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What's it like to live in Acton?

Is it an area on the up? Is there much greenery in the area?

Asked on Mar 1 2008, General in London | Report content

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  • I liked living in Acton but my boyfriend hated it! There wasn't a lot of greenery around (which I found slightly depressing after a while) but jump on a bus or walk to North Acton Playing Fields and you've got heaps of open space to play football, cricket or tennis. Oh, we did find a hidden treasure for pub food just off the High Street, was called The Windmill, very cheap and tasty with delicious Tyskie on tap!

    Answered on Jun 17 2009, Report content
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    Answered on Jul 3 2009, Report content
  • Properties in Acton vary hugely in style and price. You will find Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s semis, cosy cottages, spacious modern apartments and double-fronted detached family homes. The area is popular with people looking for something more affordable than the properties in neighbouring Chiswick, Shepherds Bush and Ealing. With the new Westfield shopping centre opening in White City, homes will be increasingly sought after, making Acton property an excellent investment opportunity. About Acton Buy a property in Acton and you'll find yourself at the centre of a thriving community with a growing number of gastro pubs, restaurants, bars and cafés. Green areas include Acton Park in the centre, with Gunnersbury Park nearby, and for the health conscious there is a wide choice of fitness clubs such as Fitness First, Virgin Active and the prestigious Park Club. Popular international independent schools in the area include the King Fahad Academy, the Japanese School and the International School of London. About West Acton East of Hanger Lane on the west side of Acton is the Haymills Estate, a Thirties development with a mix of mock Tudor, Neo-Georgian, Art Deco and modern houses, set in plenty of green space including Hanger Hill Park and Hanger Hill Wood with its dedicated cycle path. West Acton offers a mix of more affordable modern housing too. Popular local high schools include Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls and Twyford Church of England School. Transport Close to the A40Excellent bus service including to Ealing, Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds BushTube stations are at East Acton (Central Line, Zone 2), North Acton (Central Line, Zone 2), West Acton (Central Line, Zone 3), North Ealing (Piccadilly Line, Zone 3) and Acton Town (Piccadilly & District Line, Zone 3) which give easy access to central London and Heathrow Trains from Acton Mainline (Zone 3) get you to Paddington in 8 minutesCrossrail will soon provide fast access to central and east London Thinking of moving to Acton? Register for property updates on 0208 740 8833

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    Answered on Sep 22 2009, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 1 2013, Report content

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