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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Review Date Jun 2021

The canal is great to be close to but surrounding areas around it is very dirty. There is also very bad smells coming from the factories nearby which is not nice

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property management is poor. catalyst are not good developers because they lie and cheat in order to sell houses but once sale is made are not happy to help solve bad problems. the houses look nice from outside and many features are good but there are also many problems like damp

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I wish I had done research on Catalyst so i would know about their older houses

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The walls are too thin sometimes you can hear neighbours very loud which is not nice

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Review Date Jun 2021

Too make dogs is unfortunate however it is good to go for walks and get a bit of fresh air sometimes.

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The Design looks immaculate and the interior and the exterior is a mental scent of greatness and brightness, the property management is very good and my needs are answered and respected as well as solved which I am also really happy about I hope your happy.

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The amount of dogs, they are everywhere and don’t stop coming

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Helped me massively and answered my questions and my needs

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Very nice location

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Review Date Jun 2021

There are couple of local off license shops, there is a post office near by, bus stop and a 20 minute walk to railway station to connect to Crossrail.
The location is the development is in an amazing place, canal running opposite, park near by.

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Design of our flat is ok as this is in the corner of the building and we have an amazing view from the 3rd floor. Building management seems a bit lost and at times not very friendly as you can be left hanging in the loop with no proper help. Cleaners clean the block every Tuesday and the garden is looked after once a month.

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Quality of the house. the overall completed development

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Location is the best feature and since my apartment is on 3rd floor, I have an amazing view as well.

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Avoid catalyst homes

Review Date Jun 2021

No shops available, poor parking options, grass left uncut for months and when cut the job is never done properly

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Awful developers, they have cheated everyone out of their money by promising to overdeliver on the houses. The show house was made to be the perfect house however this has not been the case. Since we moved into the house, we have faced several issues with not just the house but also with the way catalyst have dealt with the issues.

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I would have liked to have been able to view my house before moving in as that was not an option given to us at the time.

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Knock over the entire house and rebuild the whole thing

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