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Which area do you buy? (Essex)

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phon Tue 30-Jun-20 16:37:19

Hi, which area and why do you like the area?
among Hornchurch, Gidea Park, Brentwood considering primary/secondary schooling too?

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AwkwardPaws27 Fri 03-Jul-20 15:05:51

Hornchurch & Gidea Park are both in the London Borough of Havering.
Brentwood is in Essex.

H & GP have TFL red buses, with more regular services, plus there is the district line (H), crossrail (GP) and the C2C in Upminster too.
Gidea Park is generally seen as a bit more desirable, but parts of Hornchurch are very nice too - Ardleigh Green, for example, or the roads around/opposite Emerson Park station. South Hornchurch is a bit less attractive, and I find the Airfield estate too crowded and it feels a bit isolated (although lovely open spaces nearby might suit you).

Brentwood - depends on the area. I like the Warley Hill area, there's some lovely cottages and family homes, and it's near Thorndon Park. I wouldn't want to live in the town centre. Bare in mind that, if you are taking the train in to London, it'll cost more as you are outside Zone 6.

I don't have school aged children so can't really comment on the schools - but ofsted reports should be available?

Karcheer Fri 03-Jul-20 15:12:58

If you are commuting from Brentwood you are better off being near Shenfield - as thats the fast train to Liverpool Street.

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