Leigh is a thriving traditional seaside town that's full of charm. Some 'outstanding' schools make the town extremely sought after by London commuters looking for a family-friendly place to live. It's less than an hour on the train to London Fenchurch Street too, an hour to Stansted Airport and around 30 minutes to the M25.
There's every type of home here, from luxury high end period properties or new builds, to seafront apartments, 1930s semi-detached homes and bungalows. What's superb is that everywhere is walkable. Head to the Broadway for bustling bars, cafes and art galleries, quirky independent shops and restaurants, or to Old Leigh for the atmospheric pubs and seafood huts.
Many local primary schools are rated 'good' and Leigh North Street Primary School and West Leigh Junior School are rated 'outstanding'. Westcliff High School for Girls and Westcliff High School for Boys are both 'outstanding' selective secondaries.