House prices in Chelmsford

  Flat Semi-Detached Detached Terraced
Homes sold in the last 12 months 471 455 305 547
Average house prices £157,097 £279,736 £401,540 £228,393

Chelmsford - Essex's busy and booming regional centre

Chelmsford - Essex's county town - is located in the London commuter belt, making property in Chelmsford to buy (and rent) much sought after. There is a huge choice of homes of all types, sizes and styles available to purchase (or rent) in the town, and the local amenities, schools, etc. are impressive.

But don't restrict your property search to the town and its immediate outskirts. By extending your new home hunt to the nearby locations of Braintree, Tilbury, Basildon, Billericay, and Malden, you might suddenly come across the home you've always wanted, but never been lucky enough to find.

Getting there

Being situated just 30 miles north east of London, Chelmsford is easy to get to by road, rail or air (London Stansted is the closest airport). The town is accessible via the A12 from M25 Junction 28, or A12 from Colchester. It's a half-hour train journey from Chelmsford to London's Liverpool Street.

When it comes to finding great retail therapy, people in the town generally head for the Meadows and High Chelmer shopping centres, where all the big name stores can be found. Exclusive boutiques and local independent shops stock an array of luxury goods, arts and crafts, jewellery and more.

Getting active in Chelmsford!

Sports enthusiasts are well catered for in the town as shoppers. Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre, which was officially opened by World Cup winner Geoff Hurst in 2006, has top indoor and outdoor facilities. There is also a gym, sports hall, as well as activities and courses for all ages.

After all that, you'll need a relaxing home to return to! The good news is that the choice of properties to buy is wide. New build homes can always be found, as can detached Victorian houses, 1930s properties, and waterside apartments and houses. Cottages on the outskirts often become available.

Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry

This material was last updated on 01 September 2014. It covers the period from 03 January 1995 to 31 July 2014.
© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO. Show Disclaimer Close Disclaimer

Permitted Use: Viewers of this Information are granted permission to access this Crown copyright material and to download it onto electronic, magnetic, optical or similar storage media provided that such activities are for private research, study or in-house use only. Any other use of the material requires the formal written permission of Land Registry which can be requested from us, and is subject to an additional licence and associated charge.

Search for UK property


Draw a search

Focus your search on exactly where you want to live with Draw-a-Search

We use cookies to optimise your experience on our website. If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to receive our cookies. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Continue