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Best and worst places to live in essex?
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Old 16-10-2007, 9:25 PM
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Default Best and worst places to live in essex?

with a budget of no more than 240000 min 2 bed.
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Old 16-10-2007, 10:01 PM
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Mose,

Just had my place valued this weekend - moving into girlfriend's place...

South Woodham Ferrers, lived there 11 years.

2 up 2 down End of Terrace with attached garage, parking space
outside of EA flood area
182,500
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best places thorpe bay, 2nd best place, great wakering lol i live there lol, worst place, anywhere near or in basildon eeewy place,, oh and as the above has done it, mines on the market in 3 weeks lol due to divorce , 3 bed semi everything brand new total referb, £215000. lmao
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Old 16-10-2007, 10:08 PM
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Ware is on the Herts / Essex border, with a reasonably good train link into London, and is a very pretty town:
http://www.findaproperty.com/searchr...d=0&areaid=552
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Mose, Essex is a pretty big county so you would be better off looking on the websites like Rightmove to get an idea of where in Essex you could afford and then get back to us (that actually live or have lived in Essex) for opinions.
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Old 17-10-2007, 1:13 PM
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You need to be a bit more specific!

Do you need to commute into London by car or train?

Are you retiring?

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Old 17-10-2007, 2:44 PM
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Hutton, Brentwood 3 bed house for around 215000. Can get fast train from Shenfield Station to Liverpool Street Station in 22 minutes. Good Schools, low crime rate
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Old 17-10-2007, 3:49 PM
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Thanks for the replys, we live in dagenham at the mo and want somewhere nicer than that (it couldn't get much worse!) we will still have to travel into dagenham for work so no more than 45 mins to an hour tops. We have looked around Hutton and didn't think much of it a bit run down looking for the price you have to pay. We have seen a house in canvey island that is very nice (detached 3 bed 225000) just not so sure that canvey is very nice. We want that mix of cheap houses and good area, just cant seem to find any?
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There is a part of Hutton that is mostly council and ex council estate. Was that where you ended up looking as I agree that is a no no. But most places in Hutton are excellant and very middle class area. I used to live in Becontree, Dagenham and believe me Hutton is a thousand times better
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Old 18-10-2007, 11:25 AM
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You want to avoid Canvey as it is a ticking time bomb! If one of the refineries caught fire they estimate that they would only be able to evacuate 40% of the population via the only 2 roads off the island before it explodes! Also it is below sea-level and will probably flood again in the future.

See the following parliament debate for an eye-opener:
http://www.publications.parliament.u...61120-0019.htm
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I will show that a similar catastrophe with LNG could make Buncefield look like a village bonfire-night party.

Let me paint a realistic picture of the risk that we face. An escape of LNG would freeze everything in its path. The HSE confirms that there is no way to control such an LNG spill. At atmospheric pressure, LNG would vaporise to form a massive and growing cloud. That cloud would float or blow around in the wind, mixing with air to form an unstable and combustible mixture. Eventually, it would ignite and flash into a high temperature fire. It would then burn and set alight everything in its path, destroying whoever and whatever stood in its way. One estimate has put a 10-mile radius as the danger area. That draws in Basildon; Thurrock; Southend, West; Rayleigh and even Kent.
There are a lot of nice places around Canvey, South Benfleet, Thundersley, etc. that you could look at, however.

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Agree what others have said about Canvey - and lets face it, anywhere that has properties that would be well over a million anywhere else but for less than half than that in Canvey speaks for itself !

Well after a boring morning at work (most of it spent surfing the internet) I can tell you Mose that 240K will get you a pretty nice 2/3 bed house in most parts of Essex (the further out the better naturally) so it really just needs for you to look yourself and get back to us for comments/opinions.

And remember, what you or I would consider a good area someone else may consider a dump and vice versa!! Last night's "best and worst places to live in they UK" was surprising in that it listed Chelmsford as the no. 8 best place to live and yet I can think of many more places I would rather live in Essex than Chelmsford. I have to mention but did you see where the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham came in the list?
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Agree what others have said about Canvey - and lets face it, anywhere that has properties that would be well over a million anywhere else but for less than half than that in Canvey speaks for itself !

Well after a boring morning at work (most of it spent surfing the internet) I can tell you Mose that 240K will get you a pretty nice 2/3 bed house in most parts of Essex (the further out the better naturally) so it really just needs for you to look yourself and get back to us for comments/opinions.

And remember, what you or I would consider a good area someone else may consider a dump and vice versa!! Last night's "best and worst places to live in they UK" was surprising in that it listed Chelmsford as the no. 8 best place to live and yet I can think of many more places I would rather live in Essex than Chelmsford. I have to mention but did you see where the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham came in the list?

Yes i did see the best and worst on the tv, this is the reason we want to get away asap, i also agree about chelmsford although it does have one of the best schools in the country which is a big factor. If i could move away from Essex completly i would belive me but at the mo we cant.
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You want to avoid Canvey as it is a ticking time bomb! If one of the refineries caught fire they estimate that they would only be able to evacuate 40% of the population via the only 2 roads off the island before it explodes! Also it is below sea-level and will probably flood again in the future.

See the following parliament debate for an eye-opener:
http://www.publications.parliament.u...61120-0019.htm


There are a lot of nice places around Canvey, South Benfleet, Thundersley, etc. that you could look at, however.

That is quite scary, it has made me think twice.
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Old 22-10-2007, 9:48 PM
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mose,

South Woodham Ferrers is in the borough of Chelmsford - I think the Best and Worst show was based on the boroughs rather than the specific town itself. There are some lovely little places tuck away in the borough.

Update - my house went on the market 10:00 Saturday morning and was sold at the agreed price, off the market, subject to..., etc. by 15:30 Saturday

Keep looking,
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