Braintree in Essex has always been popular as a place to live, but its popularity has grown in recent years making this a sought-after property hotspot right now. Braintree has much to offer, whether you are buying a home or renting property. Here are some of the reasons why Braintree should be top of your list.
- Glorious Countryside
Braintree is surrounded by the sort of countryside that makes your heart soar. There are gentle rolling hills, woodland, and – not far away – the picturesque coast. You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of the great outdoors even when you live in a well-equipped town. If you’re feeling active then you can take a bike out into the countryside, hike, or take a leisurely stroll.
- Heritage Buildings and Attractions
There are many attractions in the Braintree area that make it a magnet for tourists, and you’ll be able to take advantage of these attractions when you live in the area. For example, there are the Knights Templar medieval barns, a restored Norman Keep, windmills, country houses, and Roman settlements. It’s a beautifully historic place to visit or to live.
- Nearby Market Towns
If you want to live in a smaller village or town, there are some options surrounding Braintree itself. Villages tend not to have many amenities but you get the peace and quiet that comes with country living. Properties include small cottages up to large mansion houses.
- Variety of Town Property
Houses for sale in Braintree are available in a range of budgets. You should be able to find something to suit your needs, as well as your price range. As a market town, there are plenty of older properties that are geared up for family living, as well as some new properties that include one- and two-bedroom apartments and houses.
- Activities for Families
The Braintree area is also a good place for family attractions and activities. There’s the Colne Valley Railway which has its vintage steam engines, as well as Great Notley Country Park with its playgrounds and climbing frames.
- Shopping and Amenities
Braintree has all the stores you need for everyday shopping as well as some boutiques and independent shops for finding unique items. There is also the Freeport mall where you can find some bargains. Braintree is also equipped with all the amenities you need for living well, from good schools to doctors’ surgeries to gyms. It’s a small town but it manages to combine character with facilities, as well as easy access to the countryside and to London.
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