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New Homes in Benfleet

Live the life

Located in Essex within commuting distance of London, Benfleet is a popular place to live if you’re looking for the best of both rural and urban living. Whether you’re exploring country parks, enjoying some retail therapy or taking the kids for a family day out, there’s something for everyone to see and do close to your new home in Benfleet.

Things to see and do

If you love getting out and about in the great outdoors, there are lots of green spaces to explore close to Benfleet. Take a bike ride along the De Neumann Way, go for a walk through Bluebell Woods, or go exploring with the kids at Wat Tyler Country Park. Other family-friendly attractions in the local area include Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, Tropical Wings Zoo and Leigh March Nature Reserve.

For history buffs, you can find out more about the local area in times gone by with a visit to Hadleigh Castle. Raleigh Mount and Southend Central Museum and Planetarium are also popular, while other places of interest at nearby Southend-on-Sea include Adventure Island, Cliffs Pavilion Theatre and Southend Pier.

If you’re a sports fan, you can practice your swing at Castle Point Golf Course, go skateboarding at the Legacy XS Centre or take the kids for a bounce at Base Jump.


For families moving to the area with school-age children, it’s good to know there are a number of outstanding schools close to Benfleet including Kingston School, The Robert Drake Primary School, Kents Hill Infant School, The King John School and The Appleton School.

If you have older children, or you’re thinking of studying for a degree yourself, Benfleet is within commuting distance of the University of Essex Southend Campus.

Getting to Benfleet

Whether you’re visiting family and friends or commuting to work, Benfleet is well-connected by road, with the A127, A130 and A13 all nearby. The local train station provides regular services to London and beyond, so it’s easy to travel by rail if you prefer to leave the car at home.

Benfleet is a 10 minute train journey from Southend-on-Sea, or 30 minutes by car. The journey from Basildon takes 10 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car, while the train journey from London Fenchurch Street takes just 45 minutes. If you drive to Benfleet from the centre of the capital, the journey takes around one hour 15 minutes depending on traffic.

When you’re jetting off on holiday, London Southend Airport is only a 20 minute drive away from Benfleet. 

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Gilden Park

Gilden Way, Old Harlow, HARLOW, CM17 0NA
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  • £ £374,995 To £625,000
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Phoenix Quarter

Temple Hill, Temple Hill, DARTFORD, DA1 5AH
17.2 miles from search location
  • £ £387,995 To £392,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
Gross rental yield: 4.90% - 5.40%

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Green Street, Upton Park, LONDON, E13 9AX
23.6 miles from search location

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  • £ £347,000 To £509,000
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Leman Street, London, GREATER LONDON, E1 8EN
28.3 miles from search location

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Lower Thames Street, London, GREATER LONDON, EC3R 6DU
28.8 miles from search location

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  • £ £1,454,995 To £9,975,000
  • 2 & 3 bedroom homes

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Blackfriars Road, (southwark), LONDON, SE1 8EQ
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