If you are moving house to Billericay, this small, commuter town is seen as a desirable place to live with its bustling high street and green spaces. And, what better way to get your move off to the right start than arranging your home contents move with a well-established reputable Essex firm? Chelmsford based Greens Removals have 40 years’ experience in all types of relocations including office, home and specialist moves. Click on the link below to find out more about how we can help you settle in your new home.
Meanwhile, this article looks at some of the key benefits of moving to the attractive town of Billericay, Essex.
Just a 30 minute train ride to London’s Liverpool Street, Billericay is a sought after place to live and combines town and country living. It has a history that dates back to the Bronze Age and ancient burial mounds have been found in Norsey Wood. In the Middle Ages, it was seen as a stop-over place for pilgrims travelling to Canterbury and a number of inns and coach houses sprang up in the area. Fast forward to the late 19th century and the population continued to grow after a railway line was established in the town, connecting the town with London to the west and Southend to the east.
Things to See in Billericay
If you are moving house to Billericay, one of the most popular attractions is the Basildon Council run Norsey Wood nature reserve which has been declared an ancient monument and Site of Special Scientific Interest. It receives around 60,000 visitors a year and is popular place for walking, picnicking and educational visits, plus various special events are held here throughout the year. Other places of interest include the Cater Museum on the High Street, which houses old photographs and artefacts of Billericay, a World War Two exhibition, and Victorian rooms to wander in. Outside of town, Barleylands is popular with families and includes a farm centre, museum and craft village.
Housing in Billericay
Billericay is such a sought after location because it is a commuter town offering better value for money than London house prices. It has a selection of homes from impressive five, six or seven bedroom homes on the exclusive Norsey Road (which backs onto Norsey Wood), to country homes with meadow and woodland views, and more moderately priced detached and semi-detached family homes, flats and terraces.
Shopping in Billericay
The High Street has a good mix of chain stores and independent shops including the Cook Shop, selling high quality cakes and gourmet meals, a pet shop, cycle shops and various clothing stores. If you want to stock up on your weekly groceries, Waitrose can be found in the High Street. For seasonal gifts, the town hosts a Christmas Market where you can buy items of interest and treat yourself at the same time!
Schools in Billericay
If you are moving to Billericay with older children, the town has some good secondary schools. Among them are Billericay School, which specialises in maths and computing, and Mayflower High School, specialising in maths, science and modern languages. St John’s School is an independent co-educational secondary school on Stock Road, catering for pupils aged 3-16 years.
Nightlife in Billericay
Do you like to hit the town for a night out? If so, you won’t be disappointed as Billericay is a lively place to live with plenty of pubs and bars, (among them the Red Lion, Chequers, White Hart and Stewart’s Bar). It is also a great town for eating out as you will be spoiled for choice, with a host of eating establishments to choose from including Chinese, Thai, Indian and Italian restaurants.
Transport in Billericay
Billericay has its own train station which is just a few minutes from the high street and offers regular services to and from London Liverpool Street. Bus services also operate between Billericay and a number of Essex towns such as Brentwood, Basildon, Chelmsford and Wickford.