Thinking of buying a new home in Essex?
Essex is a county located in the east of England, it borders London and Kent to the south, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the north and Hertfordshire to the west. It is a coastal county, with its eastern border being the North Sea.
With Fourteen districts; Harlow, Epping Forest, Brentwood, Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Maldon, Uttlesford, Colchester, Tendring, Braintree, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea and City of Chelmford, Originally registered in AD 527, Essex is home to approximately 1.4 million residents.
These new Crest Nicholson homes in Essex, host a wealth of activities available to them. Whether it’s a family visit to Colchester Zoo, a shopping trip to Laskeside Shopping Centre. Enjoy the thrills of rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre or a trip to the Layer Marney Tower, a breathtaking Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta.
Located in Colchester, the University of Essex is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence, coming fourth for social science, and ranked as one of the highest-rated politics department in the country.
Essex’s history has been shaped by a wide variety of cultures. Normans, Romans, Saxons and Vikings – all have made their mark. Echoes of their influence can still be seen today.
Transport in Essex
Much of Essex lies within the London commuter belt with access to the capital. London Stanstead Airport is the nearest international airport to Essex, serving destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia. A ferry service from Harwich links Essex to the Hook of Holland in main land Europe.
Due to its proximity to London, many of Essex’s settlements, particularly those on or within short driving distance of railway stations, function as commuter towns or villages where London workers raise their families.