Are you planning to buy or rent a new home in Hounslow? HomeViews can help you find the perfect property with the help of our verified residents. Rating and commenting on developers across London and beyond, our reviewers have identified the strongest performers in the area. Time to learn more about this up-and-coming West London district.
Where is Hounslow?
So, where exactly is Hounslow? Hounslow is a West London district located 10.7 miles from Charing Cross. Areas within the borough include Cranford, Heathrow, Heston, and Hounslow West. Isleworth lies to the east, Twickenham to the south, Feltham to the west and Southall to the north.
Living in Hounslow
Earmarked as a Housing Zone by the Mayor of London, Hounslow will benefit from major investment in the coming years. The area was chosen to receive this extra funding due to its strategic location near London Heathrow and the upcoming Elizabeth Line. This 60-mile rail route will connect Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Proximity to Twickenham Stoop Stadium and Kew Gardens further boosts Hounslow’s appeal. A short drive will also deliver you to Colne Valley, but there are several green spaces to choose from within its borders, including Bedfont Lakes, historic Hounslow Heath and Osterley Park. The greatly anticipated High Street Quarter, which will feature a new public square filled with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, will link the existing high street to the Blenheim Centre. The Treaty Centre is already a busy shopping destination, with many small businesses nearby serving Heathrow Airport.
Additionally, Hounslow offers excellent connections via road to the M3/M4/M25 and into Central London. Three Underground stations sit on the Piccalilli Line in the town centre. Meanwhile, Hounslow station runs services to London Waterloo or westwards to Reading, Weybridge, Woking or Windsor.
Hounslow property prices
According to recent data from Zoopla, the average price for property in Hounslow stood at £425,901 in January 2022. This is a fall of 1.28 per cent in the last year. While flats in Hounslow sold for around £296,137 and terraced houses for £419,694, semi-detached and detached homes went for £504,911 and £653,570, respectively.
Budding tenants will be interested to know that rentals in the area are currently achieving £1,501 PCM on average. This figure is based on snapshot market data provided by Home.co.uk, but rental averages can fluctuate daily. As of writing, one-bedroom lets cost £1,212 PCM on average, with five-bedroom properties going for just over £3,000.
New homes in Hounslow: Top 10 developments
With so much fresh development causing an explosion of new homes in Hounslow, which property should you pick? Here’s what our residents think about what’s currently on offer.
Charter Place is an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence, managed by Greystar. Voted into first place, it features a collection of studios and one, two, and three-bedroom rental homes. Residents have access to an on-site gym and lounge, a private dining room, and co-working spaces. In addition, Charter Place is only a short walk away from Hounslow East Underground station and the high street.
One resident said Charter Place is ‘a very elegant place to live, yet the cost is lower than expected’. People also like the clean and quiet atmosphere and reaching Richmond and Chiswick in around 20 minutes.
In second place, Vonder Skies is a development offering 127 high-spec rental apartments, ranging from studios to one and two-bedroom flats. Residents talk about the great location close to the A4 and Central London. Brentford high street is only a 10-minute walk, plus there’s a medical clinic over the road.
All apartments come fully furnished, with on-site amenities including an underground car park, courtyards, a concierge service, gym, café, and games room. Water, electricity, and powerful WiFi are included in rent.
4.39 (20 reviews)
4.39 (20 reviews)
Our third most popular new homes development in Hounslow, Silchester Apartments offers a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments with private balconies or terraces. In addition, residents have access to a shared roof terrace.
Combining suburban living with Central London convenience, transport links to Central London and Heathrow are available at the nearby Hounslow East Tube station and Isleworth railway station. Likewise, there is easy access to the M4 and M25 and a bus stop outside the apartment.
One resident told us that their ‘very well maintained’ apartment is in an ‘excellent location’, with facilities including private gardens, balconies, and a play area. They also informed us that the management team has been responsive to any defects, including weekend emergency services.
4.36 (8 reviews)
4.36 (8 reviews)
High Street Quarter, by Barratt London, sits in fourth position. Built around a new public square, this development lies in the centre of Hounslow and consists of one, two and three-bedroom homes, each with a balcony or terrace. Additionally, you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, as well as a multiplex cinema. The development is just a 5-minute walk to Hounslow Central Tube stations and a 10-minute walk to Hounslow station.
Chiswick Gate on Burlington Lane claims a spot in the top five. The development features 174 residential units, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses – and a couple of studio apartments. It is also only a 15-minute walk from Chiswick station.
The residents describe their homes as spacious and beautifully designed, with ‘peaceful grounds with fountains’ and an ‘amazing location’ in the shadow of the scenic Chiswick House. One reviewer complimented their ‘wonderful neighbours’ and the ‘fantastic, hardworking concierge’.
At number six, Academy Place is a Crest Nicholson development located in Osterley. It comprises 366 apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms, and comes surrounded by green areas and sporting facilities. The development is just a 10-minute walk from Isleworth station, with regular trains to London Waterloo.
The development is also secure, with CCTV operating around the premises. Residents say that the surroundings are clean and well maintained and that parking is available.
Kew Bridge West is a residential development in leafy West London, just a short drive from Heathrow Airport. Taking seventh place in our Hounslow top 10, it features one, two and three-bedroom high-spec apartments. It’s also flanked by the River Thames, Kew Gardens and Syon Park. The nearest station, Kew Bridge, is a Zone 3 hub with convenient links to Waterloo.
Residents mention having access to bike storage, a gym, a communal garden and parking facilities. They also praise the management team for attending to any problems or issues raised.
4.15 (21 reviews)
4.15 (21 reviews)
Claiming the eighth spot, Brentford Lock West comprises two and three-bedroom ‘well-insulated’ apartments and penthouses located right on the Grand Union Canal. Brentford station is near the development, with direct trains to Waterloo via Chiswick, Hounslow and Richmond. On your doorstep, you’ll discover a range of pubs and waterside walks.
In ninth place, The Assembly offers six mansion blocks incorporating one, two and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom townhouses with modern and spacious open plan layouts. Residents enjoy using the well-maintained park and having shops, schools, and an Underground station on their doorstep.
4.03 (9 reviews)
4.03 (9 reviews)
Rounding up our list of residents’ favourites, The Staging Post in Hounslow lies near a new upcoming shopping area and a cinema within walking distance. The flats are described as spacious, with big balconies. The building and facilities are also well managed and come with bike storage. A short walk will bring you to the high street, green spaces, and rail and bus services.
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