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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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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Nice design, bad management.

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Review Date Oct 2020

The area is always dirty.
No enough parking.
There are groups of teenagers selling drugs. People do not respect the parking signs and there is rubbish everywhere.

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The development itself is really nice and is well connected with Heatrow airport and Paddington.
Hopefully the cross rail will make easier commuting to the center.
The path by the canal is truly a lovely area – just towards Ealing and Brentford though.
The problem are the property management and building management – is just awful. The flats are not built properly and we had problems with water infiltration. They kept ignoring our complaints and it took a year for them to fix it.
Catalyst uses every little excuse to increase the service charge without asking first. But, if you have a problem is really difficult reaching someone at Catalyst who will be able to help you.
Very disappointed with the management in general.

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The issue about the fire certificate. We have recently known that we might have problems selling or remortgaging the flat because of it.

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

The area where is placed and of course the roof of the building, since is still wetting my walls.

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Excellent development

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Review Date Oct 2020

Area around is beautiful and 24×7 bus service. We are very happy .

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We are very happy with the management and services are good . Such a nicely made flats. Property is well managed and customer service is always available.
Cleaning is always done on time . When you enter st. Bernards gate you will feel very beautiful property.

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Excellent

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We are happy with everything. Everything is wonderfull.

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Great place to live, after care needs some attention

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Review Date Oct 2020

Good bus links right outside the development as well as tube access at Boston Manor. Crossrail will be a big benefit when it eventually opens.

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The development layout and design is great. The gardens and chapel (once completed) will be a lovely space and place for people to live and enjoy. The flats themselves are completed to a high spec with good appliances and materials. The aftercare service has been slow at times and difficult. Some work has already been required to replace items which is disappointing given the flat was new. When originally completing there were significant delays which hopefully are now rectified for prospective buyers.

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

Fit a water softener!

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

Install security cameras to deal with anti social behaviour and attempted theft

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Pleased with my home here.

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Review Date Oct 2020

Great links into central London including a direct night bus. Crossrail will eventually be open too.

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The flats themselves are spacious and made to a high quality. I have been able to take the supplied lighting systems in the flat and add smart home functionality to it (although that is an additional feature I sourced to add to the system). The balconies are a decent size and there is a small communal area in between pairs of buildings.

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The delays to crossrail opening! We thought it would be open by December 2018!

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

Make some of the pipework slightly more accessible.

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