6 Jan

Basildon: A great commuter option with plenty for the whole family

Basildon: A great commuter option with plenty for the whole family

When deciding on a new place to live based on its merit as a commuter town, excellent transport facilities are essential. Whether you travel by train or car, reliable access to your place of work is very important.

And for those looking to move with a family, there are a whole host of other attributes that an area must have in order to accommodate for everyone. The local school system, leisure amenities and retail options all rank high on the list of must have facilities for those who fit inside the working parent demographic.

Anyone seeking this combination of work and family life may wish to consider what property for sale in Basildon has to offer.

Located just 25 miles outside of London, the Essex town is in close proximity to the capital and is covered by various modes of transport.

With both road access and a number of rail connections, commuters heading to the city will be able to pick from a number of possible routes.

Due to Basildon's size, the amount of stores in the town is relatively high, meaning that it is easy to get the weekly shop done close to home. Several high street retail establishments are also located the area.

In terms of education Basildon has a number of attractive options available for parents. The Woodcroft School has a higher than average A* to C pass rate, while the Billericay School was awarded an ‘outstanding’ grading in its last OFSTED review.

And when school is out for the weekend there are plenty of places in Basildon where parents can take the kids to keep them active and occupied.

Gloucester Park contains tennis courts, a swimming pool, football pitches and a children’s play area within its grounds.

When the weather is fine a trip to the beach may be in order, with Southend-on-Sea only 20 minutes away on the train. Here the kids can enjoy features like Adventure Island and the Sea-Life Adventure aquarium.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801678979-ADNFCR

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