Live the Southend life
Offering a great location, excellent schools and plenty of local greenery which leads to a peaceful way of life, buying a new home in Southend can seem like an easy decision. Especially with affordable property prices and brilliant offers such as our Movemaker scheme. With this, we can make selling your current home easy and save you thousands on estate agents’ fees too.
Things to see and do in Southend
Beckenham Place Park forms the area’s southern boundary, opening up a superb green space for relaxing strolls right on your doorstep. Or when the weather’s right, there’s even a swimming lake to go for a dip in, as well as a cafe and kids’ play area. Kelsey Park is also nearby, in addition to Cator Park and Downham Fields.
From soft play centres and adventure playgrounds for your little ones to top level football clubs, there are also community gardens and plenty of local shops and golf courses to make the most of.
The local primary school, St John Baptist CofE, is rated as good by Ofsted, while the nearby Downderry Primary and Torridon Primary are classed as outstanding and accept some pupils from Southend. The area’s Bonus Pastor Catholic College is an outstanding mixed secondary, with Conisborough College and Sedgehill School are further options.
Southend transport links
Southend has two local train stations you can use. Beckenham Hill to the south of the area offers Thameslink services, while Bellingham to the north also offers Southeastern services. You can reach central spots such as Blackfriars in just half an hour from these stations, meaning you get great connections to the heart of the capital. Southend is also on a number of bus routes, while Gatwick Airport is around 20 miles away; around an hour’s journey on public transport.
The Southend property scene
Even though Southend offers speedy connections to Central London and has plenty going for it, house prices are significantly lower than the average across the rest of the capital and neighbouring Beckenham. Indeed, there are fantastic bargains to be found along Southend Lane, whether you’re looking for a period property or a more modern home.
From semi-detached houses close to Beckenham Hill station to terraces near Bellingham and apartments across the river in Upton Park and East Ham, buying a new home in London is often a stretch on the finances. Luckily there’s support in the form of offers such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme, where you could take advantage of a 40% equity loan to buy a new home. Give us a call today for more information.
Help to Buy Southend
In Southend you can take advantage of Help to Buy London if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy London page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.