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A great place to live with plenty of attractive features, Essex is an ideal place in which to set down your roots. Here we look at some of the options available to those seeking homes in Essex. All of these places were named among the 50 most desirable spots to live in the UK, according to The Echo.


Reaching fifth position in the Halifax Quality of Life survey, Brentwood is one of Essex’s proudest offerings and it’s hardly surprising when you consider this fantastic list of attractions!

  • Thorndon Country Park
  • Hopefield Animal Sancturary
  • Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
  • Bentley Golf Club
  • Weald Country Park
  • Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard Centre
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm


Still performing well on the survey, Essex’s own Uttlesford managed to scoop 18th position when it came to top spots to live in the UK. Some of the top attractions here are:

  • Historic towns of Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Great Dunmow
  • Links to London and Cambridge
  • Fantastic market square
  • Bridge End Garden
  • Audley End House
  • Saffron Walden Museum


Squeezing its way into the top half of the list, Rochford managed to take the 24th position in the survey to make it another attractive option for prospective buyers with all this to offer:

  • Rochford Reservoir
  • Hockley Woods
  • Rayleigh Windmill


Just edging into the bottom half of the list at entry number 28, Colchester is far from an unpleasant place to live. Speaking on the result, Gareth Jacob the sales director at Linden Homes Eastern explained that “Colchester has always been a much sought-after place to live”, citing its unique blend of heritage and modernity as the reason behind this.

This blend is shown perfectly in the following attractions:

  • Colchester Zoo
  • Castle Park
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens
  • Hollytrees Museum
  • Headgate Theatre
  • Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum
  • Dutch Quarter
  • St. Botolph’s Priory


Essex’s final offering to the top 50 list, Maldon took position 44 in the survey which was based on an analysis of local jobs, education opportunities, healthcare facilities, the housing market and crime rates in addition to traffic flow and transport links, average weather conditions and even the broadband penetration experienced in the area.

Some of the key features of Maldon are:

  • Promenade Park
  • Heybridge Basin
  • Stow Maries Great War Aerodome
  • Moot Hall

If you’re interested in new properties becoming available in this fantastic part of Britain then Linden Homes new builds in Essex is an ideal place to start looking. Why not visit their website today and see what properties take your fancy from their great selection?