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Essex - Every London commuter's ideal escape

Essex in the East of England has plenty to offer people looking to relocate there so that they can be within striking distance of London. Available property in Essex towns, such as Colchester, Brentwood and Chelmsford, often gets snapped up fast because it is such a handy London commute.

Types of properties available to buy in Essex can include 1930s buildings, detached Victorian houses, waterside apartments and houses, new build semis and detached high specification family houses, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments (some split-level), thatched cottages, and more.

Getting there

Essex really is every London commuter's dream. And it is easily accessible from the rest of the UK by car, coach, or train. The M25, M11, A13 and A217 motorways all make travel to Essex pleasantly straightforward. London Stansted airport best serves the county.

Trains from a number of London stations leave for Essex towns several times an hour. Regular trains run to the Essex Sunshine Coast, too, with daily direct services from Clacton to London Liverpool Street, for example.

Wining and dining in Essex

Property hunting can be thirsty work, but don't worry! Essex has some of the best pubs and bars in the country, ranging from traditional through to ultra-modern.
And at the many cafes, restaurants and bistros in towns such as Dagenham, Barking, Colchester and Chelmsford you'll find food to suit every preference.

A great night out in Essex is equally easy to find (just ask the cast of TOWIE!). The best theatres in the county stage all the well-known musicals and plays (the Theatre Royal Stratford East is particularly good). Meanwhile, at the individual cinemas and mammoth Cineplexes you can catch all the latest blockbuster films.


Brentwood, Colchester, Basildon, Harlow and Epping are where new home hunters general look first. But restricting one's search to these towns and their immediate outskirts can be a mistake. By extending your hunt to Essex villages, such as Cranham, Stock and Shenfield, you might just find a gem.

Property for sale in Essex

Find houses in Essex or flats in Essex with Rightmove.co.uk - the UK's number one property website. Rightmove is the best place to find the very latest property for sale in Essex. You can also find property to rent in Essex, a list of estate agents in Essex or view sold house prices in Essex.

View current property for sale in Essex

Take a look at our current list of property for sale in Essex. Rightmove.co.uk lists over one million flats and houses to buy or to rent across London and the UK. We update our listings continuously. You may also want to see houses and flats in other areas of England, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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