A Guide To Living In Shenfield

The Perfect Place For Your Next Home Move In 2020

Shenfield has exploded in interest since plans were announced to bring Crossrail here. Find out more about this attractive Essex area.

If you’re looking for a rural, villagey area of Essex to live in with close ties to London, then Shenfield has to be on your shortlist. As a former village, it now appears more suburban and is incredibly popular with commuters, particularly with the introduction of Crossrail’s the Elizabeth line stopping here. House prices are looking strong in Shenfield, with an average current value of £742,452 and 38 sales completed in the last twelve months. If Shenfield sounds like the area you might be looking for in your next move, read on to learn more!
Increased Investment

Ever since the announcement that Shenfield would be on the Crossrail line, commuters and buy-to-let investors from in and outside of the capital have flocked here to snap up properties within walking distance of the station. 12 trains an hour will be delivered to the capital in peak periods, with quick journey times from as little as 41 minutes to Liverpool Street, 49 minutes to Bond Street and 78 minutes to Heathrow Airport. Slightly rundown areas outside of the station are due a facelift thanks to the arrival of Crossrail, and there are plans to create a piazza space next to the pedestrian entrance.

Other Transport Links

Aside from the railway, Shenfield is well placed just off the A12, connecting you easily with East London or out through the north east of Essex through Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and on to the beautiful Suffolk coastline. You can also get to the M25 at Junction 28.

Outstanding Schools

Families considering a move here will be tempted by the calibre of schools in the area. Shenfield offers an outstanding primary school, namely Shenfield St. Marys Church of England Primary, and an Ofsted-rated ‘good’ secondary at St Martins, Brentwood. Additionally, there are two popular private schools, Herington House and Brentwood School in the area.

Local Amenities

Although once a village, Shenfield offers far more than just a post office and a village shop. The main street is located on Hutton Road which is filled with independent shops such as the butchers and delicatessen, alongside pretty cafes, restaurants, beauty salons and amenities such as banks and Tesco Express. There’s plenty to occupy you on a Saturday morning stroll, but if you want to go further afield, then Chelmsford or Romford are both just a short journey away.

Property Stock

Shenfield estate agents explain that many of the area’s homes were built from the 1920s at the earliest, although there are some period properties available in the site of the old village near St Mary’s Church. Semis and detached properties make up most of the housing stock in the area, which makes it an ideal place for families to live in, although be aware that homes are particularly sought-after within school catchment areas.

If you’re interested in viewing properties, then register with some local estate agents and take a drive around the area so you get to know it a little better. Shenfield could be the perfect place for your next move in 2020!