As estate agents Basildon, with 37 years experience of selling properties in Basildon, Langdon Hills, Laindon and Pitsea, we thought it a good idea to create this Basildon Area Guide to help buyers who are thinking of living in Basildon get to know about Basildon and the local surrounding area.
Basildon is one of the most popular towns in Essex and has been twice voted as the most affordable commuter hotspot in the UK by property advisers CBRE. This is due to affordable homes, cheap rail travel into London, easy access to the M25 plus main road routes into London.
Affordable Basildon Housing and Prices
If you’re thinking of living in Basildon, property prices represent outstanding value when compared to property prices in other Essex towns, whether you are looking for a house, flat or bungalow.
The area offers a vast range of properties to buy from 1 bedroom flats to 6 bedroom mansions with acreage.
According to the latest Rightmove stats: Properties in Basildon had an overall average price of £306,051 over the last year.
The majority of house sales in Basildon during the last year were terraced houses, selling for an average price of £273,109.
Detached properties sold for an average of £488,943. Flats sold for an average of £174,588.
Overall, sold prices in Basildon over the last year were 5% up on the previous year and 6% up on the 2018 peak of £287,411.
The location of Basildon makes it very convenient to travel by train, car, or bus to popular locations. The town enjoys three train stations on the popular c2c line at Basildon, Laindon and Pitsea with 35 minute rail services to London Fenchurch St station and to Shoeburyness station with the seaside towns of Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on- Sea and Chalkwell along the way.
Basildon is serviced by the A127 and A13 main roads into London with both roads linking to the M25 motorway, Dartford Crossing and in the opposite direction to Southend-on-Sea.
Both main roads link to the nearby A130 which provides easy access by road to Chelmsford and the wider Essex region.
There are also good bus links locally and to surrounding areas plus routes into London, to Stanstead Airport and Lakeside Shopping Centre which has hundreds of retailers.
Basildon is well served with airports within easy travelling distance for those wishing to travel abroad.
Southend Airport is just a 25 minute drive with destinations all over Europe.
Stanstead airport is just a 45 minute drive and handles Europe and wider destinations.
Heathrow Airport which handles longer-haul destinations is around 80 minutes by car via the easily accessible M25 motorway.
Gatwick Airport also handles longer-haul destinations and is around 60 minutes by car via the M25 motorway.
Basildon boasts a vast array of employment opportunities with major companies, including: financial services, engineering, retail, light industrial, tech, office-based, construction and many more.
The redevelopment of Basildon Town Centre and Laindon Shopping Centre along with countless new homes under construction and new infrastructure offers many ongoing employment opportunities.
The Basildon economy is very buoyant and should continue to be so.
Schools and Further Education
Our children’s education is important and there is a wide choice of schools in the area.
There are a good number of day nurseries, primary schools, junior schools, secondary schools and Church schools throughout the town.
There are Grammar schools within a bus ride or short train ride to Westcliff and Southend.
There are three further education colleges – South Essex College, New Campus Basildon and PROCAT offering a diverse range of courses.
Basildon is home to the University Hospital with Accident & Emergency plus Outpatients with many different departments on the campus.
GP surgeries are well catered for throughout Basildon as well as Dentist Surgeries.
Basildon Sporting Village is one of the best equipped sporting venues in the UK and played part-host to the Olympics.
It has a 100-station gym, 8-court sports hall, Olympic-size swimming pool, 400 metre running track, indoor climbing wall for beginners and expert climbers, cricket pitch and football pitch.
There is a wide range of places to eat out with restaurants and takeaways offering great service and food from all around the world.
The Festival Leisure Park is family orientated with an eclectic choice of restaurants, a cinema complex, a bowling alley and hotels.
When you are eating at home, all the major supermarkets have stores in Basildon along with the well-known food delivery companies.
Some people ask: Is Basildon a nice area and a good place to live? In fact, Basildon enjoys some of the most green open spaces of any Essex town.
Langdon Hills Country Park has over 400 acres and some great views towards the River Thames and Kent whilst the 100 acre Wat Tyler Country Park is a great outdoor space with a Visitors Centre and miniature railway that takes you to Pitsea Creek boats are often moored.
Do you enjoy shopping? You’ll find Basildon has got you covered.
With over 4,000 parking spaces, Basildon has one of the largest shopping centres in the UK with over 100 retailers including big-brand names and smaller independent stores. You’ll love the range of outlets in Basildon Town Centre and certainly outdoes the typical high street.
Basildon Market is located in the centre of town and is open 4 days a week. You also have major stores at Pipps Hill and Mayflower retail parks close by.
Nearby shopping centres are located at Lakeside, Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford – all easily accessible by car or bus.
Located in the centre of Basildon, the theatre is a great venue for live entertainment offering a wide range of productions throughout the year to suit all ages and tastes – dramas, comedies, thrillers, musicals, ballets, operas, tribute bands, children’s productions and many more.
Their annual pantomime is well renowned and for two years running was awarded a 5 star review from The Stage.
Basildon Golf Course
If you like golf, you’ll love the full 18 hole course situated in the Kingswood area of Basildon.
It has a driving range, a clubhouse and has held the British Open Putting Championship. It also has some stunning views towards the River Thames and Kent coast.
Some household names hail from Basildon including, the band Depeche Mode, singer Alison Moyet, former World Champion boxer Terry Marsh and presenter Denise Van Outen.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about Basildon.
If you need further information or you now know enough about Basildon, and it sounds like the right place and time for you to buy a property, please contact your Local Property Experts Roger Bates Properties | Keller Williams Estate Agents in Basildon on 07494 803917 and we will look after you.
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