Grays is a town in south Essex, located just north of the Thames as it winds its way into London.
Situated, as it is, mere miles outside the M25, it is well placed as a commuter town for those wishing to travel by car into the capital. Its location also means that it is handily placed for travelling to the rest of the country, being only a road or two away from the Midlands, the South East and Norfolk, if some distance.
It is also linked by rail to London's city centre and is only 35 minutes away so the daily commute would not be an excessive grind.
With a population of under 40,000 it is a decent sized town and is fairly well served in terms of grocery and general shopping, with a reasonable high street.
The west and east of the town are mainly semi-detached properties and, considering its proximity to London, well within the budget of many families.
The waterfront boasts a number of high rise flats which would suit individuals, couples and the elderly whilst the centre of town is made up of classic terraced houses for between 150-200,000