Thanks to a transformative multibillion pound town centre regeneration, green parks aplenty and quick links straight into the centre of the capital, Ealing is without doubt one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. If you’re a first-time buyer seeking somewhere to put down roots that provides the very best of city and suburb, we’re sharing our top five reasons why Ealing is the place for you (and it’s not just because it’s home to our very own Central Square!).
In the last 12 months, the average price of an apartment in Zone 3 stood at £650,296, according to Rightmove*. However in Ealing – a Zone 3 neighbourhood – the average price of an apartment is only £463,557! David Jubb, Director Greater London Residential Development at JLL, explains: “Ealing is an up-and-coming area for young buyers to take advantage of lower house prices while still benefitting from living close to the centre of the capital. This, combined with ongoing regeneration in the area and plenty of green space, means it’s easy to see why Ealing is such a great choice for first-time buyers.”
Check out the homes available at Central Square, priced from just £435,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, here.
Ealing is extremely well connected, whether you are travelling by train or tube. Ealing Broadway station provides underground services on the District and Central lines, as well as trains to Reading to the west, and Paddington Station to the east – the latter taking just 15 minutes. The pending arrival of Crossrail to Ealing Broadway means connectivity is set to get even better.
Leafy Ealing has plenty of green areas, including Walpole Park, Lammas Park, Ealing Common and Ealing Lawn Tennis Club. Whether you are looking to picnic in the park, enjoy a sunny stroll or organise a game of tennis – green space is at the heart of Ealing.
Food and drink
Ealing is home to some great places to eat, from Caribbean cuisine at Roti Kitchen and delicious brunches at Limeyard, to Santa Maria, an authentic pizza restaurant. What’s more, Ealing was the first London borough to get spicy – it was home to the first ever Nando’s!
If you don’t come to Ealing for the food, you’ll come for the drinks. You might not know it from the outside, but The Grange on Warwick Road is home to one of the best beer gardens in Ealing. The Victorian pub’s hidden garden is a suntrap in the summer months, while inside there are plenty of cosy nooks for a Sunday roast during winter. Alternatively, The Grosvenor in Hanwell has a jaw-dropping selection of red, white and sparkling wine.
Once known as ‘queen of the suburbs’, Ealing has now become a buzzing borough as much for working professionals as for families. It’s evolved into a cosmopolitan cultural hub thanks to the likes of The Questors Theatre and Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery – which are just two minutes’ away from each other and just over ten minutes’ drive from Central Square – and Dickens Yard, a dynamic new urban quarter offering leisure activities and a weekly artisan market.
Famous faces such as Peter Crouch, Fred Perry and Freddie Mercury have all called the area home, while Ealing Studios, the oldest film studio in the world, has helped to bring many a celebrity to the area with A-lister Johnny Depp and rapper Professor Green both visitors here.
If we’ve got you thinking about making the move to this up-and-coming area, Central Square is our latest collection of homes. Combining a prime location, conveniently located adjacent to Castle Bar Park train station, with stylish interiors and Help to Buy available on every apartment, you could get on the ladder with a deposit as little as £16,750.
Get in touch with the team to book your private appointment and view our new show apartment.
*On 25th August 2021.