Leafy trees line the spacious streets where middle class folk care for their suburban homes. This description of Ealing has changed little, especially in the Castlebar/Montpelier area where the residents enjoy good facilities in a pleasant setting. Ealing Common has large Victorian houses and comfortable flats whose residents enjoy the green views. To the south of Uxbridge Road, there are also large family homes provided by the 20s and 30s detached and semi detached houses. St Mary's still has the 'village' feel and is the oldest part of the area. Hanger Hill is now a conservation area - Hanger Hill Estate is made up of large 1930s houses, with generous gardens and garages. Both central and Piccadilly lines serve the area, bus routes abound and there are fast links with central London and Heathrow.
Late-Victorian and early Edwardian houses are at its heart, fanning out to terraces on the outskirts. Large 1930's semis and modern flats, also many converted flats and a few mansion blocks which attract singles of all ages. Most favoured areas are Castlebar, Montpelier and Hanger Hill. The cheapest properties can be found in West Ealing where the bargain hunter can still find opportunities. Hanwell is becoming increasingly popular and offers a good mix of large Victorian family homes and smaller terraces. A number of modern apartment blocks and flats can be found near to the station. Flats and conversions are more common to the east and, like most areas, new homes are being built on every available plot.
The estate agents tell us that lecturers, advertising executives, and middle management are now being joined by city workers. Families queue to join this caring community which enjoys green space and excellent facilities, including good schools, efficient transport links and choice shopping.