Hounslow Area Guide

Stretching from Chiswick in the east to the Surrey border in the west, Hounslow is a jewel of the outer London boroughs. It’s only a stone’s throw away from Heathrow Airport, meaning a host of multinational brands have chosen to base themselves here.

Stretching from Chiswick in the east to the Surrey border in the west, Hounslow is a jewel of the outer London boroughs. It’s only a stone’s throw away from Heathrow Airport, meaning a host of multinational brands have chosen to base themselves here. Hounslow prides itself in being highly diverse, more so than its neighbouring boroughs, which has brought a vibrant mix of cultures together to form a cohesive, lively community. There are a number of Underground stations on the Piccadilly Line in the area and Hounslow has several mainline railway stations taking commuters to and from Waterloo in around 40 minutes. The borough is also within easy reach of the tech-heavy M4 corridor, an area bursting with opportunity.

Property market

£436k Average house price
£1,495 Average Rent, 2 Bed
4% Average yield
13% Price growth over last 5 years
22% Price growth 5-years forecast
15% Rental growth over last 5 years
16% Rental growth 5-years forecast

Lifestyle

13 Number of ‘Outstanding’ primary schools
8 Number of ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools
305 Restaurants and cafes
1,070 Number of shops
38% Proportion of open space
19 Number of stations
2 PTAL (Public Transport Accessibility Level)

The town of Chiswick is one of the gems of the borough and, with river-fronted bars and Michelin-starred restaurants, it is no wonder it is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Hounslow is a family-orientated borough but it’s lower than average house prices are attracting more and more young professionals. Hounslow also delivers on entertainment, with an admirable selection of restaurants, bars, and shops, and is even home to no less than five stately homes.

 

Hounslow is also lucky enough to have 15 ‘Green Flag’ parks including the multi-award winning Bedfont Lakes Country Park. And for something a little different, Hounslow Urban Farm in Feltham is particularly popular for families with young children.

 

Insights

 

  • House prices are 16% lower than the London average
  • Average rent for a 2-bed flat is 17% lower than the London average
  • House price growth over the last 5 years was 13%, higher than London at 10%
  • Over the next 5 years, house price growth is expected to be 22%, higher than London at 19%
  • Average asking rents grew 15% over the last 5 years, slightly higher than London at 14%
  • Over the next 5 years average rents are predicted to grow by 16%, higher than London at 14%
  • 27% of the borough's primary schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, in line with the figure for London
  • 42% of the borough's secondary schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, higher than the London figure of 36%

The Native American Pocahontas stayed in Brentford in 1616.

I love living in Hounslow for its diverse cultural mix. I really enjoy wandering around Hounslow Market, which is great for foodies as you can pick up locally grown and made produce. There are many hidden gems in Hounslow, one of my favourites being The Conservatory in Syon Park for its beautiful architecture and gardens.

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Disclaimers

 

  • Average 2-bed yield is calculated by REalyse using median 2-bed asking rent and median 2-bed sales prices.  
  • Rental growth over the last five years is for all property (not 2-beds).
  • All data is the latest available as of January 2022.
  • PTAL – Transport for London's (TFL) Public Transport Accessibility Levels (PTALs) are a detailed and accurate measure of the accessibility of a point to the public transport network, taking into account walk access time and service availability. Each area is graded between 0 and 6b, where a score of 0 is very poor access to public transport, and 6b is excellent access to public transport.

 

Sources

 

  • Average Price – ONS, October 2021
  • Asking rent – Realyse, December 2021
  • Yield – Realyse, December 2021
  • House price and rental forecasts – CBRE Research - Read our five-year forecast 
  • Outstanding primary and secondary schools – OFSTED (December 2021)
  • Number of cafes and restaurants – ONS (2020)
  • Number of shops – ONS (2021)
  • Open space – GiGL (2015)
  • Number of stations – TfL (2015)
  • PTAL – TfL (2015)