Do you think you know Brentwood? You may only be familiar with the Essex town due to the show The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) – but you may be surprised to find out that Brentwood actually has a lot more to offer than this dubious claim to fame. Some parts of Brentwood are definitely all about the glamour and glitz of celebrity culture, but there are other facets to this town that attract all kinds of people to live here, from families to young professionals.
Find out more about Brentwood and discover the benefits of moving to Brentwood and calling the place home.
- Provides Excellent Work/Life Balance
For commuters, Brentwood is heaven. You can get to Liverpool Street in London in around 40 minutes. You are also well-located for Stansted and other London locations. You’re actually right outside the M25 so Brentwood is well-linked by road. You can get into the city with ease, meaning you can benefit from a London job without having to pay London house prices. Houses for sale in Brentwood to be cheaper than in London, although it is not the cheapest place to buy in the UK. Plus, when the Crossrail service starts in 2018 you will be able to head direct into the middle of London without having to change trains at Liverpool Street.
- Mix of House Styles and Prices
There is a wide range of property options for sale in Brentwood. It is a magnet for those City workers with large bonuses who want an executive place, but there are also more affordable choices available to suit families and singles. The centre of Brentwood is dominated by Victorian homes and Edwardian buildings, while there is a vast amount of choice to be found in villages on the edges of Brentwood if you are looking for a country property.
- Good Quality Schools
The high quality Brentwood School is a good choice and there are many good quality primary schools, as well as other high schools that regularly score highly in Ofsted reports.
- Major New Build Developments
If you want a new home, Brentwood offers some great choices in new builds on town sites as well as further out into the countryside.
- Excellent Amenities and Facilities
Brentwood boasts all the restaurants, bars, cafes and shops you could need. You don’t have to travel into London for anything, as this town is self-contained and full of interesting places to eat, drink, and shop.