10 best places to live in Ealing

tillermans at greenford quay in Ealing

Often called the ‘Queen of Suburbs’, Ealing has enjoyed a major facelift in recent years. With its renovated town centre, expanding property developments and future Crossrail links, the queen is more confident than ever. But where are the best places to live in Ealing, when there’s such variety on offer?

To get the answer, we turn to HomeViews reviews – independent, verified insights from local residents. Before we jump into our list of the top 10 new developments in the area, let us give you an overview of Ealing itself.

10 Best places to live in Ealing

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the highest-ranked new build developments on offer across Ealing, according to our reviewers. Through residents scoring their current home’s design, location, management, facilities and value for money, we can show you the top-rated new developments in the area.

If any of our listed developments catch your eye, just click and you’ll find their dedicated page. This will have a full list of all its reviews, comments and scores.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay, UB6

3.89 (28 reviews) 3.89 (28 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay, UB6

For the top-rated development for Ealing we’re headed down to the ever-popular Greenford Quay, specifically the Lyons Dock development from Greystar. It offers 251 brand-new studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments to rent. As well as this, residents benefit from enviable amenities, including a gym, dining room, cinema, lounge, meeting rooms, children’s play area, and rooftop terrace.

Read reviews and details of Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay, UB6

2. Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

3.83 (85 reviews) 3.83 (85 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

We’re staying at Greenford Quay for 2nd place in Ealing, as it’s taken by the Tillermans Greenford Quay development, also by Greystar. With 379 rental-only residential units, the development is located between Greenford, Sudbury Hill and Sudbury Hill Harrow stations, which offer connections to the Piccadilly and Central lines as well as Chiltern Railways and GWR services.

Read reviews and details of Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

3. So Resi Greenford, UB6

Metropolitan Thames Valley
4.64 (6 reviews) 4.64 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of So Resi Greenford, UB6

Taking the 3rd spot on our list is So Resi Greenford, which offers 84 shared ownership properties, covering a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Each of these homes – most with balconies and en-suites – are just moments from Greenford Underground station and within easy reach of local transport links.

Read reviews and details of So Resi Greenford, UB6

4. Vida, W3

The Hill Group
4.47 (6 reviews) 4.47 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Acton
Image of Vida, W3

4th place currently goes to Vida, a residential development in the heart of Acton. Developed by Hill Residential, apartments here vary from one to two bedrooms, and include a selection of two-bedroom duplex apartments and three-bedroom maisonettes. Nearby transport links included National Rail services at Acton Central and the tube at East Acton Underground.

Read reviews and details of Vida, W3

5. The Lock at Greenford Quay, UB6

Telford Homes
4.43 (20 reviews) 4.43 (20 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of The Lock at Greenford Quay, UB6

We’re headed back to Greenford Quay for number 5, this time for The Lock. With 3 developments all in the top 5 for Ealing, this should tell you just how popular this area is. The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes at The Lock offer carefully designed living spaces. Additionally, there is plenty of natural light through floor to ceiling windows with views of the canal and beyond. Greenford Quay offers everything you need to make the most of London, combining peace and quiet, with fun and accessibility. Central London, with its choice of live venues, clubs, cinemas and theatres is just 30 minutes away.

Read reviews and details of The Lock at Greenford Quay, UB6

6. AWOL at One West Point – Rental Only, W3

4.35 (17 reviews) 4.35 (17 reviews)
Area guide to Acton
Image of AWOL at One West Point – Rental Only, W3

Storming into 6th is AWOL at One West Point, a collection of new build apartments located in Acton. The development provides 24 hour concierge, a private dining suite, private bar, restaurant and food hall, branded coffee shop, a yoga mediation and holistic suite, a fully equipped gymnasium, a private screening room, doggy day care facilities and a children’s soft play retreat.

Read reviews and details of AWOL at One West Point – Rental Only, W3

7. The Green Quarter, UB1

Berkeley Homes
4.27 (13 reviews) 4.27 (13 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of The Green Quarter, UB1

Our 7th top-rated development for Ealing is The Green Quarter, which is considered one of the most significant regeneration projects in the UK and is set to become one of the most biodiverse. Once fully complete, it will have a transforming landscape with wetlands, parks, community areas and acres of green open spaces. The development offers a selection of suites as well as one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, the Crossrail Station is just a short stroll away for those commuting into Central London. Likewise, Heathrow Airport, the M4 and M25 are also within close proximity.

