Looking for London properties for sale which aren’t extortionately priced? Not sure where to buy or rent? Over the coming weeks, we’ll be focusing on what we think are London’s best neighbourhoods. It’s not about huge houses and high prices, so forget Belgravia and Notting Hill. We’re focusing on London’s best neighbourhoods for living, which means areas with character, great transport links, plenty of amenities and property prices which don’t require you to be a millionaire.
Acton properties for sale are fast becoming desirable. This once slightly tired area is currently being spruced up and W3 is tipped to become one of London’s new property hotspots within the next year.
What’s so great about Acton?
Located in the London Borough of Ealing, Acton was originally an ancient village. West Acton has been voted the nicest area in London. The question is; why? It’s no secret that Acton is home to the largest housing estate in West London – the one featured in classic BBC TV series Only Fools and Horses. However, this is set for demolition and reconstruction. Redevelopment and gentrification is definitely on the cards.
Properties for sale in Acton are ideal for those who want to live in a lively, multicultural area. Live here if you want to walk down the High Street and find every conceivable type of pub and restaurant. You’ll find old school boozers, Australian bars, Thai restaurants, great curry houses and brilliant beer gardens.
Acton homes for sale are good for young professionals, social animals and those looking for good leisure facilities. The area is home to film clubs, gastropubs, regular comedy nights and live music gigs. There’s a great weekly market, a swimming baths which dates back to the early 1900s, and Acton Park, with its pond, art block, tennis courts and bowling green.
There are spacious one and two bedroom ex-local authority flats in low-rise blocks, along with terraced houses and new developments. Many Acton properties for sale are Edwardian or Victorian. You’ll find plenty of flat conversions here. There are some fabulous timber houses to be had over in West Acton.
Two bedroom flats in purpose-built blocks are priced at around £240,000. Ex-local authority flats are considerably cheaper and tend to be priced in the region of £170,000. If you want a new build two bed close to Acton Town tube station and shops, you can expect to pay around £299,000. Victorian conversions are available from £285,000.
Poets’ Corner is one of the most desirable areas within Acton. Properties for sale in this part of Acton tend to attract a premium.
At the top end of the price spectrum, you’ve got six and seven bedroom Edwardian and 1920s detached houses for around £1.5million.
Properties for sale in Acton benefit from access to seven railway stations, which is more than any other area in London. These are: North Acton, East, South, West, Central, Mainline and Town. Four of these are on the Underground (North, East, West and Town).
Buy here if you want to be on the District and/or Piccadilly Line.
You may also be interested in properties for sale in Gunnersbury, Ealing and Shepherds Bush.
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