Best part of Ealing to live in?

Best part of Ealing to live in?

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Leicesterdave

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2,105 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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I would like to live somewhere safe, and leafy. I don't care about living in a box as long as it feel safe. Nearest to south Ealing would be best as I'll be attending the university of West London as a mature student. (Needs to be safe for the kids and wife especially)

OldJohnnyYen

1,455 posts

117 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Is there a best bit? Is this like asking who is the best looking guy in the burns unit?

Vieste

10,532 posts

128 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Nothing in Ealing is safe or good.

Leicesterdave

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2,105 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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I guess Richmond is a better bet but prices are extremely high!

djglover

404 posts

185 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Lived in Ealing for 11 years. It safe in my view. I lived in S ealing then Northfields. both good areas, the latter being a bit more family orientated. the parade of independant shops fast becoming the natural habitat of the boden clad yummy mummy

Leicesterdave

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2,105 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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It seem Hillingdon and Richmond are the nicest boroughs?

MentalSarcasm

6,014 posts

179 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Richmond is nice enough but the center gets jammed regularly, especially since they're replacing all the pavements at the moment and making the roads a bit smaller. LOTS of buses make it quite "interesting" for cyclists. There's a Tesco, a Waitrose and a Marks & Spencer in the center along with several pubs and branches of the main banks, but for actual shopping your wife will probably go to Kingston or the Westfield Center as there's not much variety in terms of shops.

Frankly when it comes to London you're probably best coming out here and having a wander around the different areas you're looking at, in some areas you might get more noise from the planes at Heathrow, other bits might have more traffic than you're expecting etc etc. See which areas you feel comfortable walking around in and then go from there.

LiamB

7,791 posts

111 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Best part? Ealing?
rofl

Randy Winkman

10,044 posts

157 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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On PH, parts of the UK that would be considered very reasonable places to live by 95% of the population are regarded as total dumps. biggrin

Pickled

2,015 posts

111 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Leicesterdave said:
It seem Hillingdon and Richmond are the nicest boroughs?
I'd say Kingston is nicer than Hillingdon, Hillingdon has a few small pockets of nice areas (Ickenham, Northwood, Hillingdon Village) and some right dumps, Hayes, Hayes End, West Drayton (West Drayton Green is okish)

But I guess a lot depends on what you'd deem nice areas?

LiamB

7,791 posts

111 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Ruislip and (most) of the surrounding areas are nice places.

Leicesterdave

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2,105 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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I'll focus my efforts on Richmond/Twickenham/ Teddindgton etc!

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

131 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Leicesterdave said:
I'll focus my efforts on Richmond/Twickenham/ Teddindgton etc!
Avoid Teddington.there is a certain publisher and website operating from there with some

undesirables employed whistle

Leicesterdave

Original Poster:

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148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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iva cosworth said:
Avoid Teddington.there is a certain publisher and website operating from there with some

undesirables employed whistle
?? Tell me more!

HappySilver

264 posts

132 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Personally I would ignore the ignorant comments from people who have never lived in Ealing. Ealing is a much better location than several of the others mentioned here. It is a very green borough with lots of parks and open spaces, it has a sense of community not seen in many London locations and it has some very nice areas to live in. Like many other areas it has some not so nice areas and the shopping amenities have been hit by the recession and Westfield opening a few stops along the central line. Location wise it has fabulous rail, road and air links so is great to get to and from.

Best areas - South Ealing, Northfields, Ealing Common and around Notting Hill School. Avoid West Ealing and Hanwell as these are rapidly becoming Southall overspill (although Southall is an amazing place to visit especially if you enjoy curry, I still visit at least once a month!).

I lived there for over 10 years and had to move away, I still visit often and I miss it like hell. It is the only London suburb I would move back to.

Dare I also say it doesn't have the "snob" factor of the Richmonds etc. and hasn't attracted the sort of people who seem to have overtaken those boroughs (yummy mummys in their big 4x4rs etc.). Many people I know who live in Ealing are very successful e.g. I know 2 board directors at FTSE 100 companies who live there, so don't believe anyone who tells you that people who could afford to would choose to live elsewhere.

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

131 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Leicesterdave said:
iva cosworth said:
Avoid Teddington.there is a certain publisher and website operating from there with some

undesirables employed whistle
?? Tell me more!
PHhehe

motco

14,031 posts

214 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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I was born and bred in the Borough albeit not actually in Ealing. I knew it well - once. At that time, the old Victorian places around Eton Rise and the roads nearby were desirable. Pitshangar Lane and Scotch Common too. Haven Green area was close to the main shops and also had decent old houses. As already said, Hanwell, West Ealing, and those areas never were anything but poorer compared with Ealing Broadway. Gunnersbury Avenue towards the Common has been affluent in its heyday with more than one blue plaque to be seen. But the traffic is horrific...

Leicesterdave

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2,105 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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iva cosworth said:
PHhehe
How dopey was I???????????

fido

15,341 posts

223 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Leicesterdave said:
I'll focus my efforts on Richmond/Twickenham/ Teddindgton etc!
Richmond is the most expensive borough in London. There are loads of places cheaper in Zone 4 and/or West London. I'm not a fan of Ealing but then again i don't know the area. I feel safer in parts of South London(!) but first appearances can be deceiving. Most of my friends live around Teddington, so it's probably the area i would choose to live in.


Edited by fido on Sunday 10th February 15:04

Johnnytheboy

22,705 posts

154 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Ealing's fine by London standards. Or was ~ten years ago when I lived there.