LEIGH-ON-SEA Area Guide

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Leigh on Sea is a picturesque coastal town located in Essex. Offering a unique blend of seaside charm, a rich heritage, and a vibrant community, it has long been an appealing place to live. Residents benefit from excellent schools, great transport links to London, and a wide selection of independent shops and dining options. Read on to find out more about living in Leigh on Sea.

Things to do in Leigh on Sea

There exists a diverse choice of things to do in Leigh on Sea, whether you’re looking for seaside activities for the family, great shopping or dining, or you’re keen to discover the town’s rich maritime history. The town’s lovely sandy beach is perfect for a day of relaxation, picnicking, or building sandcastles. There’s wide range of watersports available too, including paddleboarding, kayaking, and windsurfing. Alternatively, explore the quaint cobbled streets in Old Leigh. Enjoy a drink in one of the historic pubs or sample fresh seafood at the renowned cockle sheds.

Leigh on Sea is renowned for its peaceful seaside atmosphere; however, with London easily reachable via train or road, you can explore one of the world’s most vibrant cities whenever you choose. From exploring world-class museums like the British Museum and the Tate Modern to enjoying West End theatre productions, there’s plenty to captivate your interests in London.

Leigh-on-sea Properties


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  • Glenwood Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea

    £700,000 Guide Price
    6
    3
    Detached House
    Leigh-on-Sea
    An exceptional extended six/seven bedroom home finished to a very high standard with such versatile accommodation, just breath taking from the moment you enter. What an absolute gem and the size of the rooms and finish need to be seen to be believed. Fantastic location for schools and access to coun...
  • Picketts Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea

    £435,000 Guide Price
    3
    1
    Semi-Detached House
    Leigh-on-Sea
    Hair & Son offer this wonderful family home which has been improved and extended for modern living. With three bedrooms, modern shower room, a stunning open plan kitchen-diner, utility room & wc, landscaped rear garden, off street parking for several cars and convenient for Belfairs Woods an...
  • Leighview Drive, Leigh-on-Sea

    £399,950 Guide Price
    2
    1
    Semi-Detached Bungalow
    Leigh-on-Sea
    Hair & Son offer this good size semi detached bungalow set in a sought after cul-de-sac. With two bedrooms, lounge/diner, shower room and kitchen opening into a good size modern conservatory. Backing onto Blenheim Park in Leigh-on-sea and close to good schools. Potential to extend and improve.
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Local property market


The property market in Leigh on Sea has remained robust, with homes here still highly sought-after. With its picturesque coastal setting, historic charm, and excellent amenities, it’s no surprise that the town is a prime location for those looking to buy or invest in property. There’s an eclectic mix of properties for sale in Leigh on Sea, ranging from period cottages in Old Leigh to modern apartments with incredible sea views. House prices here have climbed steadily over the years, with properties having an overall average price of £462,791 over the last year. Overall, sold prices increased 2% compared with the previous year and 16% since 2020.

Most sales in Leigh on Sea during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for £496,502 on average. Terraced homes sold for an average of £429,610 whilst flats fetched around £266,576. As you can see, buying a property in Leigh on Sea can prove to a fantastic investment in the long-term.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect family home in a peaceful residential area, or a modern apartment overlooking the sea, you can expect to find your dream property in Leigh on Sea.

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