New Homes in Essex
Sharing a border with Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and Suffolk, Essex is a county in the South East of England. It also forms a boundary with Greater London, meaning new homes in Essex can offer you wonderful access to the capital.
Whether that’s handy for work or pleasure, it means developments in Essex are hugely popular. Attractions such as Colchester Castle, Hatfield Forest and Clacton Pier are great for the family too, while Stansted Airport is handy for when you want to go on holiday. You can see what’s happening in the area with our developments below.
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Living in Essex
From seaside retreats to rural villages and towns with superb access to London, variety is certainly the spice of life in Essex. If you want to buy a new home in Essex with us, we can spice up your move with a great scheme such as our Part Exchange offer. With this, you can look forward to a fuss-free move with no estate agent fees to pay when we act as a guaranteed buyer for your current home.
Things to see and do in Essex
There are so many different ways you can spend your time across Essex. There’s an array of natural attractions such as country parks, nature reserves and beaches to enjoy, as well as plenty of cultural draws such as cathedrals, castles and museums.
Just a walk through Cudmore Grove Country Park reveals everything from historic ruins to pretty beaches, while family-friendly draws include Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park. With all of London’s world-famous landmarks and culture close at hand, must-visits in Essex include Colchester Castle, Clacton Pier, Mountfichet Castle and Thorndon Country Park.
Whether you’re looking for a high concentration of good local schools to choose between or a single outstanding option to focus on, Essex has a lot of strong options to look at. Some of the best primary options include Quarry Hill Academy in Grays, Basildon’s Lee Chapel Primary, Hare Street Community Primary School and Nursery in Harlow and Southend-on-Sea’s Hinguar Community Primary.
All of those schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, while the same goes for Southend’s high schools for girls and boys. Westcliff High School for Boys Academy is ranked just as highly, as well as Colchester County High School for Girls, which is regarded as one of the best secondaries anywhere in the country.
Transport links in Essex
The county council has promoted sustainable forms of transport in recent years through enhanced walking and cycling routes and schemes aimed at green travel. Bus, train and park and ride services are prevalent across the county, while you can also get excellent access to airports in Stansted and Southend, depending on where you live. If you have a car, the M11 runs through the west of Essex, while the M25 forms a section of the county’s southern border.
The Essex property market
As such a prominent part of the South East, house prices in Essex are considerably higher than the UK average. You can still find excellent value in places like Southminster though, which offers everything from 2 bedroom bungalows to 3 bed semis and vast 5 bed detached houses with double garages.
Perhaps you’re looking for a riverside way of life in Burnham-On-Crouch, or a traditionally-designed home with all the modern comforts in Hullbridge. Wherever you want to live, don’t miss offers such as the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to get as much support as you need with buying your new home.
Help to Buy Essex
In Essex you can take advantage of Help to Buy South East if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South East page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.