Hi, we are moving into the St Johns area soon. We like the area hence why we are moving there, but we don’t know the area overly that well, so would appreciate any feedback on ‘living in St Johns area’ please.
I think it's better than monkwick or greenstead. Largely residential. Colchester town is nice, little cafes and independent shops, good stuff at the local theatre and lots of available community groups if that's your thing, as well as the usual suspects shop and restaurant wise. I used to work in the area, lots of home visits etc and nothing really stood out about st John's or Highwoods, but in my industry that's not a bad thing.
I live in Edinburgh - and am Scottish - but spent years living in Colchester. My two eldest were born there! I loved it; it truly was a really nice place to bring up children, and the toddler groups were incredibly friendly. I also taught there. SUCH a nice town. Not sure everyone would agree, but I have only positive stuff to say.
Hi, recently moved to St John's, which is near Highwoods and love it here. I drive so literally a 5 min drive into town. But if you don't drive and want to use a bus, it's every 20 mins into town and on a good day only takes 10 mins to get into town on the bus. Definitely recommend the area, have friends who live in Highwoods who love it there as well. I work Blackheath way and wouldn't recommend that area so much. Hope you find somewhere lovely 😊
Hi, my children are in college and nearly finished secondary school so I am not sure regarding primary schools. I didn't live in Colchester when my kids were that age. But Friars Grove Primary school St Johns area and Highwoods Community Primary school seem good. I think there's a nursery relatively nearby, short car journey called Buzy Bees neare severalls as well. Sorry couldn't be more help. But best of luck with it all. Just bare in mind the good schools get full quickly! It's a lovely area to live. 😊