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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Overall very happy :)

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Review Date Jul 2022

Love how close we are to the station, the only let down is the general area of Southall being somewhat rundown and heavily littered but honestly that doesn’t have anything to do with Berkeley – There are lots of corner shops scattered around which is convenient, and enough supermarkets to manage. Berkeley is great, not many complaints in that department but the area around the Green Quarter can be a bit of a vibe killer.

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I love the emphasis on everything green, and nature filled, it’s very beautifully done. Really great property management, they’re always super helpful and informative if there’s ever any issues. I would say that some of the materials used inside the flat seem cheaply made which is an inconvenience because wear and tear happens a lot quicker than it should. The walls cannot be cleaned due to the type of paint used, so if a mark gets on the wall trying to wipe it will make it worse. Small decisions like that could really make a difference. Concierge are helpful, seemingly short at times but helpful still.

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How long i’d be waiting for the new amenities to be built and in use (gym, pool etc)

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They always respond quickly and are always very thorough and helpful 🙂

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Very good

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Review Date Jul 2022

The area in specific ain’t the greatest in my opinion there’s not a lot of variety of places around it’s a very big Asian community so everything around it’s mainly Asian.

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The development I have no complaints about at all, I enjoy the facilities and when there’s tiny issues within the buildings they very quickly get sorted which is very good. The design is also modern which I quite enjoy, inside and out the apartments.

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The area I wish I had known more about I’d say thats the only thing

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Very quickly and very effective with a lot of professionalism.

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Average

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Review Date Jul 2022

Reasonable price and affordable eateries

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No gym facility starte still date

No parking with the rental property

Outsiders smoking weed are not handled by security and is very disappointing

Surrounding gas station noise is hurting at night

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Negotiate well in advance please

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

Rarely, noncooperative

Tried to forced us out for bathroom renovation but not as per the ants right. Were not happy to bear expenses of rent in spite of the fact that tenants were happy to leave for a month ..only option offered was to stay in another accomodation and keep shifting against our comfort

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We love living here

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Review Date Jul 2022

We are really happy that we purchased our 2 bed/2bathroom flat in 2010. We look over the central communal areas which have been totally transformed recently and have beautiful gardens and lawns. Our view towards the west is great. We see the planes go into LHR but don’t hear them. The ceilings here are very high, we have large windows and a balcony and the layout is excellent. It is also very quiet at night. We have had problems with our management but they are working hard with us at present and making improvements. We love our multi national/multi cultural community and Community spirit is strong.

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The design of our flat is excellent with high ceilings and high window. We have two lifts, a car parking bay which we purchased when we bought our flat. Living here is very pleasant. Now that the gardens have been developed and transformed the communal areas are very pleasant.

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12 years ago, we would have preferred to have known more about the developer and management. However, we now see the improvements and better communication.

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

In the early days, they were slow to react. In recent months , a lot is happening and improving.

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