Although Essex gets a hard time, it’s one of the nicest places to live in the UK. Find out why you should move to Essex in our article.
When most people think of Essex, they think of The Only Way Is Essex. Yes, TOWIE has ruined the lives of Essex inhabitants. People from Essex are portrayed as stupid, fake and orange – however, this is a minority. There’s so many great things about Essex that, once you hear them, will make you want to move down right away.
If you’re looking for a new home and fancy a change, maybe it’s time to take the plunge and move to Essex! If you’re still not convinced, we’ve got 7 reasons that will most definitely change your mind.
7 Reasons to Move to Essex
- The Beaches
In the South East of Essex, there’s not one, not two, but a lot of beaches! They span between Leigh-on-Sea, all the way to Shoebury. From pebbles to sand, never will you see such a contrast in beaches. When the suns out it’s a lovely place to sit, relax and catch some rays. And that’s just the South East, there’s so many more beautiful beaches across the county for you to explore and relax on.
- The Attractions
If the beaches aren’t enough alone to entice you, the South East of Essex is home to some of the best UK attractions. Not only does Southend have the world’s longest pleasure pier, but it’s right next to Adventure Island, a mini theme park right on the beach. Plus, there’s casinos and restaurants situated on the edge of the beach, so you can look over the water whilst enjoying food and drink. If you travel further inland to Leigh-on-Sea, there’s the picturesque Old Leigh with loads of beautiful pubs and restaurants next to the sea. Need we say more?
- The Houses
The houses in Essex are ones to be marvelled at. There’s sizes to cater to any budget, all within distance to local towns and beaches too. Walking along the seafront, you can see all the homes that have a beautiful sea view (and trust us, there’s a lot of them). If the crisp sea air is something you crave to wake up to every morning, then why not look at moving to Essex? Like we said, there’s houses to suit any budget. All the pictures of homes in this article are houses for sale in Thorpe Bay, Essex. They have been provided by Essex Countryside, a local estate agency.
- The Proximity
Another draw for the South East of Essex is for commuters. Yes, Essex has two train lines that directly link to the city centre. From the C2C to Fenchurch Street and Greater Anglia that takes you to Liverpool Street, London commuters have a reasonably short journey right into the heart of the city. Clocking in at around 45 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes, a morning commute through the Essex countryside is nothing to be snuffed at. You can kick back, relax and maybe have a quick nap too. If you’re a city worker looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, your new home could be a short journey away.
- The Airport
Yes, don’t let the name fool you. London Southend definitely is not in London – although, there are trains and transport that link to the capital. But the real draw of this airport for local residents is the vast destinations you can travel to. From Amsterdam to Barcelona, flights in and out of the airport increase very year, it’s on its way to become an airport that takes you almost anywhere! So, if you love a holiday, maybe you should look into moving down to the sunny South East of Essex.
- The Lifestyle
Those that live in Essex will be able to tell you about the wonderful lifestyle of living by the coast. We’ve mentioned the great restaurants, pubs and bars situated by the sea, but reading about it and experiencing them are two different things. The drinks are cold on hot days, and hot on cold days. The seafood is all local and tastes exquisite. The South East of Essex is home to many masterful chefs at local restaurants, and each pub in Essex has its charms. There’s plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sun and plenty of places to escape the rain too. Anyone from Essex would advise you to pack up and move as soon as you can!
- The Homes
We can’t help but speak more about the houses in Essex, due to how beautiful they are. The exteriors range from modern to classic and the interiors are decorated by some of the finest kitchen designers and interior decorators in the country. Essex style isn’t the stereotypical stuff you see on TOWIE. No, it’s classy, effortlessly modern but retaining some classic themes too. If you’re looking for a home with some style and wow factor, look no further. Grab the boxes and get looking for your dream home today!
Convinced? We thought so. Essex has so much appeal for everyone, so start your property search today in the sunny South East of Essex.