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Popular Chelmsford boasts a bustling city centre, fantastic shopping, great indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, a lively nightlife scene and excellent transport links – no wonder it’s considered an ideal commuter base to set up home. 


New-build houses in Chelmsford

Perfect for those who love interior design, new homes offer a blank canvas to truly put your unique stamp. High in energy efficiency with easy-to-heat rooms and reduced monthly bills, they’re also a more affordable option.

Living in Chelmsford

A modern commuter haven

Situated east of London, via the A12 and M25 you can reach London Bridge, for example, in just over an hour by car. Also, neighbouring eastern-city Colchester is approximately half an hour away.  

By rail, Chelmsford train station can get you to London bridge even quicker, with journeys taking around 45 minutes. The area is also served by an extensive bus network.

For journeys further afield, Stansted Airport is approximately half an hour away by car, and offers a wide range of national and international destinations.

City-sized, family-friendly amenities

In the suburbs and surrounding villages you’ll find a wide range of family-friendly amenities, shops, boutiques, weekly markets and facilities. For entertainment, the city enjoys a lively nightlife with a number of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. 

A perfect location for growing families, the city has a range of well-respected pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. And for older students, there’s Chelmsford College and Anglia Ruskin University. 

The great outdoors

Surrounded by wonderful outdoor areas, Chelmsford is a pleasure to discover by foot or bike. Nearby you have Melbourne Park, Central Park and the impressive Hylands Park, where you can explore woodland pathways and gardens. 

Not only is there plenty of outdoor space to be active in, there’s also a great selection of local indoor sporting facilities.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

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