Colchester - one of the cheapest places to live if you commute to London.

We have spoken before about how Colchester is a popular place to live and how more people are moving to the town. The surrounding areas are becoming urbanised as housing developers move in to make more residential areas, as well as new primary and secondary schools being built to accommodate the families. With this growth, comes rising house prices and desire to move away from the City.

Palmer and Partners is a premium estate agents in Colchester, with branches in Clacton-on-Sea, Ipswich and Sudbury. Having been established in the town since 2004, we know the area well and have enjoyed seeing the changes in the housing market and the desire to move into the town.

Buying property is the hardest decision you’re likely to make. Finding the perfect home is no mean feat. It’s something you find you can’t compromise on - even down to the smallest details. After all, you’re spending a lot of money on it. You shouldn’t have to. Our agents are professional and experts in the field, they will know the most suitable properties based on your requirements.

Interestingly, there was an article in the local paper this morning about the popularity of Colchester in relation to the cost of commuting into London. While train tickets seem to increase constantly, it has been found that Colchester is in fact tenth on the list of the least expensive places to live if you want to commute to London. We recently wrote an article detailing average house prices in Colchester, and compared to our other areas that we serve, the town is the most expensive due to those links to London.

The list was comprised by CBRE: United Kingdom and it has taken into account; the price of a season ticket, average house prices in the area, and the time it takes to travel to the capital. Colchester has an average property price of £242,752. Of course, if you’re after a 5 bedroom detached house, it is likely you will pay more than this! The price of a standard season ticket for Greater Anglia trains is roughly £5,412 with an average travel of 52 minutes. That is astonishingly quick and the price is a small price to pay for having the chance to escape the city at the weekends.

Living in Colchester gives everyone the opportunity to escape to experience rural life during their down time as there are plenty of rural villages and seaside towns nearby to fully embrace the freedom of not residing in a heavily urban area.

We currently have an abundance of fantastic properties for sale and let in Colchester, and the surrounding villages. To see what is currently on the market in Colchester, follow this link.

Palmer and Partners estate agents always conduct their work with integrity and honesty. We are situated in Crouch Street, which is at the heart of Colchester town. As a local estate and lettings agent, we are in a favourable position as our team all live in the area and are extremely knowledgeable. They will assist you at every step of the journey and will liaise with both parties. If you’re looking to find a new property, get in touch today to find out how we can assist you.