New Homes in Essex
Bordering the coast of South East England on one side, and Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Kent inland, Essex also shares a boundary with London. That means new homes in Essex are hugely popular for their excellent access to the heart of the capital.
Whether you’re spending the day at the seaside with a trip to Clacton Pier, visiting castles like the one in Colchester, or enjoying the tranquility of Hatfield Forest, you’ve also got Stansted Airport in the county for those holidays abroad. So don’t miss our developments in Essex and explore what’s available below.
Live the Essex life
If you’re looking to live in a charming part of the South East which offers everything from quiet country villages to homes by the seaside and towns close to the heart of London, Essex could be the place for you. A diverse county with lots to discover, our latest offers page also presents you with plenty of opportunities. Don’t miss our Part Exchange scheme for one, through which we’ll help you sell your current home as part of your move.
Things to see and do in Essex
This is a county which caters to all kinds of lifestyles. From natural highlights dotted around the region, including a collection of beaches, country parks and nature reserves, there are also many different cultural highlights to explore too. The museums, galleries, castles and cathedrals you can find across Essex are sure to keep you occupied come rain or shine.
When the sun is out, it’s hard to beat a stroll through Cudmore Grove Country Park. Here you’ll come across an array of historic ruins, handsome beaches and even family attractions like Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park. Pay a visit to Clacton Pier, Thorndon Country Park, Mountfichet Castle and Colchester Castle, and when you’ve finished exploring Essex, the capital is right there on your doorstep.
Essex has a great selection of schools where you’ll be happy to send your children, including Lee Chapel Primary in Basildon, Harlow’s Hare Street Community Primary School and Nursery and Hinguar Community Primary in Southend-on-Sea. Quarry Hill Academy in Grays is another top option for younger kids, with all of these schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Likewise Westcliff High School for Boys Academy, Colchester County High School for Girls and Southend’s separate girls’ and boys’ high schools.
Essex transport links
There are superb transport links across Essex, with homebuyers here often looking to take advantage of great connections to London both for work and pleasure. This includes places like Brentwood and Hockley, which offers direct trains to the capital’s Liverpool Street station.
The M25 circular pushes up to part of the county’s southern border, while the M11 motorway runs through the west of the region. If you can do without your car, the local council has invested in its sustainable travel infrastructure over recent years, helping you move around more easily on foot or bike.
The Essex property scene
From those links to London to desirable seaside spots and everything in between, Essex has a strong property market thanks to its popularly and setting. A great area to invest, you can also find some lovely new homes in places like Hullbridge just outside Hockley. With a brilliant collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes over in Harlow too, don’t miss our Movemaker scheme if you need a helping hand with your move.
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.