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New homes in Braintree

Living in North Essex has several great advantages, and Braintree is one of them. It’s in a great location for getting to Colchester and Chelmsford, on a direct route to London Stansted Airport, and on the line for train travel to London Liverpool Street.

Braintree is a great starting point for easy access to Hertfordshire and Suffolk, with two key routes, the A120 and the A131, bypassing the town. A new home here gives you all the amenities of a good-sized town, with all the space of the Essex countryside around it. As well as all the town centre shops and amenities, Braintree Village, on the south east edge of town, is a purpose-built retail outlet and family entertainment venue, with its own station, Braintree Freeport, to make it a must-have stop.

Living in Braintree

A convenient location

Braintree is in a town with great connections. It’s approximately halfway between Colchester, Chelmsford and Bishop’s Stortford, with convenient commuting routes on the A120, which connects with the M11, and the A12. London Stansted Airport is just 18 miles away, an easy 24-minute journey. The train journey from Braintree to London Liverpool Street takes just over an hour, making this a very popular home town for commuters.

Great amenities

Braintree Village is a shopping area with around 90 retail outlets. With its own station, and a Cineworld, it’s a great venue for a day out with friends. The town itself has a mainly pedestrianised high street, two markets that operate twice a week, and two Tesco Superstores. Just out of town, the Great Notley Country Park is just the place to take the family and the dog out for a walk.

For your children

As well as a good range of primary schools, Braintree has four secondary schools: Gosfield School, the Alec Hunter Academy, The Notley High School – the site is shared with the Braintree Sixth Form – and the Tabor Academy. The Edith Borthwick School is a well established special needs school.