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A rich county that blends vibrant urban landscapes and picturesque countrysides into one, buying a new home in Essex unlocks a wealth of beauty and culture for families and professionals alike. Whether you want to settle down in a sleepy village, sink your toes in sandy beaches or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of city life, Essex is ready to welcome you with open arms.

New homes for sale in Essex

When searching for the perfect home, the location and its community play a significant role. Essex ticks all the boxes, which is why we’ve developed new build homes in some of the most exciting areas throughout the county. With a diverse community of families, seniors, young professionals and more, Essex is a location that caters for everyone. 

Living in Essex

The first stop to anywhere and everywhere

Moving is a big step - especially if you’re looking at areas further away from your hometown. Finding a location that’s well connected to the rest of the UK is always a bonus, so you never have to miss out on family visits or events taking place up and down the country.

There’s plenty to do in Essex, but for the days when you need something more, hop on a quick train to almost anywhere in the country. This is a location that’s shoulder to shoulder with Greater London, and its fantastic transport links mean that the UK is right on your doorstep.

And for those travelling further afield, it’s also home to two airports - London Southend and London Stansted, perfect for planning your next holiday.

This is also why Essex is great for commuters - it’s an easy route straight into the heart of the capital, without paying the high prices. We have new builds located on the commuter belt, meaning that those working in London and beyond can still make the most of this beautiful county.

Schools and universities

Parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to their children’s education. Over 100 schools have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and The University of Essex is a top 30 university, so children and young adults are sure to receive an excellent education.

As the county boasts a diverse range of environments, families can settle down along the coast or right at the heart of its historic cities, making it easier to find the perfect background to fuel a fulfilling education. Pair this with a beautifully-designed Persimmon new build to come home to and children get to experience the ideal upbringing.

Things to do

Our housing developments are located in bustling areas that offer something for everyone. As a large, diverse county, residents are not short of activities. Days out include Colchester Zoo, Audrey’s End and picturesque walks along Rivers Can and Chelmer - and this certainly isn’t all.

We’ve already mentioned the beaches that stretch along the coast, but you can also find Sea Life Adventures and the Hamford Water National Nature Reserve, a short drive from Clacton-on-Sea.

Amenities vary depending on your area, but rest assured that, wherever you decide to settle, you’ll never be bored in Essex.

New housing developments in Essex

Essex is a popular area for housing developments, and it’s not hard to see why. Living in East England means escaping to the countryside without straying too far from city life. Bursting with history, beauty and culture, each location within Essex has its own individual community that will make you feel right at home. Explore our available homes above or get in touch to find out more