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Why Clacton? 5 Reasons To Move To Clacton-On-Sea

If you like the traditional British seaside vibe, Clacton is a great choice. Famous in the 50s and 60s, it’s quieter now but still has a great pier, fun arcades, and beautiful beaches.

Recently, more people are moving away from busy city life to enjoy Clacton’s calm atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a relaxed beach lifestyle, Clacton on Sea might be your next home. Here are six reasons why it’s a good move.

1. Great house prices

Property prices have fluctuated a lot over the past few years due to events like Brexit and the pandemic. While their effects are still noticeable, the housing market has been growing in the last few months.

Clacton has also seen its property prices increase. Currently, the average price for a home in Clacton is £242,000. Over the past year, most home sales in Clacton-On-Sea were detached houses, which sold at an average of £326,175. Semi-detached homes sold for about £246,820, while flats went for around £136,012.

If you’re looking to move to Clacton-On-Sea, there are several attractive neighbourhoods to consider. East Clacton is a top choice, known for its lovely Victorian terraces, proximity to the train station, and a short walk to the seafront and town centre. The Esplanade is another desirable area, offering properties with stunning ocean views. Expect to pay a bit more in these popular areas.

2. Affordable Renting

Thinking about renting? Clacton-on-Sea has lots to offer whether you’re looking for an apartment, a big family home, or just a room for yourself.

Renting here lets you see what life in Clacton-on-Sea is really like before you decide to buy. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly choice in Essex, giving you more for your money compared to other places in the county.

Here’s what you need to know about renting costs:

      • Average rent: Expect to pay about £1,134 a month – that’s less than what you’d usually find in Essex.

      • Variety of homes: From one-bedroom flats costing around £806 a month to spacious four-bedroom houses at about £1,550 monthly, there’s something for everyone.

         

      3. Essex’s New Business Hub

      Clacton is rapidly transforming from a seaside resort into a busy business hub, attracting businesses with its lower rents and rates compared to other Essex cities like Chelmsford and Colchester.

      Additional support from programs like the BEST Growth Hub helps new businesses flourish.

      4. Life in Clacton

      Travel and Transport:

      • Key Routes: Accessible via A12, with A120 and A133 connections.

      • Nearby Locations: Colchester and Harwich (18 miles), Chelmsford (40+ miles), Ipswich (30 miles).

      • Train Travel: About 30 minutes to Colchester, 1.5 hours to London Liverpool Street.

      • Airport: Stansted Airport is 50 miles west.

      Local Amenities:

      • Shopping: Waterglade Retail Park, Brook Retail Park, Clacton Shopping Village.

      • Groceries: Variety of supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, ALDI, Lidl, and Morrisons.

      • Entertainment: Century Cinema for movies, a leisure centre for sports, and West Cliff Theatre for live events.

      5. Education

      If you have children, you’ll be pleased to know the area is packed with fantastic schools. To make a well-informed decision, start researching before you even begin to box up your belongings. Here’s a quick rundown on how to find the best schools:

      • Gov. uk Website: This is a super easy way to explore the local schools in Clacton on Sea. It provides info on how each school is rated based on their most recent Ofsted reports.
      • Locrating: A handy tool to quickly see all the schools in the Clacton on Sea area along with their respective Ofsted scores.

      These websites are full of info on Clacton on Sea’s schools.

      The town follows Essex’s two-tier education system, meaning there are plenty of choices for your children—from 24 primary schools to seven secondary schools catering to 11-16-year-olds.

      In terms of primary schools, places like Engaines Primary School and Nursery, Holland Haven Primary School, Kirby Primary Academy, and Oakwood Infant and Nursery School have all earned ‘Good’ ratings from Ofsted.

      For secondary education, take a look at Clacton County High School. It’s got a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted and even boasts Academy status.

      Older students, over 16, can pick from six college and sixth-form options with Clacton County High School standing out again for its Ofsted report.

      Considering a move to Clacton-on-Sea?

       This seaside town offers everything from beautiful beaches to diverse shopping opportunities, with a variety of homes available for every taste.

      Looking to buy or sell a house in Clacton-on-Sea? 

      Our office on Connaught Avenue is set up to help you buy or sell your home swiftly and with expert advice.

      If you’re selling, we use smart marketing to get your property noticed by buyers. If you’re buying, we help you understand the market and help you find your ideal home.

      Interested? Call us or fill out the quick form on our website.

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