3 May

Wickford: The perfect commuter option

Wickford: The perfect commuter option

Brits who are offered a job working in the capital are often left with a big dilemma to mull over - do they move into the city of London and soak up the culture and fast lifestyle, or do they look on the outskirts for something a little less hectic.

While young professionals fresh from university might prefer the former option, people who are looking to start a family may look towards one of the surrounding regions to find somewhere they can travel to work from.

The ideal solution if this is the case for you would be to head out and take a look at property for sale in Wickford. Set in the Basildon district of the Essex Greater London region, the town has become a hotspot for commuters thanks to its being located just 30 miles from Charing Cross.

Those looking to make the daily journey into the city will be able to do so from the town's dedicated railway station, which connects to Liverpool Street on the Southend Victoria Line. Numerous trains travel each morning and evening, taking 40 minutes approximately.
Other highlights of living here for parents of young kids can include the fact that it is far quieter than other places nearby. With a population of just 32,500, you can be assured that streets and roads will never be too busy, making for a more relaxing way of life.

You will want to know, of course, that there also plenty of facilities in the town to keep you and your loved ones busy and contented. Travelling into London on a day off might not be preferable, so it is a positive that there is a small high street with a decent range of retail units within Wickford.

In addition to this, there will be plenty to be getting on with. To keep the kids busy, there is a community swimming pool and a community centre where they can partake in a range of activities and join clubs.

Other highlights of the town include its popular open air market, which gives it a far more rural feel than you would expect so close to the city, and a lovely library.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801581142-ADNFCR

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