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flopseyR72 Wed 10-Feb-16 16:16:09

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FellOutOfBedTwice Wed 10-Feb-16 16:21:42

Gidea Park is a stones throw from Queen's Hospital and has the benefit of being pretty and green but with access to the city via good train links and the upcoming Crossrail Project.

£650k could buy you something like this www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52915381.html

flopseyR72 Wed 10-Feb-16 16:35:23

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FellOutOfBedTwice Wed 10-Feb-16 16:48:12

It is a smaller suburb of Romford yes, although has its own high street kind of area with some shops and a few pubs.

Not familiar with more rural parts of Essex so you'll have to wait for another poster. I do know Brentwood and Ongar but personally think both are overpriced and not very nice but certainly are more rural.

flopseyR72 Wed 10-Feb-16 17:07:57

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FellOutOfBedTwice Wed 10-Feb-16 18:33:09

Personally I think the lack of decent transport links and lack of access to the city are a downside. Brentwood has also really suffered due to its TOWIE connection IMO- it's very rowdy and drunken on Saturdays even in the day times in places in the town centre. It used to be quite nice with nice shops and a generally pleasant villagey feel but it's gone a bit low rent in recent years.

Ongar is just not very well served by shops, transport etc.

Billericay is actually quite nice with a pleasant high street, and has rural areas although suffers in terms of schools because of its proximity to Basildon.

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