Where to live on Crossrail: house prices, new homes and Elizabeth line journey times to Acton from central London

Acton was transformed by the railways from a semi-rural community to a vibrant Victorian suburb. Crossrail has also helped to transform this area of west London, this time into an urban community. She was originally from Chiswick, but she moved to Acton because it was more affordable. Her one-bedroom apartment costs her?1,200 per month. Hannon says, “I have come full circle.” “Now, I can’t think of leaving. She loves the area’s independent spirit, strong sense of community and Churchfield Road as a hotspot to find independent shops and restaurants. She says JG Contemporary is a great gallery that supports local artists. “I can’t picture leaving”: Catriona and Caspar love Acton / Catriona Hanon. We go to the Station House pub which is family-run and great fun. Hannon owns Cat Rose Cooks, a catering company and loves the variety of food shops on the street. Crossrail has brought new investment to Acton. This includes the?800m rebirth of South Acton Estate into 3,300-home Acton Gardens and One Housing Group’s redevelopment in 2018 of the Old Town Hall into flats. Crossrail journey timesActon-to-Heathrow: From 21 minutesActon-to Paddington: 9 minutesActon–to Tottenham Court Road 22 minutes*Timings do not include extra time for interchanges with Liverpool Street (10 minutes), and Paddington (8 minutes). It is necessary until May 2023. Acton has started to attract buyers from more trendy west London neighborhoods. When the line is fully operational, the journey times (just over a quarter of an hour to the City, less than 10 minutes to the West End) are certainly impressive.House-price growth across the western section of the line has been lower than the east over the past decade — possibly as prices here started out higher. Acton has seen a nine percent increase since the outbreak of the pandemic. Marsh & Parsons’ sales manager Sal Hussain says he has seen a surge in buyers from west London neighborhoods. Acton house prices Poets Corner is the alpha location. Here buyers would expect to pay anywhere from?1.2 million to around?1.25million for a three-bedroom Victorian semi. Although prices are lower in the area, you will still struggle to get much money for a three-bedroom house at?1million. Hussain says that two-bedroom flats are available for rent at a rate of?1,700 per month. Hussain says, “I believe there is a lot room for price growth at Acton.” “Everyone who cannot afford Shepherd’s Bush or Chiswick is flooding into Acton. Acton Gardens has more than 1,700 new homes, and 378 are under construction. Shared ownership homes starting at?133,125 for two-bedroom apartments are available. It will add nearly 1,000 homes to the local mix when it is completed in 2029. Transport for London received planning permission last year to build more than 850 new homes on Bollo Lane near Acton Town station. The construction work is expected to begin by the end of 2012.