10 best places to live 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.

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.

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 is chock-full of great museums. These include The Musical Museum, London Motorcycle Museum, and the ever-popular London Museum of Water and Steam – it’s a blast! For green space attractions, there’s the beautiful Syon House and Park, Boston Manor Park and dozens of smaller locations.

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’ll not be stuck for choice across the rest of the borough either.

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.

Average Ealing property prices

When it comes to property for sale, Ealing has a great range of styles and prices. The current borough average is around £480,000. However, there’s sizeable variation to be found, with good options for flats going for as little as £180,000. Be warned that house prices in Ealing are sneaking back up, with the past 12 months seeing a 15% rise.

If you’re looking to rent in Ealing, expect to pay around £450 per week. This sits almost 20% below the London average, meaning that finding comfortable rental rates is easily doable.

10 Best places to live in Ealing

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the best places to live in 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.

The best loved development in the borough, according to our reviewers, is St Bernard’s Gate. This is a collection of 270 one and two bedroom-apartments in Hanwell, and is located right next to Ealing General Hospital and close to Hanwell Station. This gives residents a great mix of local amenities as well as easy access to Central London whenever they want to mix things up.

Read reviews and details of St Bernard’s Gate, UB1

Narrowly missing out on the top spot is Churchfield Quarter, by L&Q, which comprises a range of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes for sale via Shared Ownership. It’s located in Acton, which is a rising star of West London development. Homes here have direct access to the buzzing Acton High Street and Churchfield Road. This means that there are plenty of shops, restaurants and cafés nearby, and also local parks such as Heathfield Gardens.

Read reviews and details of Churchfield Quarter Private Rental by L&Q, W3

Our bronze medallist is also Located in Acton, in Zone 2. Aviator Place features a range of one to two-bedroom apartments as well as three to four-bedroom houses. Residents benefit from the close walking distance to North Acton station with connections into Central London in less than 40 minutes. North Acton Playing Fields are also less than a 10-minute walk away.

Read reviews and details of Aviator Place, W3

Havelock Estate is nestled between Southall and Hanwell, giving residents easy access to both areas. Residents say they greatly enjoy the canalside views, visually impressive design of the site and its apartments, and the overall accessibility of the area’s many attractions.

Read reviews and details of Havelock Estate, UB2

4.44 (6 reviews)
4.44 (6 reviews)

Here’s one for all you literary types. Dickens Yard totals 698 apartments right in the heart of Ealing. This means that it enjoys close proximity to Ealing Broadway Underground station, and the upcoming Crossrail service, the Elizabeth Line, will make this connection even more valuable. Residents say that there’s also a great community spirit established here.

Read reviews and details of Dickens Yard, W5

4.33 (7 reviews)
4.33 (7 reviews)

Acton is giving a very good account of itself in our list, as this is the third listing for the area. Acton Square is a Bellway Homes mixed-use development. Featuring 95 apartments, ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms, there’s also resident parking and a good range of on-site facilities. Acton Town centre itself is under a mile away, and four tube stations are within easy walking distance.

Read reviews and details of Acton Square, W3

4.27 (6 reviews)
4.27 (6 reviews)

At number seven, Vida is yet another popular 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. Help to Buy is available for those that are eligible. Nearby transport links included National Rail services at Acton Central and the tube at East Acton Underground.

Read reviews and details of Vida, W3

Now we move east to Chiswick Point by Bellway Homes. This is 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 only a three-minute walk away from Chiswick Park Station, which has connections to the District Line. Residents love the ultra-modern design of the building and apartments, as well as the general convenience of the location.

Read reviews and details of Chiswick Point, W4

Number nine is Tillermans at Greenford Quay, a development by Greystar, with 379 residential units. Located in Ealing itself, the development is tucked between Greenford and Sudbury Hill. Nearby stations have connections to the Piccadilly and Central lines, as well as Chiltern Railways and GWR services. Residents here enjoy the useful amenities including a gym, cinema room, rooftop terrace, and the off-street parking garage with EV charge points.

Read reviews and details of Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

A2Dominion Rental Only at Jigsaw has just 55 apartments to offer for rental, ranging from one to three-bedrooms. The development is located right next to West Ealing station, which has direct links to central London within just 16-minutes. Furthermore, residents benefit from landscaped communal gardens, a café, a community centre and gated undercroft parking.

Read reviews and details of Jigsaw by A2Dominion Rental Only, W13

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.

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 Ealing

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