Live the Southall life
One of London’s best kept secrets - for now - Southall is a great place to buy a new home and has seen some wonderful regeneration in recent years. With the advent of Crossrail offering huge potential for investors willing to wait it out, you can also get great value out of your move when you take up an offer such as our Movemaker scheme. We could save you a lot of money and stress through this scheme, as we’ll help sell your existing home and cover an agents’ fees in the process.
Things to see and do in Southall
From workouts to dog walks and fun with the kids at the large play area, Southall Park is a great place to visit close to the heart of town. Spikes Bridge Park also has a brilliant playground and sports facilities, while the nearby Brent Valley Park is a beautiful spot for relaxing walks.
Osterley Park and House, Minet Country Park and Glade Lane Canalside Park are all close at hand too, while the area’s Sikh temple, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, is an impressive sight along Havelock Road. With a local golf course, markets and vibrant culinary scene to explore, there are lots of great ways to spend your time in the area.
There are several strong primary schools which cater for children in Southall. North Primary, Bambrough Primary, Blair Peach Primary and Beaconsfield Primary and Nursery School are all rated as good by Ofsted. Villiers High School, meanwhile, is an outstanding secondary on Boyd Avenue, just a matter of steps from the Broadway.
Southall transport links
Crossrail has been a game-changer for Southall’s transport links, providing rapid, direct access to Central London. The line also heads west to places like Slough and Reading, and east into Essex. With direct access to Heathrow Airport, Southall is also served by a number of bus routes and has a train station along the Straight. If you have a car, the M4 motorway passes just to the south of town on its way west towards the M25.
The Southall property scene
House prices in Southall are considerably lower than the London average, but Crossrail is expected to eventually see local prices rise to the tune of 30%. The service has already brought huge amounts of regeneration in the local area, so there’s never been a better time to buy home in Southall.
Whether you’re looking for a period terrace, a family semi or a large detached home, you can also find stunning modern apartments along Nestles Avenue in neighbouring Hayes and on Hounslow’s Alexandra Road. And if it’s a new property you’re after, don’t miss the London Help to Buy scheme, where you could buy a new home with just a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage.