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Acton Gardens, W3

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3.79 Rating (based on 31 reviews) 31 reviews
Acton Gardens is a 52-acre redevelopment scheme with 3,400 new homes on site, each with their own private balcony or terrace. Neighbouring Chiswick and Shepherds Bush, residents are situated between five train stations including South Acton and Acton Town with connections to Overground services as well as to the District and Piccadilly line. Read more

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3.97
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3.88
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4.34
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3.5
Value
3.18
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Nice area

Verified Resident

These are nice flats with big spacious rooms. I love the view from my balcony and we’re close to several train and tube station. The area can get a bit loud and noisy sometimes but generally speaking it feels like a safe place to live

If there was one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be?

There is a rather large cupboard in the flat that could have been another bedroom.

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Some of the kids around here have shown some bad behaviour

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I’ve only lived here for a few years but I did a bit of research before moving in

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It is a nice area

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My apartment is good but smaller than my previous accommodations and more expensive. The walls are very thin and neighbours complain when I play music.
The design is nice.
I have balcony but don’t like to use it because it is so close to other buildings I feel like I’m getting into people’s privacy and there’s not really any view.

My flat is a bit cold in winter as well.

I have had some issues with the toilet and the heating but was quickly resolved by my landlord.

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Convenient area. Easy to get to shops and it is well connected to Central London.

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I wish I knew the heating was faulty.

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Good quality build and nice area, some anti-social behaviour from tenants

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I live in a good quality build and the facilities in my flat are fine. I like my flat and the surrounding areas. I’ve had some issues with anti-social behaviour from tenants in my building and as an owner that really bothers me.

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

Pretty badly , they are slow to respond. I and other inhabitants have created an association because of this.

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I like that it’s a new development situated opposite a park and it’s close to public transport.

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The housing association is terrible, it has no influence over tenants and bad behaviour. Waste management is bad too.

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Nothing to dislike, minor design changes would be good.

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The windows are really nice – spacious inside. Lots of natural light enters the apartment.

Sisters room is quite small and mine is quite big – it brings an unfair advantage for one and not the other

If there is one thing about your flat or property what would it be?

Design in terms of materials etc is very good but again social design with bedrooms would be an immediate change.

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It feels safe to be around! We overlook the park which is lovely.

Don’t dislike anything

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Seven floors is bigger than I thought but no major issues!

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Great for trains but poor management.

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The management is poor. We have had consistent issues with out heating and water, and now have an issue with the cladding. It’s all legal stuff which shouldn’t be going on and is very confusing for a lot of the residents.

What is the best feature of your home?

Sound proofing and the heat inside really retains ; very energy efficient.

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Really like the proximity to the train station. Dislike nothing area wise.

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Nothing I wish I had known! All as expected when moved in other than the stated issues.

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A much improved area

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Based in a quiet part of London, this development used to be a bad area with lots of tower blocks of council homes but since they built these new modern blocks it’s been quite nice and peaceful these days

What is the best feature of your home?

I like the trees, green spaces, new doors and windows

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This is a great area to live, it’s close to several train and tube station

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The doors had to be replaced for reasons of fire regulations

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Spacious flat, friendly people

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My flat is nicely built and spacious, I have a living room and dining room separate. I also have a back garden and a front area which is nice. People in the area are friendly and it’s got good transport links. There’s cycle storage where I can keep mine and my children’s bikes but unfortunately it had an issue and hasn’t been restored to use yet.

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I lived here before the new build and the buildings are much nicer, modern. The people who live here are nice and the it’s good to have the park close by. It’s also next to the station which is good.

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There are lots of cars here, after 6 or 7 its hard to find parking even with a residence permit.

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You’re in London but you can chill, nice suburb area

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Nice flat in London in a nice area with a park view that you can come back to and chill. Public transport is good and there have been some new public amenities promised – like a coffee shop – which would really benefit the area, somewhere to hang out in before or after taking the kids to the park. I’ve lived here for 6 years and started encountering some issues with hot water after 4 though which you wouldn’t expect from a new build. All in all though I’m happy with my place.

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

The maintenance workers themselves are nice and friendly but problems can take a while to get resolved which I think goes higher up.

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Public transport links are great and there are a lot of parks nearby. As more people are moving in it would be nice to get some coffee shops, maybe a pharmacy and some beauty shops. There has been a few isuses with a postcode war going on but that’s all over London, really.

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I haven’t really come across any surprises, it was all quite straightforward moving in and so on.

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Good space to walk dogs.

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Wine fridge and hot water taps are a huge bonus to the kitchen – clever designs that really add value.

The balcony dividers could be bigger – our neighbours smoke and unfortunately their smoke comes in to our side.

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

I have recently moved in and again haven’t raised any issues.

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The park is a good for my dog!

Not currently any issues around the area.

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Nothing to comment here – no problems to discuss or any good surprises.

