19 Jul

Live a simpler way of life in Essex

Live a simpler way of life in Essex

When people think of Essex, they can often misrepresent it in their own minds, thanks to the popularity of TV shows such as Footballer's Wives and The Only Way is Essex, which depict residents of the county as being covered in fake tan and peroxide blonde hair.

However, there are many areas of Essex which are a far cry from that seen in the mainstream, and could be perfect settings to bring up the family.

One such area can be found easily by those who are in the market for property for sale in Great Wakering. This settlement is a small, historical and picturesque little village set on the county's coast, near to Southend, which offers all that a family may be looking for in a new venue.

One of the most important things for any family when they are transferring to a new area will be how good the schools are. Great Wakering itself has just one school, but it is one that will help kids find new friends from their little rural village.

When kids get to high school age, they will need to transfer to school in Southend, but the bus links over the four-mile stretch between the two will be ideal to giving you peace of mind that your kids are safe and on time for their lessons each day.

There will also be much to do for the adults in the village, as Great Wakering is home to a small pub and a few shops which means people can have the chance to live their whole life there without having to travel to large neighbouring towns.

And when it comes to spending time together, families can take a wander on the nearby beach, as long as the Ministry of Defence are not closing it off for target practice, where kids can find old pieces of military memorabilia, which may spark a wide interest in all things historical.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801411445-ADNFCR

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