Hounslow Property Market
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Hounslow is a great distance from central London, with an easy commute to this relaxed borough situated on the outskirts. There is a diverse population in the area, with homes here being very desirable to young professionals and families in particular, it is also the ideal location for those who are employed by Heathrow airport, a property here makes for great ease if this is the case.
The average rental in Hounslow is in the region of £350 per week, with the average property value set in the vicinity of £325,000. Hounslow is 17 km of Charring Cross and the borough benefits from affordable housing, with residential property in the area being mainly Victorian terraces, which are popular, or semi-detached homes that have been built in recent years. The most expensive area in Hounslow is central, namely TW31, whereas you’re able to find more affordable housing towards Hounslow Heath in TW32.
Standard of Living in Hounslow
There is a fusion of nationalities in the area, with a large Indian community situated here, Hounslow is home to many young working people. There are museums, stately homes, cycle paths, walks, riverside pubs and idyllic parks to enjoy in Hounslow, with plenty of activities to engage in and places to explore. The majority of residents in Hounslow are under the age of 35, so it means there is a vibrancy and youthful feel to the area. Hounslow is known for its diversity of cultures and there is a well-known art scene that draws creative types to the borough.
Other Living necessities in Hounslow
There are a good range of primary schools in the area, including Hounslow Town Primary School, Chatsworth Primary School, Grove Road Primary School, Orchard Primary School and Alexandra Primary School, all of which received ‘good’ in their Ofsted reports. Secondary’s Oak Heights Independent School and Oakland’s Secondary School both also received ‘good’ in their Ofsted reports, with Lady Nafisa International Secondary School for Girls receiving ‘satisfactory’.
The main shopping area in Hounslow is located on the High Street, with everything from mainstream stores to independent hairdressers, banks and businesses. On Saturdays there is the ‘Hounslow West Saturday Market’ located in the London Transport Station Car park on Bath Road, with over one-hundred market traders selling their produce. The farmers market in nearby Chiswick is also worth a visit for foodie lovers.
There are a number of places to worship in Hounslow, covering a variety of faiths, there is also a local library located in the Treaty Centre on the High Street in TW3. Hounslow is home to a number of supermarket chains including Marks and Spencer’s Food, at Heathrow’s terminal 5 roundabout, as well as Asda, you can also find a Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s within the borough of Hounslow.
Places to visit near Hounslow
For families there are a number of places to visit in and around Hounslow including the Jungle Indoor Play centre and the Hounslow Urban Farm located in nearby Feltham; there is also Tenpin Bowling to partake in here. Richmond Pools in the Park is only a mere 3 miles away, as is Kew Gardens just 4 miles away. For those with an interest in flying, the Virtual Aviation games and entertainment centre is located in London’s Heathrow’s training centre where you can take the opportunity to land a plane in virtual reality.
Hounslow Council Tax
Council tax in the Borough of Hounslow is slightly higher than some other areas of London, with Band A in the region of £950, Band D around the £1,400 mark and Band H reaching roughly £2,800.