The well-connected suburban haven of Ealing is an ever-popular choice for anyone searching for a mix of bustling London life and a more relaxed atmosphere. Plentiful amenities and superb transport links meet numerous parks and green spaces, making it a thoroughly pleasant place to live. Residents at some of the borough’s new build developments have provided their reviews of the best new build homes developments in Ealing, helping us to create this top 10 ranking.
Where is Ealing?
Ealing occupies a substantial chunk of West London, and lies mostly across TFL zones 3 and 4. It includes the neighbourhoods of Acton, Hanwell, Southall, Greenford, Northolt and West Ealing. Alongside its eastern boundary lies Shepherd’s Bush and White City, while Ealing neighbours with Hayes all the way across on its western edge.
Top 10 new build homes developments in Ealing
Ealing is fondly known as ‘The Queen of the suburbs’. If you’re looking for a more relaxed life within easy reach of Central London, it certainly has a lot to offer. Take a look at our rankings of the best new builds in the borough below. The rankings are based on the ratings given by verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.
*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.
Why live in Ealing?
Ealing comprises several discreet areas, each of which has its own character, with each providing a wealth of self-contained amenities. The central Ealing Broadway area is a community with excellent shopping and leisure facilities, along with reliable transport connections to Central London.
Further to the west are villagey Hanwell and bustling Southall, with its busy high street. The north of the borough takes in Greenford, Northolt, Perivale and Horsenden, which all have an increasingly ‘out-of-town’ feel. As you move towards these north-western areas of the borough, the parks become more expansive. You’ll also find a selection of golf courses, indicating you’re well and truly in suburban territory.
The borough has plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping, and even more when it comes to eating and drinking out. There are high street shops and well-known brands to choose from at Ealing Broadway. You’ll also find plenty of established family-run and independent retailers across the borough. The same goes for dining out, with the borough boasting a vast array of cuisines and cultures to explore.
Although Ealing is well connected to Central London, one of its main draws is its community spirit and local pride. The area plays host to various exhibitions, an annual summer festival and several local theatre groups. Ealing’s abundance of pubs and live venues also regularly host local bands. As such, you have plenty of lively nightlife options, alongside more relaxed local establishments.
Transport in Ealing
Central Ealing is easily accessible, with mainline rail and the Underground all available at Ealing Broadway. The station offers both Central and District line services. The eastern parts of the borough have plenty of Underground stations. The suburban western areas are mostly connected to the mainline rail services into London Paddington. Ealing benefits from access to two of London’s main arterial roads in the form of the A40 and the A406, providing routes into the city and out towards the rolling countryside. The M4 is also within easy reach.
Ealing house prices
Zoopa lists the average house price in Ealing at £767,000. This is based on sales in the borough in the 12 months to January 2024. This places Ealing above the current London average of £734,000. The high proportion of grand detached properties in the borough pushes Ealing’s average prices up. These sell for an average of almost £2,300,000. In contrast, a flat in the borough will set you back an average of £474,000, which is markedly below the London average of £534,000.
Are you interested in finding out more about Ealing life? Why not take a look at our dedicated area guide for Ealing below? The guide includes much more information about this superb location, with details of the best new build developments to buy and rent across the borough.
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