SOUTHEND Area Guide

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Located along the picturesque Essex coastline, Southend has become a highly sought-after destination for homebuyers. Not only does it have an abundance of seaside charm and a good range of local amenities, but it also has excellent transport links, with London just an hour’s train ride away. Read on to find out more about living in Southend.

Things to do in Southend

You’ll find many things to do in Southend, whatever your interests. The town’s beautiful beaches and famous pier provide endless opportunities for seaside strolls and picnics, whilst thrill seekers can try their hand at watersports like jet skiing and kite surfing. Southend has a vibrant cultural scene too, with a number of theatres, galleries and live performances to enjoy. The Cliffs Pavilion is the biggest performing arts venue in the Essex area and showcases more than 300 performances every year.

Southend is very family-friendly, with countless amusement arcades, mini-golf courses, and fun rides at Adventure Island. Plus, with plenty of restaurants and cafes, not to mention fantastic fish and chip shops, you’ll never go hungry here. Southend’s bustling town centre offers a diverse range of eateries to cater to every palate. If you’re looking to enjoy a spot of retail therapy, you’ll find an array of shopping options, from high-street brands to boutique stores.

Southend Properties


Why not use the property search tool on our website and start your search for your dream home in this fabulous town.

  • Branksome Road, Southend-on-Sea

    £500,000 Guide Price
    Detached Bungalow
    Southend-on-Sea
    *DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH PLANNING PERMISSION* Hair & Son offer this vacant detached bungalow occupying a Southerly plot situated in a central location within close proximity of local amenities. With planning permission approved for the construction of four, two storey dwelling houses and pa...
  • Glynde Way, Southend-on-Sea

    £480,000 Guide Price
    3
    1
    Detached House
    Southend-on-Sea
    NO ONWARD CHAIN. Substantial extended three bedroom detached house in this very sought after location perfectly positioned for schools and access to Thorpe Bay and Southchurch with the mainline railway station within easy reach. Great size lounge and extended dining room, gas heating and double glaz...
  • Rutland Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

    £450,000 Guide Price
    3
    2
    Semi-Detached House
    Southend-on-Sea
    NO ONWARD CHAIN. Versatile three bedroom home extended and enjoying a west backing garden. Spacious living room and large kitchen. Ground floor shower room and first floor bathroom. Great location for the railway station and parks, double glazing and gas central heating. Upvc sun lounge to the rear....
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Local property market


With its stunning coastal setting, fantastic local amenities, and excellent transport links, it’s no surprise that properties in Southend are in high demand. There’s an eclectic mix of properties for sale, ranging from modern apartments on the seafront to elegant period homes in the sought-after area of Thorpe Bay.

The property market in Southend has remained robust over the years, with homes here still highly sought-after. Properties in this coastal town had an overall average price of £359,622 over the last year. The majority of sales were flats, which sold for an average price of £227,753. Terraced properties sold for £344,968 on average, whilst semi-detached properties fetched £432,590. Overall, sold property prices in Southend climbed 4% on the previous year and 12% on 2020’s peak of £320,021. As you can see, buying a property in Southend can prove to be a fantastic investment in the long term.

Southend is the ideal place to call home, whether you’re a beach lover seeking a seaside retreat, a family looking for excellent schools and amenities, or a commuter in search of convenient transport links to London. Get in touch with our team of property experts to start your search for your perfect home today.

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