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Sometimes referred to as Southend-on-Sea, the seaside resort town is located in Essex. It is home to the longest leisure pier in the world, Southend Pier, with a roundtrip on foot spanning three miles. For those who want a location with a buzzing atmosphere, numerous restaurants, great shopping, and a plethora of attractions, Southend is a winning town. The area is also rich in history, with many enjoying the Cliff Lift railway which was constructed in 1912.
Moving to Southend
Compared to the south-east area, property in Southend is very affordable. There are some huge Edwardian properties in Thorpe Bay, which is deemed the poshest area of Southend. Southchurch has a great village atmosphere and is home to some fantastic Edwardian townhouses, perfect for families. For Victorian semis and terraces, have a look around Kilworth Estate, Clifftown conservation area, Westcliff-on-Sea, Milford, and the Southend conservation area.
Most of the huge detached homes have asking prices between £500,000 and £800,000 – with the grandest heading up to the £1 million mark. Modest detached properties fall between £170,000 and £500,000, whereas semis and townhouses are around £160,000 and £415,000. Terraced properties – £140,000 to £300,000 and flats range from £60,000 for a studio and up to £215,000 for one and two beds.
If you want to rent a flat in Southend, prices start at around £500 pcm and escalate to a maximum of £1100 pcm for a two-bed. Terraced and semi-detached homes both fall between £1000 and £1500 pcm. Detached properties start at around £1250 and can reach £1800 dependant on bedrooms and location.
If you are moving to Southend, get in contact with Britannia W Harris. They are located just 45 minutes from Southend, in Braintree. They are perfectly located and have the expert knowledge to make your move stress-free. They also have a variety of storage facilities to sort all customer needs.
Schools in Southend
There are some strong primary schools in Southend. St Mary’s Prittlewell CofE and Sacred Heart Catholic are ‘good’ with some ‘outstanding’ features according to Ofsted. However, Bournes Green Junior, Temple Sutton Primary, and Milton Hall are the most popular and ‘outstanding’ across the board. The top three secondary schools include Shoeburyness High (‘good’), The Eastwood (‘good’), and St Bernard’s High (‘outstanding’).
Transport Links Southend
Southend is very well connected. There are a number of dual carriageways that allow drivers to whizz through Essex. The A127 connects Southend with the M25 in under half an hour.
There are two train stations serving the area, Southend Victoria and Southend Central. From Southend Victoria commuters can get to London Liverpool Street in 59 minutes, with the service running via Prittlewell, Southend Airport, Rochford, Hockley, Rayleigh, Wickford, Billericay, Shenfield, and Stratford. London Fenchurch Street is accessible from Southend Central, with direct trains taking 51 minutes. This service runs via Benfleet and Basildon, or Tilbury and Barking.
Southend Airport is located in the town. It opened as a civil airport in 1935 and now offers scheduled flights to destinations within Europe, including; Amsterdam, Geneva, Menorca, and Venice.
There are also a number of local bus routes run by Arriva Southend and First Essex Buses.