Mill Hill Road is a beautiful tree-lined street situated in Sub part 1 of the Mill Hill Conservation Area, just moments away from Acton Town underground - once known as Mill Hill Park station. The eminent 19th century lawyer, Richard White - co-founder of the Law Society - created Mill Hill Park. The majority of the houses which now line this street are low Victorian artisan cottages and terraces, dating as far back at 1850.
There is a wonderful amount of diversity between the charming houses, which may not be obvious from looking at their similar, well-tended front gardens. On the southern side of Mill Hill Road, some of the houses with their stuccoed detailing, half basements and columned porches boast the appearance of grand town houses. Many of the houses remain as houses, though some have been converted into flats. The conversions still maintain the original period features, not only on the outside but inside too, giving them a real homely feel.
Despite the tranquil atmosphere of a typical suburban residential area, Mill Hill Road enjoys a very convenient location for transport: it’s within walking distance of Acton Town underground and conveniently located just off Gunnersbury Lane, allowing for easy access to the M4/A40. Retail and other amenities are also easily reachable thanks to its proximity to Acton Town centre and Hammersmith and Chiswick, which are only one Tube stop away. This daily commute to work is therefore a fairly stress-free task.
Mill Hill Road is within the catchment area of Berrymede Primary School and not too far from the Ark Priory - a highly popular with young families. You also have Acton High School and Acton College within close proximity too – so families are definitely the prominent demographic on the street. Residents here also benefit from being close to Gunnersbury Park - a great place to enjoy an afternoon stroll, a family picnic or even a round of golf. Residents further benefit from having their own tendered public park - Mill Hill Gardens. This is of great importance both historically and for providing some formal recreational space to the area. Historically Mill Hill Gardens was the pride of Mill Hill Park Estate, home to tennis matches, croquet games, tea dances and regular parties.
Within close proximity to the local transport links, Acton Town centre - which will soon welcome a new Waitrose – and plenty of great green spaces, Mill Hill Road is not only a great place for families but young couples looking for somewhere to start their family. It offers great schools, tree-lined roads and its own residents association which ensures the local history of the area is maintained – so it’s easy to see why Mill Hill Road is one of the most attractive places to live in Acton.
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