Hustle and bustle of city life, but with the quiet country life too...
10 Great things about Basildon
1. Good transport links
With one of the most punctual train lines in the country on your doorstep, Basildon is a popular town for commuters working in the capital. Buses can take you across the county meaning its a popular base for working people.
2. Community spirit
Basildon residents rally together when there is a problem. Fundraising, helping the needy and looking out for one another.
3. Parks and open spaces
Gloucester Park, Lake Meadows, Wat Tyler Country Park, Wickford memorial park, Basildon has its share of quiet places to walk the dog, take the kids or escape for a lunch break.
4. Down to Earth, friendly people
In Basildon, if you fall over in the street someone will help you. If youre ten pence short for a parking ticket, someone will offer you the money. The people are friendly and welcoming wherever you go.
5. Family attractions
As a town with lots of young families, Basildon has plenty of places for parents to take their children. Whether its a walk through the park to feed the ducks or escaping the beautiful British weather indoors theres lots to keep them occupied.
6. Sporting Village
Basildon has something a bit different in the shape of the Sporting Village. As well as a swimming pool and gym, it boasts a huge climbing wall right at the heart of the building.
7. The Basildon sign
Love it or hate it, the much-parodied Basildon sign has become a firm fixture of the towns character.
8. Towngate theatre
Where else would you go to see the panto in Basildon?
9. Festival Leisure
Whether you want a meal with friends, cinema, bowling or a night out clubbing the Festival Leisure Park, or Bas Vegas as it is affectionately known, has it all in one place.
10. New Holland Tractors
The New Holland Tractor site is one of Basildons landmarks with rows of gleaming tractors lined up outside. Manufacturing for more than 50 years, it is truly one of the towns biggest success stories.
Getting around Basildon.
The two main roads from London to Southend, the A13 and A127, pass to the south and north of the town respectively. Both are important commuter trunk roads, and also allow easy access to the M25 and the rest of the motorway network. Locally, the A13 gives access to Pitsea and Vange, and the A127 gives access to the town centre and Laindon.
Education in Basildon
- Basildon Lower Academy
- De La Salle Catholic School
- Woodlands School
- James Hornsby School
- Basildon Upper Academy
Offering great Ofsted reports, your child can gain a great education throughout all areas in Basildon, Laindon, Pitsea and all surrounding areas.
Things to do in Basildon
Offering a great day out, Basildon has several family day out venues including the Towngate Theatre, Drop Zone Trampoline park and many outdoor parks including the newly developed Gloucester Gate, Northlands Park and Lake Meadows Park.
House Prices in Basildon
- Average flat sale in Basildon £140,676
- Detached £344,623
- Noak Bridge (£237,406)
- Langdon Hills (£297,787)
- Laindon (£226,009)
Our Director Brian King believes that 'Basildon is an up and coming area for first time buyers and buy to let investors. With new developments such as Cherrydown East, Trafford House, and Gloucester Gate, commuters have a great choice in where to live.'