Crossrail guide to West Ealing: house prices, new homes and travel times

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Going out in Zone 4 may feel like a step too suburban, but once Crossrail is fully up and running, it will take less than a quarter of an hour to get from West Ealing to the West End.

It was this connection that inspired Sayu and Sharon Sinha, both 43, to sell their three-bedroom apartment in Notting Hill and move to a double-front Edwardian villa in West Ealing in 2019.

Their other reasons were a desire for more space than they could afford in W11, and so their daughter, Avi, 15, wanted to be close to school.

Buying a detached family home in West Ealing was certainly not cheap – the Sinhas spent £ 1.5 million on the property and more on a thorough renovation they have mapped out on social media: @that_ealing_feeling.

Sayu and Sharon Sinha at home in West Ealing

/ Adrian Lourie

But, said Sayu, who works in commercial real estate investing, it was still half the price of other areas with a comparable commuting time to central London.

So far, the move has worked perfectly. “West Ealing is less hectic than Ealing Broadway, but it’s only a 15-minute walk away, so we have plenty of shops and restaurants,” Sayu said. “And then there are all the Turkish, Polish and Indian restaurants on Uxbridge Road.”

Crossrail travel times

West Ealing to:

Tottenham Court Road: 28 minutes (including eight minutes exchange at Paddington, until May 2023)

Paddington: 15 minutes

Heathrow: from 15 minutes

West Ealing has certainly not seen the same seismic changes that Ealing Broadway has benefited from over the past decade, but an interesting cluster of shops is emerging on The Avenue – especially the smart Winche off license, Blake’s Florist and Café Leemoo.

Sayu also recommends nearby The Drayton Court Hotel, with its “absolutely stunning garden and incredible menu”, as well as Mumbai Avenue.

Traditionally, West Ealing’s real estate market has been about period houses. Expect to pay around £ 800,000 for a three bedroom terrace, or around £ 500,000 for a one bedroom apartment.

Recently, there has also been significant investment in new apartments. The old Green Man Lane property has been remodeled – and inexplicably renamed Jigsaw – with nearly 770 new homes.

And there have been a ton of much smaller projects on infill sites. Brand new one bedroom apartments are selling from around £ 600,000 while tenants should find around £ 1,700pcm for a two bedroom home.

Ealing and Ealing Broadway are just a 15-minute walk away

/ Daniel Lynch

“There’s a new type of buyer heading into the area,” said Debra Harridge, director of Tuffin & Wren Real Estate. “They’s bankers, people who work in the city, people who work in IT, and lots of senior doctors from hospitals in central London. They move from places like Islington, Camden and Hackney, and if they sell an apartment there, they can they almost buy a house. “

Average prices in West Ealing have risen 4.9 percent in the last two years, but Harridge believes there is room for more growth. “There is not that much supply, and when people actually see how fast it is to get to the city, more people come. We have already had people buy houses here, but who only move in when Crossrail starts. This indicates that there will be great demand. ”

Café Leemoo in West Ealing

/ Daniel Hambury / Stella Pictures Ltd

The future of West Ealing

A renewal of 1970s Sherwood Close property has seen its gloomy red brick blocks torn down and replaced with streets surrounded by trees filled with communal and private gardens and play areas. The last of its 305 homes is to be completed this year.

Meanwhile, right next to the station, there are plans for one of the tallest buildings in West Ealing – a 20-storey tower with 144 affordable apartments – whose views have caused great consternation among people living close by.

Nevertheless, a building permit was granted for 55 West in 2021.

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