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The only city in Essex, Chelmsford is a popular place to set up home. The bustling city centre boasts fantastic shopping, great indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, a lively nightlife scene and excellent transport links. Around 40 miles northeast of London and 25 miles southwest of Colchester, it’s a highly popular base for commuters, who can reach the capital in just over half an hour thanks to the speedy rail links. In the suburbs and surrounding villages you’ll find a good range of schools and family-friendly amenities, meaning all in all this lovely city is a great place to call home.

Variety of shops

There’s a wide range of shopping in Chelmsford, whatever your needs. The main retail destination is High Chelmer, the largest shopping centre in Essex, which boasts a variety of clothes and food stores. The Meadows, another shopping centre in the heart of town, offers a mixture of independent stores and high street brands, whilst on Fridays and Saturdays you can browse stalls filled with delicious local produce and artisan goods at the city market.

Something for everyone

Chelmsford is surrounded by wonderful outdoor areas to discover by foot or bike, such as the nearby 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, there’s also a great selection of indoor sporting facilities. Chelmsford Sport & Athletic Centre is situated next to Chelmsford City FC’s Melbourne Stadium and hosts a variety of indoor exercise classes, sports clubs and children’s activities.

For entertainment, the city enjoys a lively nightlife with a number of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. There’s also an Everyman Cinema, the Civic Theatre, and a selection of live music venues. With a variety of places to explore, sites to see, and unique events, there is something to satisfy all tastes.

Education for all ages

Families with children can make use of the range of well-respected pre-schools, primary and secondary schools in and around Chelmsford. For older students, there’s Chelmsford College and Anglia Ruskin University.

Excellent transport links

Chelmsford is superbly positioned for road travel. The nearby A12 provides a direct drive into London, with Colchester in the opposite direction. The M25 is just a 15-minute drive away, connecting the city to the home counties and Greater London, while the A130 leads down towards Southend-on-Sea. There are great public transport links in the city too – the area is served by an extensive bus network and Chelmsford train station offers regular services to London Liverpool Street in approximately 35 minutes. For journeys further afield, Stansted Airport is approximately 18 miles away with a wide range of national and international destinations.


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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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