amazing facilities is what really sold it to us initially. As booking the facilities will have a fee from February it really doesn’t make sense to stay here any longer, however we are tied with a contract and frustrated.

I could go on….

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

I wish they would be transparent that there will be facilities fees in the future

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We are paying for allocated parking for more than a year but we didn’t get one yet and management has still not responded to our concerns. Always promising they are on audit.

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Hi Olga, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your time at Greenford Quay and would be happy to address each of your concerns. I note that you have raised this with on-site management as well.

Whilst we aim to allocate private parking at the start of tenancy, in your case you have used the adjacent internal car park which has caused inconvenience. Our team have since been in touch to allocate you a bay in the private car park which I hope is suitable. Parking tickets are managed via Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) so tickets are issued automatically if the system does not recognise a valid permit. As you were issued these tickets in error, we have cancelled both, and apologise for the confusion.

We provided around 6 months’ notice before introducing charges to certain bookable amenity spaces. Just to re-iterate, the communal areas will remain free of charge if residents are happy to share with their neighbours, and a booking fee will only apply if you would like to hire a space privately. Whilst the cinema is charged at £5 per hour for up to 11 people, we appreciate that the minimum booking may be longer than required so we will review this.

There is a clear policy in place for pet owners and we issue fines of £100 if dog mess is not cleared up. If ever the team come across this, our cleaners would be notified, and the mess would be cleared immediately. I appreciate that seeing dog mess is not pleasant and we will continue to enforce rules. I cannot comment on the residents balcony but we would raise our concerns with the resident directly when made aware of potential breaches of pet policy.

One of the car park shutters has unfortunately had various faults and we have engineers attending again next week. In the meantime, we have hired an additional security guard to ensure that the car park is monitored which hopefully provides some reassurance. Some of the gym equipment has taken longer than we would like to repair, but I have been informed that parts have been ordered and the supplier will attend within 10 working days. We recently experienced a communal heating/hot water issue which impacted various homes and recognise that this led to discomfort during cold weather. Our contractors attended on the day that the issue was raised and we provided several updates to residents in writing. Going forward, we aim to attend any heating/hot water issues within 24 hours.

Lastly, it’s a shame that you feel that Greenford does not have a lot to offer. There are several activities available in Ealing Broadway, Horsenden Hill and more, which you can hopefully experience. We currently have Starbucks and Co-Op on site and look forward to opening a restaurant and other spaces that you can enjoy. We will provide an update to residents in due course.

I am happy to discuss any other concerns that you have and would like to thank you again for providing feedback.

the way the property is managed is also good

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2022

Very good location with lots of convenience stores around can get anything and some shops are open till midnight, transportation is also good with the Piccadilly being 5 minutes away. Except from the bins everything is good the bins are usually filled up and some people just leave a huge mess around the place.

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The development I stay at has 3 different buildings A B C all these buildings are joined together with a sky bridge between blocks A and C. The facilities in the building such as the lift is always working which is very helpful when buying groceries and they way the property is managed is also good and show the management care for those living in the building

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Nothing really as the building is usually quite and peaceful.

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

have don their best to take care of the issue in the best way possible immediately

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