Looking for a new home in Braintree?

Living in North Essex has several great advantages. Braintree, Colchester, Chelmsford, London Stansted Airport, and London Liverpool Street are all easily accessible by road and rail. A new home near Braintree has the advantage of easy access to Hertfordshire and Suffolk, with two key routes, the A120 and the A131, bypassing the town. Braintree is a town with excellent shops and amenities, and Braintree Village, on the south east edge of town, is a purpose-built retail outlet and family entertainment venue, with its own station, Braintree Freeport.

Living in Braintree

Travel and transport

Braintree is in a convenient location for national and international travel. It’s approximately halfway between Colchester, Chelmsford and Bishop’s Stortford, with convenient commuting routes on the A120, which connects with the M11, and the A12. London Stansted Airport is just 18 miles away, an easy 24-minute journey. The train journey from Braintree to London Liverpool Street takes just over an hour, making this a very popular home town for commuters.

Local information

As well as the town centre facilities, Braintree Village is a shopping area with around 90 retail outlets. With its own station, and a Cineworld, it’s a convenient self-contained venue. The town itself has a mainly pedestrianised high street, two markets that operate twice a week, and two Tesco Superstores. For the cultural side of life, there is a theatre, museum and arts centre. Green space just out of town includes the Great Notley Country Park.