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As a County Essex has much to offer, excellent transport links into the City of London, a thriving industrial economy, a rich history with many places of interest to visit and a buzzing nightlife.

BAFTA Award winning ITV programme “The only way is Essex” has well and truly placed the County of Essex in the spotlight since March 2011. So if you are thinking about making your home in Essex it has at least one claim to fame!

What House can help to find your perfect new home in Essex, see our full range of houses, apartments and flats for sale below.

Foresthall Park
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Foresthall Park, Forest Hall Road, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8UX
Stansted Mountfitchet is a charming, thriving village in the north Essex countryside close to the borders of Hertfordshire. This favoured location, m
Waltham Abbey
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Waltham Abbey, Broomstick Hall Road, EN9 1NH
Planning has been granted on this development for 28 retirement apartments.  Construction is due to start shortly.
Mill View
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Mill View, Wedow Road, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2LX
Mill View is located In Thaxted, nestled in the heart of rural North West Essex. Thaxted beautiful Saxon town. Leisure Thaxted is well known for its
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Hawkins Wharf
NOW AVAILABLE from £125,500
Hawkins Wharf, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8LH
From those just starting out to those looking forward to an enjoyable retirement, these homes are equipped with all the modern conveniences for a rel
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Park View
NOW AVAILABLE from £140,000
Park View, Maygreen Crescent, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1GU
Coming soon to Hornchurch, there will be a selection of 1 & 2 bedroom high specification apartments for sale. Transport facilities within easy re
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Morello Quarter
NOW AVAILABLE from £157,000
Morello Quarter, Cherrydown East, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5GJ
Morello Quarter offers a stunning range of luxury apartments built and finished to a high specification to include Designer Kitchen with a range of i
Saffron Lodge
NOW AVAILABLE from £244,950
Saffron Lodge, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, Essex
Saffron Lodge is a delightful development of 31 one and two bedroom apartments situated in the picturesque town of Saffron Walden.  Located on Radwi
King Henry Lodge
NOW AVAILABLE from £280,950
King Henry Lodge, Hall Lane, Chingford, Essex, E4 8HW
This retirement development of 32 one and two bedroom apartments is currently open by appointment only.  King Henry Lodge is ideally located close t
Belmont Place
NOW AVAILABLE from £314,950
Belmont Place, Gladwin Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2JF
Belmont Place in Harlow is a beautiful collection of three and four bedroom houses nestled within spectacular countryside surroundings close to an abu
Ashcroft Place
NOW AVAILABLE from £329,995
Ashcroft Place, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1SJ
Ashcroft Place is beautifully situated with excellent road and rail links, yet close to country parks and the seaside. London Liverpool Street and Fen
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St John’s
NOW AVAILABLE from £384,950
St John’s, Wood Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9BG
An historic location in Chelmsford is being reborn as a desirable new place to live in this newly-designated city. St John’s, less than two miles f
Clements Gate
NOW AVAILABLE from £457,595
Clements Gate, Thorpe Close, Hawkwell, Hockley, SS5 4ER
Clements Gate is an exclusive development of three to five bedroom new homes in Hawkwell, a village located close to Southend in south east Essex. Set

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Education

If you are looking for somewhere to raise a family you won’t be disappointed. You can find over 90 state secondary schools controlled by 3 local authorities – Essex County Council, Thurrock and Southend on Sea.  These are predominantly comprehensive schools but there are a total of 9 that are selective in Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, Colchester and Uttlesford. There is also a choice of private schools mainly located in rural areas of the county and the University of Essex is on the outskirts of Colchester.

Culture

Whilst Essex is often considered to be an industrial county the vast majority of industrial activity is located in the South with the remainder of the land being mainly agricultural.  However, it is quite easy to choose an area to relocate to based on your skills and the type of work you do.

With an abundance of historic monuments, museums, arts and literature there is certainly more to Essex than shown on TV! Families living in Essex can go on an exciting journey of cultural discovery, without ever having to leave the county.  From such architectural treasures as the 17th Century country mansion Audley End House, and the 12th Century Norman keep Hedingham Castle; to the modern Firstsite Art Gallery, a magnificent example of the work of world renowned architect Rafael Viñoly it is clear that Essex has a diversity of contrasting culture, both modern and ancient.

Entertainment

One thing is certain, if you make your home in Essex you will never be bored.  Southend on sea is the busiest beach resort and restaurants, bars, amusement arcades and the Adventure Island Theme Park make it extremely popular during the holidays for both locals and tourists.  Easily accessible from anywhere in Essex it’s a great day trip out or great for a holiday with the kids.

For night life Essex has some of the best night clubs in the UK and most have live DJ’s catering to all tastes.  It is simply impossible to have a bad night out in Essex with the comprehensive range of Ibiza style clubs like Evoke and those frequented by celebrities such as Faces.

Sports and hobbies

You will find sports centres and clubs in almost every large town in Essex together with gymnasiums and keep fit clubs.  Cricket and football are particularly popular.  Indeed, there are in excess of 160 societies and clubs that you can join throughout the County ranging from sports, music and culture,  to politics and the arts giving you the opportunity to develop existing interests or discover new talents.

Famous Essex Residents

Many famous people have been born in Essex most notably Charlotte Rampling, Dame Maggie Smith, Russell Brand, Dudley Moore and Sarah Miles.

If you decide to make your home in Essex you will be in good company as many celebrities including Olly Murs, Diversity, Allison Moyet, Helen Mirren, Pixie Lott and footballer Frank Lampard have all decided that the only place to live is Essex.

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