Area Profile – Southend on Sea
Buying a property in Southend on Sea Essex.
With excellent train links to London and an enviable seaside location Southend is an ideal place to live, work and invest in. Southend has benefitted hugely from large amounts of inward investment over recent years bring greater prosperity and employment to the area. These include the expansion of Southend airport and Essex University opening its town centre campus just off of Southend high street.
For those needing to commute to London to work, Southend has two train lines providing an efficient 40 minute journey into the city. Anyone looking to work locally there are a wide variety of employers including larger companies such as Keymed, Hi tech, MK electrics.
Southend Sea Front, Adventure Island
Southend, Beach Huts
Southend has a population of approximately 180,000 people and is probably best known as a seaside resort. The golden mile has seen various improvements adding new family beaches and attractions. The latest addition will be the opening of the Saxon King museum on the cliff gardens west of Southend pier.
There is a wide range of property to choose from when considering buying in the area. Southend saw rapid expansion when the railway arrived in the 19th century so there are plenty of character properties from this era in the town. As well as houses and bungalows from the 1930 and 1950. Over the last few years Southend has seen the rapid redevelopment of many brown field sites into housing especially along the approaches to the town in Victoria Avenue.
Whether you are a first-time buyer, a family looking to relocate or a retiree wanting to down size Southend is not only a great place to live but your property purchase is likely to be a great investment.