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As is often garnered from Braintree’s medieval architecture, the market town dates back over 4,000 years. Despite its historical ties, the area strikes the perfect balance between countryside ideal and modern living. The building of a new settlement in 2013 on the south-eastern edge of the town, Great Notley Garden Village, has continued to see Braintree flourish.
Moving to or from Braintree could not be easier. The Britannia W Harris & Moovit office is located in the town itself and has been family run since 1968. Britannia W Harris offer a range of removal services and are committed to providing the best customer service.
Where to Live in Braintree
Many buy to let investors have got their hands on properties close to Braintree train station. Young professionals and young families alike constantly have their eye out for when these hit the rental sections of estate agent’s windows.
Two of the most sought after roads to live on in Braintree are Broad Road and London Road. Both are rich with detached properties ranging from the 30’s to contemporary. Those looking for period homes should have a look at Bradford Street. One of the most popular homes on the road is Masent House; an eight-bedroom medieval home with a five-bay pastel pink Georgian frontage.
Both Great Notley Garden Village and White Court are sought after places to live. As are two other new developments, Kings Park Village and Marks Farm. Both on the outskirts of Braintree.
Schools in Braintree
Parents will be pleased to learn that the majority of Braintree’s primary schools are ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. Lyons Hall in Deerleap Way and Stisted CofE (in the neighbouring village of Stisted) are both ranked ‘outstanding’.
In terms of comprehensive schools, Notley High and Braintree Sixth Form are the most popular. Both cater for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 and received a rating of ‘good’ during their latest Ofsted inspections.
Transport Links Braintree
Braintree is surrounded by a number of A roads. Most notably, the A120 connects to the M11 in the west and the M25 can be accessed by the nearby A12. Both Colchester and Chelmsford are a 30-minute drive away.
As well as a number of local and regional buses, Braintree also has a railway station. However, it only has one platform and services are limited. The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Witham, where Monday to Saturday services continue onto London Liverpool Street. On Sundays, services terminate at Witham and passengers wanting to travel to London must change there for a connecting train. Trains to Witham take 15 minutes and London Liverpool Street is a 1 hour journey.