Read reviews and details of The Green Quarter, UB1

8. Dickens Yard, W5

St George
4.31 (8 reviews) 4.31 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of Dickens Yard, W5

Please sir, we want some more…. top-rated developments! Sneaking in at number 8 is Dickens Yard, a development by St George for Berkeley. It totals 698 apartments in the heart of Ealing and sits close to Ealing Broadway Underground station, Dickens Yard residents also benefit from the newly developed Crossrail service, the Elizabeth Line.

Read reviews and details of Dickens Yard, W5

9. Acton Square, W3

Bellway Homes
4.31 (7 reviews) 4.31 (7 reviews)
Area guide to Acton
Image of Acton Square, W3

In 9th, Acton Square is a Bellway Homes mixed-use development located in Ealing. It offers 95 apartments, ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms. Residents benefit from resident parking and from being situated near Acton Town centre, just a mile away, and four tube stations within walking distance.

Read reviews and details of Acton Square, W3

10. Chiswick Point, W4

Bellway Homes
4.27 (11 reviews) 4.27 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Chiswick
Image of Chiswick Point, W4

For the 10th spot on this list we have Chiswick Point by Bellway Homes. It’s a mixed-use development scheme which consists of 125 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. The development is next to the Gunnersbury Triangle Local Nature Reserve and sits only a three-minute walk away from Chiswick Park Station, which has connections to the District Line.

Read reviews and details of Chiswick Point, W4

What zone is Ealing in?

Ealing covers a large slice of West London and mostly falls in Zone 3 for TfL services. Altogether, there are 13 Underground stations across the borough, with several in Zones 4 and 5.

As well as its assigned zone, people frequently wonder what county is Ealing in. Even though today it’s part of Greater London, historically Ealing was counted as being in Middlesex.

What’s it like Living in Ealing?

There’s a lot of variety in Ealing, given its size – it’s London’s third-largest borough by population. While it does have a suburban vibe, there’s plenty of excitement and culture to soak up here. If you’re wondering what to do in Ealing, start with the big attractions.

First off, Ealing has plenty of green spaces and cultural attractions to offer. The impressive Walpole Park, with the very grand Pitzhanger Manor House, sits at its entrance. It’s a great place to start exploring Ealing’s greener side. There’s also Questor’s Theatre, which is the largest amateur dramatic playhouse in Europe.

What is HomeViews?

For shopping and dining, Ealing Broadway shopping centre is a big draw thanks to its £14 million refurbishment. Also, some of the best restaurants in Ealing Broadway rank among the finest in the borough. Nearby Chiswick High Street just over into Hounslow is another top spot that mixes big chain stores with smart independent boutiques. You have plenty of choice across the rest of the borough too.

If there’s not quite enough to satisfy you locally, Ealing is also well served with transport links. The Central, District and Piccadilly Lines all run through Ealing Broadway station, and there’s excellent borough-wide bus route coverage.

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What are the best places to live in Ealing?

Ealing spans a broad geographical area to the west of London, with numerous communities, that can offer something to suit a variety of different lifestyles. Bustling Ealing Broadway and central Ealing is the heart of the borough, with its shopping centre and wealth of cafés and restaurants. The likes of Hanwell, Greenford and Perivale provide a more suburban feel, with access to large swathes of green space. Meanwhile, towards the east of the borough, Acton is a slightly more built-up and energetic community, with easy access to Central London.

What are Average Ealing property prices in 2024?

When it comes to property for sale, Ealing has a great range of styles and prices. The current borough average is higher than the London average, at £785,000 (compared to £704,000 for London overall – both according to Rightmove data from May 2024). If you’re looking to rent in Ealing, expect to pay around £2,200 per month. This sits substantially below the London average of £2,950, meaning that finding comfortable rental rates is easily doable.

Hopefully, our list will give you a better idea of the best places to live in Ealing, whatever your tastes and budget. For more details, try our Ealing area guide. Here you’ll find more information about the community, transport connections and more development options to browse.

Borough of Ealing

Borough of 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 Read more about Borough of Ealing

HomeViews is the only independent review platform for residential developments in the UK. Prospective buyers and tenants use it to make an informed decision on where to live based on insights from carefully verified resident reviews. Part of Rightmove since February 2024, we’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to give residents a voice, recognise high performers and to help improve standards across the industry.

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