Southend-on-Sea is a typical British seaside town in Essex on the south-east of England. An increasingly popular place to live, Southend offers excellent transport links into London, a wonderful coastal location with plenty of quaint surrounding villages and a great education system. There is also a lively nightlife scene with plenty of exciting bars, clubs and restaurants. Southend is increasingly being seen as a destination for those wishing to escape London and looking for great value for money.
There is a variety of housing with a good selection of Edwardian and Victorian semi-detached buildings. Prices vary greatly depending on the area. Larger houses in more affluent areas like Leigh-on-Sea can be found but if you want to live centrally there are good properties too, especially in areas like Clifftown. Southend's regeneration schemes are significantly improving areas of traditionally poor quality so buying property in Southend should be a worthwhile investment.