Despite having been officially named the UK’s Top Commuter Town for two years running, Basildon can offer much more than simply a place people leave from to get to work. The combination of high quality, affordable housing, direct access to London’s Fenchurch Street and major a-roads that connect it may be appealing to commuters, but the location is also highly regarded, something that Essex is becoming more and more renowned for.
The fantastic local amenities make Basildon a place to work, rest and play. The Eastgate Shopping Centre is just one example of this, a thriving shopping hotspot with over 100 stores, it offers Basildon Town Centre something quite unique. Slightly further afield is the equally popular Festival Leisure Park, with an array of restaurants and bars, as well as Pipps Hill and Mayflower.
More importantly perhaps is Basildon’s reputation for having more open space and park areas than any other Essex town too. Both the 100 acre Wat Tyler Country Park and the stunning wetland habitat, Vange Marsh, are areas rich in wildlife and a welcome retreat into nature. Combine that with its location just 10 miles from the beach at Southend and you have all the outside space you need to forget the weekday city rat race.
For many the weekend is a chance to unwind too, so where better than Basildon Sporting Village, a facitlity renowned for its swimming pools, indoor climbing wall and gymnastic setup, where a chance to see Olympic Bronze medallist Max Whitlock train is often on the cards.
This vibrant town, just 32 miles and 35 minutes from the London has much more to offer than simply cheap property and quicker travel. Basildon is also a place you can locate a family to, where the opportunity to create a home to live in, and not just one to commute from, is an attractive pull for those whose home life comes before their work.
So if Basildon sounds like the developing town for you, get in touch with our team at Temme English today on 01206 01268 207222 to see how we can help you.