[Sponsored Article] Crossrail has turned many of us into train spotters. It is considered as Britain’s most ambitious transport project ever. The £14.8 billion Crossrail project is now on its way towards completion and is driving property values across its route. Many locations have already benefitted from higher property values and some are expected to see house price growth of 16% above the Greater London average by end-2020, according to data from JLL. The neighbourhoods around stations such as Ealing Broadway, Southall, West Drayton and Woolwich are set to benefit most from the new east-west route, where longer-term and untapped potential exist. Halve journey times & double house prices by 2020 along the Crossrail Southall is a more affordable spot than neighbouring Ealing, which is also on Crossrail, commented by Neil Chegwidden, Director of Research from JLL UK. “It will appeal to those working at Heathrow” – shaving off nine minutes each way – “as well as the young professional headed for the City and Canary Wharf,” he said. Journey times from Southall to the West End will be reduced from 34 minutes to 17 minutes and from 50 minutes to just 31 minutes to Canary Wharf. Regeneration project in Southall helps it reach potential Southall is a vibrant location with strong longer-term prospects for both broad regeneration and gentrification, especially given to its close proximity to the City and Central London. Southall has been awarded £4.4 million from the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund, matched by £1.4 million from Ealing Council and £1.9 million from Transport for London. There will be lively commercial zones, a lot of glamorous new homes and some stations will be at the heart of large new neighbourhoods. Southall ranked fifth for long-term development potential, followed by Maryland and West Drayton, suggested by research from JLL UK. There’s more to life than commuting Apart from the forthcoming Crossrail and regeneration project, Southall is a place of gardens, parks, trees, shopping and restaurants, art and entertainment, cafes and culture. This area is often described as “Little India” and mixed with communities from all over the world. You’ll find Indian music filling the air, street food selling samosas and bright fabrics hanging in shop fronts. There’s a huge range of places to eat and drink in Southall, particularly Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurants. Vegetarians have plenty of options to choose from. It will be an unforgettable trip to visit Southall. Prime Investment Opportunity If you are an entry-level property investor looking for homes near London, you couldn’t ask for a better location than Southall, just 18-minute-Overground to London Paddington. Many exciting new projects in Southall is now under construction, and some are expected to open doors in Q1 2018. To find out more about Southall and other residential properties in London and other cities worldwide, click here or contact JLL International Properties. Call +852 3759 0909 or email email@example.com .