Ealing

A Guide to Living in 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.

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.

 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.

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. 
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Good experience

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Close enough to the tube, although need at least a 20 minute walk. Amenities nearby such as grocery and coffee shops. Nice area.

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I used to adore living in the area, however, have found it a bit disappointing in the past year with the surroundings and people in the area. Several constructions near by mean a lot of dust in my apartment and privacy is also an issue as my window faces another building directly and I can see inside their home and vice versa. It’s close enough to be tube station and several other amenities, like groceries and pharmacies. I like the location of the complex and the apartment itself is very spacious. There is a room for bike storage and car parking for some of the apartments. Good place to live overall.

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A great experience as my first renting experience

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The area is very well deserved with trains/underground/buses letting you reach the center of London as well as Heathrow airport in around 10min.
The shops are very nice, and for every budget as we have nearby every supermarket (tesco/sainsbury/waitrose/MS) and small shops as well.

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This venue is very practical, close to any kind of shops you could think of and not far from the train station. The area around is very peaceful but still close enough to go out at night to a pub.
The apartment design is really efficient, it feels bigger than it is thanks to a great space management and the customer service is very keen on helping resolving the issues that might come around in a reasonable time.
I warmly recommend it !

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I wish I had known how easy it was to go around London from this place, it is a great characteristic but not advertised enough

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Thank you for your lovely response, we’re really pleased that you enjoy living here and hope that this always remains the case going forward !

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Nice place to live…

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Transport links are excellent, the broadway at West Ealing needs improvement. Local parks are excellent and easily accessible

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In general the development is good, properties are well designed and fitted out. Particular areas like noise and insulation are excellent.

Security is good on the site generally and in the building specifically. Only real issues in this area relate to the bin cupboard which is often left open and used by non residents.

The on-site cafe and management office have never been opened which is disappointing and unsurprisingly noise from the on-going development of future phases can be disruptive, particularly on Saturday mornings.

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Modern design spoiled by very poor manteinance

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Very close to West Ealing high street with plenty of shops, although the area in itself is not safe and often we find homeless people sleeping in the refuse rooms.

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Main issues of this development is the overall poor build quality (we live in a block of flats delivered just 2 years ago where the wall painting in communal areas is already falling apart) and the way it is (not) mantained. I routinely find dead pigeons in the garage, left there for days, dirty communal areas, faulty entry phones, etc. A2Dominion has a very nice website where you can submit tickets, but they are very slow to respond and usually nothing happens. Overall, it is a nice modern development but it is made hard to live in due to the very poor service standards.

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The poor level of maintenance and the level of criminal activity surrounding the development.

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Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to learn of your experiences, if you would like to discuss this further please feel free to call me on 0208 825 1909 or email me – solvita.hadaj@a2dominion.co.uk

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