New homes in Braintree
Live the life
Located in Essex, just a short commute from London and within easy reach of Colchester and Chelmsford, Braintree is a large town with plenty of attractions nearby. Whether you’re taking the kids to the park, visiting historic sites or practicing your golf swing, there’s something for the whole family to do close to your new home in Braintree.
Things to see and do
If you enjoy a weekend stroll in the park, Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens are conveniently located in the town centre, while Marshall’s Park, Great Notley Country Park and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum are all nearby.
For families, there are lots of kid-friendly attractions in and around Braintree including the Colne Valley Railway, Cressing Temple and Hedingham Castle. Sports fans can practice their golf swing at Braintree Golf Club, while other facilities nearby include Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre in Chelmsford, Base Jump in Rayleigh and Rollacity in Rochford.
Other places of interest in the local area include Braintree District Museum, George Yard Shopping Centre and Freeport Braintree.
If you’re moving to Braintree with young children, there are lots of excellent schools to choose from in the local area. St Michael's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Lyons Hall School and Maltings Academy are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while independent schools include Gosfield School and Felsted School.
For higher education, Anglia Ruskin University has a campus nearby in Chelmsford, so you or your children won’t need to travel far if you’re thinking about studying for a degree.
Getting to Braintree
Braintree is well-connected by road and rail, so there are plenty of options if you’re commuting for work or visiting family and friends. The town is a 25 minute drive from Chelmsford, a 30 minute drive from Colchester and 30 minutes from Bishop’s Stortford. If you’re travelling to and from London, the direct train from Liverpool Street to Braintree takes just one hour 10 minutes.
When it’s time to go on holiday, London Stansted Airport is only a 20 minute drive from Braintree, so your adventures will get off to a quick and easy start.