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Colchester is located in the county of Essex and is popular with commuters thanks to its accessible links to London, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich. It’s also an appealing destination for families with its beautiful countryside and close proximity to the Suffolk coast.
As a historic market town, claimed to be one of the oldest in Britain, Colchester boasts the perfect blend of cultural heritage and modern amenities. And with our charming range of new build apartments, houses, bungalows and cottages, there’s lots of choice if you’re looking to buy a new home in Colchester.
Colchester is linked to London via the A12, with trains running on the Great Eastern Main Line reaching the capital in approximately an hour. The A12 also links Colchester with Chelmsford, Ipswich and onto Stowmarket, while Norwich is under two hours away by car. For a day out, a quick trip down the A120 takes you to picturesque Braintree.
The town has three railway stations and a bus network that offers regular services both locally and regionally. And if you’re looking to travel further, Stanstead Airport is less than an hour away via the A120.
Colchester has two selective grammar schools – Colchester County High School and Colchester Royal grammar School, which consistently ranks as top in the country for A-level results. You’ll also find a number of well-regarded comprehensive schools, with St. Benedict’s Catholic College being amongst the top performing schools in the area.
The University of Essex’s Colchester Campus is the largest of the university’s three sites and is home to over 13,000 students. With the university ranked in the top 20 for research and education in the UK, it’s no wonder students come from all over the globe to study there.
Continued improvements to infrastructure and connectivity has meant that more and more companies are choosing Colchester as a base to make the most of the area’s business opportunities, culture and first-class education. With access to world-class research, Colchester will also soon be home to the University of Essex’s Innovation Centre, providing space for more than 20 small businesses.
Explore the town’s unique history and local heritage with a visit to Colchester Castle – the largest Norman keep in Europe. You’ll also find other Roman ruins and medieval buildings throughout the town, complemented by a vast array of parks and gardens. Colchester Castle Park, which was awarded a green flag and is listed Grade II in the English Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Importance, provides a relaxing escape for all ages.
Colchester also has thriving arts scene, with its own contemporary art gallery and a number of theatres that stage original works and nationally touring productions. So, if you’re considering one of our new homes in Colchester, you’ll enjoy a great balance of work and leisure.
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