If East London is for your 20's then Ealing is for your 30's and beyond. Ealing may never be as fashionable as a Dalston or Shorditch, however, it is a place where you can still have the hustle and bustle of London but with a slightly slower pace of life but more importantly a quality of life. Ealing has a real community feel. Whilst there are some areas in Ealing that you can argue are better than others, overall it is a fantastic place to live. Ealing may never win an award for being 'cool' or 'edgy' but it is comfortable and offers a good quality of life. From fantastic restaurants, great schools, to World Class parks and soon Cross-Rail, Ealing is a place where you can establish roots. It has everything for everyone without being pretentious or try hard like some of its inner-city counters parts. The great transportation links (central, district, over ground links and soon cross-rail) means it is close enough to Central London to get to but also a bit further away from all the noise. You can tell how good a town is by the sheer volume of investment in it. Moreover, the recent additions of Dickens Yard and Filmworks complexes in Ealing have further enhanced the town. With a cinema soon on its way, Ealing will rival a lot of London cities as best place to live.