Welcome to New Homes in Essex
If you’re considering buying a new-build property in Essex, the county offers a great selection of locations to choose from. Large national developers, along with local and regional property companies such as South-East specialists Weston Homes, provide an array of new apartments and houses all over the county. There are also many opportunities for part-buy/part-rent home ownership in Essex, with housing associations and property companies offering schemes for key workers and buyers unable to afford 100% of the asking price.
Essex is prime commuter territory, with several “corridors” of popular towns and villages along the rail and road arteries spreading out from London. There is heavy industry along the Thames Estuary and lighter manufacturing, service industry and retail centres across the county. There are new-build homes for sale in many countryside locations too, and agriculture is still an important contributor to the economy in these rural areas.
Essex provides property buyers with a contrasting mix of the urban and the rural, as well as the old and the new. Towns such as Chelmsford and Colchester have been significant settlements as far back as Roman times, while new towns like Harlow and Basildon expanded rapidly after their inception in the late 1940s. There are numerous country and coastal towns and villages that enjoy a distinctly more genteel pace of life but are still within easy striking distance of their larger neighbours.
The best schools in Essex achieve well above the national average scores at primary and secondary levels. The county has a wide range of hospitals and healthcare facilities in all its major towns.
New-build property developments continue to be built around Essex and with its strategic location for the capital, the number of new homes for sale is only likely to increase as the UK economy grows stronger in the future.