Prime position for commuter families
Living in London city centre itself is something which is often
reserved for those who are still young, and want to take the chance
to enjoy the nightlife while they live near to where they work,
really becoming part of the professional lifestyle. As people get
older though, a quieter area which still lies close to the city is
a great place to move with a family.
One town which perfectly encapsulates this need can be discovered
if you are seeking out
property for sale in Basildon. The Essex town is located near
other popular suburban towns such as Billericay, Chelmsford and
Wickford. It has a population of around 170,000, and is perfectly
located to be a commuter town, thanks to it being located a mere 25
miles from the centre of London.
One of the biggest requirements for an efficient commuter town is
that it has good transport links to the busier areas of the
country, which Basildon does.
Pitsea railway station, Basildon railway station and Laindon
railway station will all take commuters into London, with Fenchurch
Street station being reachable from Basildon by rail in around half
an hour only, making it a perfect distance for a daily
Another factor which families may wish to consider is the quality
of education that they can find in any potential new area. With
Basildon being located so close to London, it has a high number of
schools serving it, both within the town and those which surround
By far the best performing school in the area is Woodford School,
which has been awarded a rating of "Outstanding" by OFSTED, thanks
to its higher than average A*- C pass rates, meaning that parents
can rest assured that their children will be receiving a good
education if they should move to the town.