Live the Ruislip life
An increasingly popular place to live yet with property prices that are still some way below the London average, there’s no time like the present to buy a new home in Ruislip. So read on for more information about the local area, and don’t miss our offers page to see how we could help you through schemes such as our Movemaker initiative.
Things to see and do in Ruislip
This is a fantastic place to live if you love spending time outdoors. Church Field Gardens is a pretty little central park, while the area’s northern border is formed by Ruislip Common and Ruislip Woods. Sandwiched between the two is the spectacular Ruislip Lido, a reservoir which is fringed by a sandy beach and offers the perfect spot for a swim on a sunny day.
As if that wasn’t enough, Colne Valley Regional Park is only a short stroll west. Here you’ll find a beautiful network of rivers, lakes and reservoirs spread across 43 square miles and dotted with pleasant parks and green spaces. Back in town you can shop at the Duck Pond Market on the first and third Sunday of the month, while to the east there are riverside walks along the Celandine Route and relaxing strolls through Eastcote House Gardens.
The success of any area is often judged by its schools, and Ruislip doesn’t disappoint. Whiteheath Infant and Nursery School is rated as outstanding by Ofsted, while Sacred Heart Catholic Primary and Lady Bankes Infant School enjoy the same honour.
For older children, Ruislip High School is also classed as outstanding, a mixed secondary which caters for 11 to 18-year-olds. Queensmead School, Bishop Ramsey CofE, Pinner High School and Haydon School are all further outstanding options which take pupils from Ruislip.
Ruislip transport links
As well as great schools, this area ticks the transport box with aplomb too. Ruislip and Ruislip Manor stations are both served by the Tube’s Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, while West Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens and South Ruislip all offer services on the Central line. This gives you a wonderful capacity to reach all manner of centrally located spots without the need to even change trains, while Heathrow Airport is only eight miles south too.
The Ruislip property scene
This area has become more and more popular due to its superb access to stunning natural spaces, while retaining excellent links to Central London. Then there’s the excellent schools, all of which contributes to Ruislip’s status as a property hotspot.
Prices are still much more affordable than other popular spots though, particularly those closer to Zone 1. So take your pick between the area’s period semis, characterful terraces and large detached family homes, or head a few miles east to Harrow View with its contemporary 1 and 2 bed apartments.
And don’t forget to see if you could benefit from offers such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme, where you could secure a new home with just a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage.