Local area guide

Living in Ruislip

Thinking about moving to Ruislip? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Ruislip

Why Ruislip is a good place to live

Ruislip is a charming place to live, effortlessly combining the delights of a rural retreat with the convenience of city life. It blends historical charm with modern amenities. Its unique proximity to London allows for easy and accessible commutes or day trips while ensuring a peaceful and serene environment when you get back home. Living in Ruislip, you're never far from beautiful green spaces, such as the nature reserve at Ruislip Woods, ideal for leisurely walks or family picnics. The local high street caters to a variety of shopping needs with a smorgasbord of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a blend of popular chains and unique local establishments.

What's Ruislip famous for?

Ruislip is famous for its rich history, with landmark sites like Manor Farm which features not only the Ruislip Library but also the Great Barn and the Winston Churchill Theatre. If you're moving to Ruislip, make sure to check out Ruislip Lido, often called 'the only beach in London'. It’s a perfect recreational spot for all, right in the heart of the suburb. Another claim to fame for Ruislip is being home to actor Andy Serkis, who portrayed memorable characters like Gollum and King Kong.

Things to do in Ruislip

There's no shortage of things to do in Ruislip. The Ruislip Lido offers a unique beach-style escape with an expansive parkland and a fun miniature railway suitable for all ages. History enthusiasts will appreciate a tour around Manor Farm, offering a strong glimpse into Ruislip's past. Attend the charming Duck Pond Market, held on the first and third Sunday of every month, showcasing unique wares from local traders. And, don’t forget the green gems in the form of Ruislip Woods, offering a perfect setup for walks or cycling through the natural beauty. From its restaurants to its historical sites, Ruislip has something for everyone.

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Average asking prices in Ruislip today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£550,000

27 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£1,000,000

39 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£700,000

68 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£325,000

85 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Ruislip

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Transport in Ruislip

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Ruislip.

Local connections

Ruislip
0 miles / 0.0 km
Ruislip Manor
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
West Ruislip
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
West Ruislip
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Ruislip Gardens
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Ickenham
1.1 miles / 1.8 km

Schools in Ruislip

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Ruislip.

Education in Ruislip

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2013)
Warrender Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Lady Bankes Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2017)
Ruislip Gardens Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Bishop Winnington-Ingram CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Bishop Ramsey Church of England School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)

Local pubs in Ruislip

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