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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Best places to live in 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 Ealing

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A Nice Corner of Chiswick

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
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.

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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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Convenient but poor management by L&Q

Review Date Mar 2021

Little traffic noise, some anti-social behaviour around the neighbourhood – witnessed an unprovoked confrontation of a couple walking in the park by a group of teenagers.

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Good transport links and there is a Sainsbury’s very close by. However, very poor facilities management from L&Q.
Multiple occasions of broken down boiler affecting the whole building especially when the weather gets colder. This issue has been going on for a very long time now.

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L&Q have a very poor incident reporting / resolution process for emergencies when the hot water goes down which occurs too frequently.

What is the best feature of your home:

Convenience of having a supermarket very close by, overground and underground within walking distance.

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Please contact us at lqdirect@lqgroup.org.uk and a dedicated agent will do their best to help resolve any concerns.

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Wish I signed a 12 month contract!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

Beautiful walks along the Grand Union Canal, neighboring Greenland and the wonderful Horsenden Hill is absolute bliss.
There is a Co-Op nearby which is about to open (end of month I’ve been told for 3 months now)
Lots of options for shops and public transport all within walking distance.
There is a pub located on the canal side – The Black Horse which serves great food and such a lovely scenic place to go to have a drink.
If you do not want to walk, there is a bus 395 which stops outside the nearby Retail Park which is very handy.

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My apartment is very quiet which makes it easy to work from home during covid, and there is a sense of tranquility throughout the building. Staff are great and very responsive if there is an issue. There is adequate living space for 2 people in my 1 bed. Everything works and all appliances very easy to operate. Some great zoom events were arranged over the festive season to make up for lockdown and was a nice way to meet and interact with fellow residents. I feel very safe living on my own here. Alas, my 6 month stay is almost over, I wish I’d signed up for 12!

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For non drivers – Tesco deliver to your apartment!
Wine bottles can be left on the floor outside the recycle bin to be picked up with large recycle boxes.

What is the best feature of your home:

Large windows and a Juliet Balcony which opens to beautiful sunrises, sunset skies over the canal, fields & woodlands of Horsenden Hill. Sounds of the fountain outside the building and sitting outside to watch its many colours. Roof top lounge on a warm day – there is always a cool breeze, feels like being on holiday.

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Convenient location but a bit too busy and unhelpful concierge

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Review Date Dec 2020

It is at a convenient location near to where I work, a Tesco metro nearby so I can get shopping pretty easily. Lots of buses to get to central but always too crowded and can be chaotic at times. Nearest tube station is 15mins walk.

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The rooms are in spacious and layout is good, with two bathrooms in 2 beds which is hard to find in many developments. The phone reception is bad at the stare core and communal areas. The concierge service is disappointing and unhelpful in multiple occasions – not responding to emails where a response is expected, inconsistent visitor car parking rules, not dealing with noise from neighbours, and not able to fix my key fob for a month etc.

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The noise from neighbours, but it can change during tenancy so hard to anticipate.

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

An updated online portal system where queries will be responded to within 24 hours, clear tenant rules; better concierge service who makes tenants’ lives easier not harder

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