Basildon was created in order to accommodate the over spilling population in the capital after World War II. It should therefore come as little surprise that this Essex town is the ideal location for those needing to commute to London for work.
It has previously been named the most affordable commuter hotspot by property advisors CBRE, owing to its winning combination of reasonably priced housing and convenient rail connections to London, with train journeys typically taking less than an hour from any of Basildon’s three stations. Add to this great road connections via the A127 and A13 and the town becomes a very attractive part of the London commuter belt for professionals of all ages.
The town also has an abundance of shopping options with East Walk, Town Square and the Eastgate Shopping Centre playing host to hundreds of different retailers. Residents can be entertained by performances at the Towngate Theatre, get active at one of the many leisure and sporting venues across town or simply enjoy the abundance of greenery in places like Gloucester Park, Wat Tyler Country Park or the Marks Hill Nature Reserve.
For many first time buyers, that first step on the property ladder can seem unattainable. Luckily, Shared Ownership homes in Basildon can make those dreams a reality, while Help to Buy homes in Basildon can also help potential purchases settle down in an area they truly love.
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