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Brentwood is an extremely popular place to live, with outstanding schools and transport links second to none. The Roman town is surrounded by beautiful rolling Essex countryside but lies just beyond the M25 and only 20 miles from Central London.
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Buying a Home in Brentwood
Approximately 80% of the homes in Brentwood are owner-occupied. As you can imagine, rentals do not make up a huge part of the market. However, if you are looking to buy a property, it could be the perfect place.
A large portion of those buying in Brentwood are those moving from central areas of London. Those who have owned London property will get more property for their money in Brentwood and many aspire to live in the sought-after Hutton Mount, Heron Way, Ridgeway or Hillwood Grove. Here, properties range between £1 million and £5 million.
Coombe Rise, Middleton Road and Warren Road still hold impressive properties, but tend to fall between £850,000 and £1.3 million.
For something much more affordable, the north-east of Brentwood has quiet roads of semi-detached and detached family homes. The town centre also has some wonderful modern town houses and flats which are in gated mews.
Schools in Brentwood
The majority of Brentwood’s schools are ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ according to Ofsted. Larchwood and Hogarth school are popular primaries.
St Martin’s School, Brentwood Country High and Shenfield High are the most popular state funded secondary schools in Brentwood. However, there are a considerably high number of private educational establishments. The high-regarded Brentwood Ursuline Covent High School is a popular choice for girls, whilst Woodlands Hutton Manor, Herington House and Brentwood Prep are championed co-ed independent schools.
Transport Links Brentwood
Brentwood has strong travel links, including the town’s train station on Waverly Hill. The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service consists of six trains per hour in each direction. Services run to London Liverpool street roughly every 10 minutes (via Shenfield) taking the total journey time to 40 minutes. In the opposite direction, there are regular trains from Shenfield towards Colchester, taking in towns such as Chelmsford and Witham.
In 2018 Crossrail will come to Brentwood. It will become a terminus of the line with an expected 12 trains per hour to Central London, including Tottenham Court Road and Canary Wharf.
Travelling by road is also easy in and out of Brentwood. The A12 passes the town and Brentwood is just two miles from the M25. You can also get to Stanstead Airport in half an hour.