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It is quite a busy area now

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Not having to use stairs is one of the best benefits of my flat. The lift is usually working well.

My flat is well ventilated, cool in the summer and warm during winter. It is spacious for one bedroom.
Its design is good and there are some lovely community gardens.
The building management are doing good and there are people cleaning the communal areas.
We had a leak and my landlord was quick to response.

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I have been living in the area for 30 years now and there is too many people compared to before.
I have some lovely neighbours. It is a good community where I live.

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When I first moved in there was not this many buildings and it would have been nice to let us know earlier for all the buildings there is now.

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Nice park

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The actual development itself is nice. Design allows for more space and due to where we are we have a lot of light.

Utilities are also good.

One thing I would change (if I could) is to make the balcony bigger!

How has the building management responded to any problem or issues you have raised?

Not had any issues I’ve personally raised but general maintenance seems to be relatively responsive and reliable.

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It is a nice area to live in overall as well as to bring up a child.

One major problem I find is the youth centre up the road – I am sure they are nice people, and have had no direct issues but the litter they leave on the floor is disgusting, as well as the smell of cannabis. It is far from ideal for young children like my own.

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The littering really does bother me and I hope this changes in the future.

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Nice developing area

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My flat is well designed and quite spacious for the local standards.
The kitchen is good and its open plan. I like how my partner is divided. We have a roof top garden available but don’t really use it often because I like my balcony better.

Cleaning of the communal areas is included but building management could improve.

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

There is not really anything I would change except for the size of the apartment.

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The area is residential. It is quickly developing but calm. It is not a busy neighbourhood.
It would be better to have more options for shops and dog parks.

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We were not told that parking is so restricted here.

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Good place overall

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The cladding has been changed which is good news – there is a bit of a delay. Otherwise the building is well set out! Lots of space for myself and others if I wanted friends or family to one round and see me.

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

Would maybe change the appearance from the outside but nothing else.

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The green and the quietness is nice, and the train station(s) are all accessible relatively easily.

The bills are expensive compared

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I’ve been living here for 7 years! Nothing I can remember.

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Trash collection

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My flat is based in a quiet and pleasant neighbourhood that’s part of a large development with lots of trees and greenery. The rooms are big and the local people are nice.
The flat could do with thicker walls thought.

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Some people don’t use the trash collection shoot correctly and just leave their rubbish outside.

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The noise from the train line can get annoying sometimes.

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Busy and noisy area

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I’ve lived in this part of London for a few years and I like that it’s only a short walk to 3 different train and tube stations. It’s quite a big development and could do with a few more free parking spaces.

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

They have been OK I suppose but I wouldn’t call them outstanding

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I like the area but I’m not too fond of the noisy people,traffic and freight trains

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There are a lot of empty retail spaces waiting to be filled

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Nice area but not completely safe

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My flat is quite spacious. The design is good. I like that my kitchen is really functional. I also have a laundry room. The best thing about my flat is that I have a roof terrace, which I love.

One things I dislike is that my landlord takes too much time to fix issues we’ve had in the flat.

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It is easy to get to places and big shops. However, there are not many children activities and there is some robbery in the area.

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We were not told about all the faults that were going to happen along the way like the lift keeps breaking as well as the main doors.

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Lived in the area for 40 years, very happy in my new flat

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I’ve lived in this area for 40 years and moved from where I used to live when these new blocks were built and I can say the flats are better. I have a lovely unobstructed view and I’m very happy here.

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Now that so many new flats have been built here, it’s too packed but the flats look nice and it’s safe

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I’ve lived here for so long I can’t think of anything, moving in was straightforward.

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Good size apartment but issues with anti-social behaviour nearby

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I’ve been living in my place 8 years now and it’s much better than my last place with more space to accommodate my family. There’s also a park nearby where I walk my dog and where my kids play. There are some issues with the park though, no lights and people drinking at night and in my block though rubbish is regularly collected people throw it about so I’ve had issues with pests.

 

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There’s always police about and issues with drugs – there’s a horrible cannabis smell around my flat. For positives though it’s close to the station and and schools and there’s Sainsbury’s nearby. People are also friendly, lots of people around that I chat to.

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The off license I used to go to for a paypoint and top ups isn’t there anymore so for things like that you have to walk to the high street.

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Good and safe area

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The communal areas are cleaned regularly and my apartment is great. What I don’t like is that there isn’t enough parking spaces and it makes it hard to find one after work.

My building is one of the first ones around here and it doesn’t have concierge and security services like the newer ones do. Another thing is that we have a leak in the apartment that they don’t know how to fix.

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

We have had some issues with the apartment and they have responded quick and efficient to them but still haven’t been able to fix the leak in our apartment.

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The area is quite safe and new. Transport is very easy here.

But there are too many buildings now and it is getting crowded.

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We were not told about all the construction works that were going to happen and it is a lot more crowded now because of all the buildings.

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