A First-Timer’s Guide To Essex’s Brentwood
Are you considering moving to Brentwood? It’s the perfect area for young people to enjoy!
Property prices have increased by 5.08% in Brentwood over the past 12 months, with a 2.46% hike in just the 3 months alone according to the latest data pulled from Zoopla. Brentwood is an incredibly popular area to live in for young people, and with good reason. As a town in its own right, Brentwood offers a wide range of activities and facilities, whilst being sandwiched between rural Essex and the hustle and bustle of London. If you’re a first-time buyer, renter or young home mover, then Brentwood is the perfect choice for your next home.
Property in Brentwood
If you’re thinking about living in Brentwood, one of your first questions will be wondering what the accommodation is like. It’s fair to say there’s something for everyone here. A firm of local Brentwood estate agents explains that starter home and small apartments on new developments are easy to come by, with flats in the area selling for an average of £280,000 meaning that you wouldn’t pay stamp duty if you’re a first-time buyer.
Where do you need to get to for work or leisure? The chances are that Brentwood can provide you with quick access to wherever you need to be. You can be on the M25 within just a few minutes or on the A12 if you need to travel into other parts of the county. But rail links are perhaps what is really putting Brentwood on the map for young people, as Crossrail’s Elizabeth line will send 12 trains per hour into London with ultra-fast journey times including Canary Wharf in 38 minutes, or Bond Street into 45 minutes which are both ideal if you want to work in the City and then play, back home in Essex.
Brentwood’s Lifestyle Scene
You can’t talk about Brentwood without dropping mention of hit TV series ‘TOWIE’. The popularity of this show has transformed Brentwood, creating a plethora of new boutiques and salons and really making the town a destination that young people want to be enjoy and be seen in. As well as the local fashion stores, you can also head out to intu Lakeside which boasts a 7-screen cinema as well as almost 300 stores.
If sport is what you’re looking for, and it’s fair to say that the young people of Brentwood like to keep themselves in great shape, then you can benefit from a wide range of sports facilities at the Brentwood Centre. These include swimming pools, gym, MMA studio, badminton courts, squash courts, and football pitches.
Brentwood is a really sociable area to live in, with young locals gathering in cafes during the daytime and hitting the clubs and bars in the evening. Whether you’re looking for a quick pint after work at The Merchant, or a night filled with dancing at the Sugar Hut, there’s the perfect selection of watering holes which will mean you rarely want to venture outside of the town. Although of course, if you do want to go for a night out in London, that’s also on your doorstep too.
The best way to find out why Brentwood is great for young people is to come and see it for yourself. Take a drive around the area, have a wander down the high street and speak to local estate agents to get the lowdown on any new developments you need to know about!