Shared Ownership in Essex

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Local Properties in Essex

Essex is a popular choice for commuters thanks to its proximity to London. The county also enjoys an international airport at Stansted and Southend. There are great shopping and entertainment options in urban areas including Chelmsford, Brentwood and Harlow. Whether you’re a young professional looking for your first home, a new family or looking to get onto the housing ladder, a Shared Ownership home could be ideal.

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About Essex

Essex has everything that you could want from a place to live.

Homes enjoy rolling countryside, beaches and woodland, and vibrant towns with magnificent job prospects and excellent transport links with London.

Spend your weekends shopping and dining out in rural pubs or slick urban restaurants. Explore the most popular beauty spots including Mersea Island, where watersports are a way of life, Maldon and the Heybridge Basin, and the quaint village of Finchingfield with its famous pond.

Living in Essex means that everything from medieval castles and ancient woodland to theatres and bars will be on your doorstep.

Aerial view of Great Dunmow and surrounding countryside during sunset on a summers day. Aerial view of Great Dunmow, Essex

Local Amenities in Essex

Essex has all the local amenities that you would expect from a vibrant county.

From airports to hospitals, grammar schools to universities, discover the amenities below.

Schools

Schools in Essex vary from comprehensive education to sixth-form centres, academies, grammar, and private. While many schools are in more built-up areas such as Colchester and Chelmsford, you’ll also find them in more rural areas that enjoy large open spaces for children. Some of the most well-known schools in Essex include independent Felsted School for ages 4-18, Colchester Royal Grammar School and specialist establishments such as the Edith Borthwick School in Braintree.

Transport

Despite being rural, Essex has fantastic transport links making it an easy county to commute from. Commuters can get direct national rail trains into London from many towns including Colchester, Witham, Chelmsford, and Harlow. The Central Line also services parts of Essex including Epping and Chigwell. There are two international airports in Southend and Stansted, and major motorways including the M16 and M25 make it easy to get around in the car.

Healthcare

As expected, towns in Essex all have their own GP surgeries, dentists and opticians. Notable hospitals in the county include Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Braintree Community Hospital, and Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.