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 guess the best bet is for me to explore the few areas mentionned. London prices- don't you love them!!

Vee

2,998 posts

202 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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HappySilver said:
Personally I would ignore the ignorant comments from people who have never lived in Ealing.
+1

Look around Haven Green.
Corfton Road, Madeley, Woodville.

££££ though

valiant

6,091 posts

128 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Worked in West Ealing about 10 years ago and it felt distinctly unsafe and 'ghetto'

This is from someone born and raised in Hackney.

Rushmore

1,223 posts

110 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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What about Ifflington, Fernsey or Merth Hill? A bit pricey, but nice.

Leicesterdave

Original Poster:

2,105 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Rushmore said:
What about Ifflington, Fernsey or Merth Hill? A bit pricey, but nice.
Where are these?

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

131 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Leicesterdave said:
Rushmore said:
What about Ifflington, Fernsey or Merth Hill? A bit pricey, but nice.
Where are these?
Never heard of any of those confused

Rushmore silly

Mobile Chicane

19,604 posts

180 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Ealing Broadway / Northfields are quite nice places, albeit expensive ones due to easy transport links into central London.

The problem with Ealing is that the areas which surround it (Hanwell, Northolt, Acton and Brentford) are pretty grim.

Lots of cahncil estates innit; the breeding ground of the redneck and the racist.

TwigtheWonderkid

36,016 posts

118 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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Some lovely roads around Ealing Broadway.

Sortie 10

694 posts

220 months

Sunday 10th February 2013
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My brother lives in St Kilda Road - a few blocks back from the Uxbridge Road. I spent a fortnight there during London 2012 and found the area to be safe (as a Gamesmaker I was either leaving home at 0515 or returning after midnight), the local pub The Foresters is to die for - the full range of Fullers ales and (reflecting the nationality of the landlord IIRC) a magnificently wide ranging Thai menu - fantastic food at sensible prices.
Then there is Northfield Road - a street with a variety of shops, including a superb French boulangerie-patisserie. I was advised not to "explore" north of the Uxbridge Road as apparently there is a dodgy estate nearby.

As a lad living in a small-ish town in Somerset, I revelled in the atmosphere of the area. There appears to be a range of property available but I found it to be a pleasant place to live with most things that I count as essential, together with good transport links (tube at Northfields, tube/mainline at Ealing Broadway), M4 close by, good local shops, most supermarkets (Lidl, Sainsburys, Waitrose etc) are within walking distance. Quality (& variety) of life is a given. If I ever decide to make a break from Somerset to the capital, Ealing/West Ealing is somewhere that I will definitely consider - it is cheaper than the likes of Richmond but has its own advantages. And if you do want to go out in Richmond use the excellent public transport, or use your savings on accommodation to pay for a cab.

Robatr0n

12,362 posts

184 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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Leicesterdave said:
It seem Hillingdon and Richmond are the nicest boroughs?
Richmond, yes. yes
Hillingdon, no. nono

But as you've probably established from this thread, you get good and bad areas everywhere you go.

Ealing is okay, I'm not a fan of Ealing Broadway but around Northfields and Boston Manor is nice enough.

Leicesterdave

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2,105 posts

148 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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Northfields appears to be reasonably popular!

Flip Martian

14,382 posts

158 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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Lived in Acton for about 11 years. Always liked Ealing, especially South Ealing, which back then (about 15 years ago) seemed to have its own village atmosphere. Traffic all around Ealing was bad then and worse now. But it was easy enough to put up with that.

Would I swap it for living in a village like I do now? Of course not, but if I had to move back to London, Ealing would be the first place I would look at.

Office_Monkey

1,953 posts

177 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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Also, what's your budget? There are loads of nice places in Ealing. West Ealing is now a dump, South Ealing is OK.

Post up some houses you've found and we can advise you a bit better.

PS The Ace cafe is round the corner

Big Raff

1,220 posts

139 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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Lived there (North Ealing) for 20 years, or should I say I grew up there. Ealing Broadway is the main stty area and the further west you go the worse it gets...it really is a horrid place as you get to West Ealing.

Plenty of good places to stay though, Ealing Common is ok, North Ealing is ok, Gunnersby Road is ok, Pitts Hangar Lane is ok...(these are the best parts in my mind)

But it isn't as good as it was and i don't think it will ever be...

Johnnytheboy

22,705 posts

154 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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I was between Ealing Broadway and South Ealing, near the polyversity.

Next door neighbout had a DB6 which he commuted in, couldn't have been that common.

Leicesterdave

Original Poster:

2,105 posts

148 months

Tuesday 12th February 2013
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It appears that as usual on these threads opinions vary greatly! When people describe Ealing as a 'no go' do they really mean that? I mean the other half appear to think it's absolutely fine!
Can't find any info on Northfields online- incredible!

Doogs

70 posts

138 months

Tuesday 12th February 2013
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I used to know a lovely little blonde in Ealing, amazing jubblies. I felt very safe between them ...

Miguel Alvarez

4,893 posts

138 months

Tuesday 12th February 2013
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One of my best female friends is from Hanwell. It wasn't as nice an area to look at as South Ealing but nicer than West Ealing. She's moved out so I've no reason top go back there but it seemed alright enough but we're talking a good 10-15 years or so.

As for West Ealing. Coming from someone who has spent alot of time in Grove, Bush, Harlsden etc I'll also agree I've found WE to be a bit of a funny area. I have found myself being more cautious of people around me for some reason.


truck71

2,328 posts

140 months

Tuesday 12th February 2013
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Like many London boroughs there are good/bad parts- Ealing is not one of the worst in my opinion. The further East you come it appears to improve, have you thought about Chiswick?

Johnnytheboy

22,705 posts

154 months

Tuesday 12th February 2013
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truck71 said:
Like many London boroughs there are good/bad parts- Ealing is not one of the worst in my opinion. The further East you come it appears to improve, have you thought about Chiswick?
Just don't stop between the two.