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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No issues since I’ve moved in, communal areas are kept nice and clean on a daily basis.

Review Date Oct 2021

Moved in 4 weeks ago, no issues and I feel very safe. Staff have been friendly and helpful

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No issues since I’ve moved in, communal areas are kept nice and clean on a daily basis. The electronic concierge lockers are brilliant.

Parking should be made clearer and the should be better accessibility for visitor parking.

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No decent visitor parking

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N/A I haven’t had any problems so far, its been 4 weeks

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Great location, nice place to live in

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Review Date Oct 2021

Great variety of local shops, bars and restaurants.

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Basic range of facilities with simple design but so far good quality. We have had our issues addressed although some of them take longer to be resolved. The rooftop is a great place to relax so definitely a plus.

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

Told about the council properties.

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Yes, response has been received and issues addressed

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Good place for living

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Review Date Oct 2021

Has a few local shops next to the building,the tube stations is stones from your door,also has a bus transport available .Parking space is very limited -only has 10 parking spaces.

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First when I saw the building I was so impressed with the design and with the facilities of the building -I love the residents lounge, also the roof terrace. The parking availability is very limited -only for 10 cars and for this the site offers other extras-on site electric car and secure bike storage. If you need any information or have some questions the site has benefits of on-site management.

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I don’t like that very often we have problem with one of the lifts.

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I don’t have any problems or issues until now ,but the management is very helpful

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Great development

Review Date Oct 2021

The area is quite calm, there are not many shops or restaurants here (except for a big Sainsbury’s supermarket 15 minutes away). Hanger Lane station is just 5 minutes away. Ealing Broadway and White City are not too far away which is nice if you want to go to more lively areas.

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The design is very nice and the facilities are great (gym, sauna, steam and cinema rooms). The reception staff is very friendly and ready to help if anything happens, just as the property management. The only thing I’m not a huge fan of is that the windows don’t open, however, there’s air conditioning so it’s not a big problem.

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Nothing I wasn’t aware of. However, checking if your boiler works before moving in might be a good idea.

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

Had a few issues with the boiler and the hob but the management fixed everything very promptly.

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