Best areas to live in Basildon
Basildon is home to both suburban villages and towns that bustle with people and amenities, and rural hamlets that offer the peace and quiet of countryside living, all within close proximity to central London.
Billericay is a commuter town just 6.7 miles from Basildon and 34 miles from central London. An affluent area with a wealth of secondary schools, sports clubs, shops and amenities, average property prices in Billericay stand at £490,854. The town is steeped in history and jam-packed with beautiful period properties and green spaces like Lake Meadows Park and Mill Meadows.
A built-up suburban district serviced by a train station, Laindon boasts many schools and green spaces like Victoria Park and Markhams Chase, and is thus popular among families. Its proximity to central London also means that many residents are commuters making the most of Laindon’s affordable property prices, which average at £310,276.
Burnt Mills is a built-up residential and industrial area north east of Basildon, just 33 miles from central London. It is one of Basildon’s most affordable suburbs, with average property prices standing at £263,147, and is thus extremely popular among commuters and young professionals. Local gyms, restaurants, garages and schools in Burnt Mills, plus nearby parks, means that residents benefit from a wealth of amenities.
Langdon Hills is a small, quiet town, perfect for families. It boasts two schools, a village church and a picturesque nature reserve, and is less than 30 miles from central London. Offering the buzz of city living and the peacefulness of the countryside, average property prices in Langdon Hills sit at £415,551.
A quaint housing estate in Laindon, Noak Bridge appeals to commuters because of its accessibility via the A127, its proximity to central London, and its affordable property prices, which average at £383,207. It boasts a small primary school, village hall, medical centre and shops, along with the 20-acre Noak Bridge Nature Reserve.