Ealing Property Market
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This West London borough has a distinct relaxed and safe feel, predominately a family community it has plenty of options when it comes to property. Mainly Victorian houses, with many detached and featuring large gardens, a large majority of the Victorian townhouses have now been converted into flats and are particularly popular with young professionals.
Head to Haven Green for small, pretty Victorian cottages, whereas double fronted houses, which are big enough for a large family can be found closer to Montpelier and Castlebar, just north of Haven Green. Brentham estate has more of a suburban feel, with a number of nice village greens.
Thirties Haymills estate has houses that are slightly more modern; here you’ll also find mock Tudor houses. For the wealthy, houses are in excess of £1 million in the Mount Park area; particularly desirable is Mont Pelier Park, which is a conservation area. Homes with views of Ealing Common are also highly coveted.
Ealing is made up of middle-class professionals looking to settle, it is not a transient neighbourhood. W5 and W13 often see a boost in the rental market during the summer months as families move into the area ahead of the new academic year.
There are a large number of rental properties in Ealing; the average rental currently stands at £2,233 pcm, with the average property price £861,364. The cheapest 1 bedroom property to rent is roughly £900 pcm, whereas a five bedroom flat can be in excess of £8,000 pcm. Currently 73% of residential properties are flats and 27% are houses.
Standard of Living in Ealing
With plenty of green space and nice parks there are a numbr of outdoor places to relax, Ealing Common offers the pleasure of wide-open space; as does Gunnersbury Park, other parks of note include Walpole Park and Lammas Park. Ealing is well connected in terms of transport and it is easy to get to the centre fairly quickly.
A diverse area, Ealing is home to a mixture of cultures, with the English and Irish making up a substantial number of the population, there is also a large Polish community here.
With nice terraces to enjoy al fresco dining in summer and a fairly quiet nightlife, it is easy to forget you are in London. There are good facilities in the area and a number of attractive historic buildings, as well as the Grand Union Canal running through the town, which is perfect for a riverside walk.
Other Living necessities in Ealing
With good schools in the area it is easy to see why families flock here. North Ealing primary school and Montpelier primary school both have very good reports. Nearby secondary schools include Notting Hill, St Benedict’s and the all girls Ealing High. The state schools in the area are either receiving ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ from Ofsted and there are also a number of quality independent schools. There is a substantial Japanese contingency in Ealing due to the nearby Japanese school in Acton.
In terms of shopping there are plenty of local, independent shops, head to Pitshanger Lane and you’ll find an independent fishmonger, grocer, bakery and bookshop, the Polish Deli here serves up great delicacies. For foodies Station Parade, Uxbridge Road has a great range of international food. There are the typical large supermarket chains in Ealing, including Sainsbury, Tesco, Co-op and Lidl.
There are fifteen places of worship in the Ealing area, covering a number of different faiths. There are also thirteen public libraries in the borough of Ealing.
Places to visit near Ealing
Richmond is Ealing’s neighbour and an attractive place for a day out. For good shopping the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre, located in Shepherds Bush is worth a visit. Ealing’s borough includes Acton, Southall and Shepherds Bush so all are within easy reach. Southall market and Southall Broadway are perfect for a spot of shopping.
Ealing Council Tax
Ealing Council tax for 2015/2016 is as follows:
Band A- £903.29
Band B- £1,053.83
Band C- £1,204.38
Band D- £1,354.93
Band E- £1,656.03
Band F- £1,957.12
Band G- £2,258.22
Band H- £2,709.86