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