Why Ealing is a Fantastic Place to Live
Often coined as the ‘Queen of the Suburbs’, Ealing is heralded as one of West London’s most popular locations for property hunters seeking village-style living in the capital.
On the doorstep of some of West London’s most glorious open spaces and buzzing local amenities, Ealing’s popularity has catapulted in recent years. Having undergone a huge transformation from a rural Middesex village into a major metropolitan district, the borough is teeming with independent restaurants, coffee shops and retail outlets.
Ealing is a hugely community focused district, with many local clubs and groups accessible to residents of the area from theatre and choir to wine tasting and beekeeping societies, there really is something to suit every hobby. For children, Ealing is home to some excellent youth sports clubs including hockey, football and swimming or for budding young performers, there are various clubs that offers drama, dance, singing and music practice.
Largely considered as a safe borough to reside in, Ealing has a lower crime rate than a number of its neighbouring boroughs. In fact, a 2015 survey reported that 95% of residents felt safe living in the neighbourhood. Introduced to reassure residents whilst tackling local issues, The Safer Ealing Partnership are the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership within the area, working to reduce crime and help locals feel safer within their community.
Rich in cultural heritage, Ealing hosts various festivals throughout the year, drawing the masses from across West London and further afield. Providing the backdrop for bringing the community together are the borough’s fabulous sprawling parks and open spaces which are some of the best in the capital. From celebrations of jazz and blues music, to comedy performances and beer festivals, Ealing is the ultimate place to enjoy the great outdoors whilst soaking up everything this vibrant location has to offer.
If you’re a fan of artisan and local produce, Ealing has a superb range of regular markets where locals can enjoy shopping for top-quality products. Running every Saturday come rain or shine, Ealing Farmers’ Market is host to some exceptional independent and sustainable stalls offering everything from fresh fish, farm cheeses and handmade pasta to name but a few. If you’re into rare finds and ornate pieces, then you’ll be sure to find something special at The Avenue Vintage and Antiques Market which has over 25 stalls with items ranging from silver collectibles to ceramics and one-off furniture pieces.
Situated in the heart of Ealing, Galliard Homes is proud to present Westgate House - a superb choice of modern studio, one and two bedroom apartments. The Highlife Collection - which will present a collection of limited edition, upper-level apartments and penthouses - will be the ultimate place to reside. Each property will exude premier finishes and benefit from an assortment of modern conveniences ideal for a young city dweller. What’s more, residents of Westgate House will benefit from easy access into Central London from Hanger Lane station, as well as the use of the imminent Elizabeth Line which once fully-operational will transport residents into Liverpool Street station in just 18 minutes from nearby Ealing Broadway station.