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Moving to Essex | Halstead Removals

Greens Removals have assisted people with household and commercial moves for over 40 years and have an extensive knowledge of Essex and the surrounding area. If you are thinking of moving to Halstead, Essex based Greens Removals can offer you competitively priced removals.

Halstead is a town located in the Braintree District of Essex, near to both Colchester and Sudbury. This small and safe town is known for its interesting historical background and beautiful river which flows through the centre of the town. The strong sense of community and the welcoming atmosphere of Halstead are two of the reasons why people choose to move to Halstead. Here Greens Removals highlights some of the best things about Halstead as an informative guide for people thinking of moving to this Essex town.

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About Halstead

Halstead is an attractive and traditional market town which boasts a huge wealth of shops, restaurants and stunning walks with plenty of wildlife. This historic town used to be a Roman settlement, from which it has grown steadily to now have a population of over 11,000. Halstead has also received numerous awards over the years, including the Silver-Gilt status after being judged against other communities across 6 different counties of the East. They also received a Local Roots award for their strongly demonstrated pride in their history.

Things to Do

Halstead has a good number of sports facilities, including several playing fields, a leisure centre and a swimming pool. The town also has a strong sense of community which is best shown at the Empire, the local and popular theatre which is often used for weekly bingo and live theatre shows. Clubs and organisations can be found all around Halstead, for people of all ages to get involved with.


If you are moving to Halstead you may already know that it is arguably one of the most scenic towns in Essex with its Victorian style homes and picturesque countryside. However, house prices here are significantly lower than many other part of the county, and are also much cheaper than the nearby towns of Colne Engaine, Gosfield, and Earls Colne.  A semi-detached property costs around £200,000 and detached houses cost around £320,000.  


Trains regularly run to and from Halstead, with half hourly trains running to Liverpool Street each day, taking just 55 minutes. Halstead is also just half an hour from Ipswich, and 19 minutes from Sudbury by train. By car it is just an hour away from Cambridge, and 50 minutes away from Ipswich, making it an ideal town for commuters with its easy city connections.


Halstead is home to three primary schools and one secondary school, all of which are of a very high standard. Ramsey Academy is one of the most improved schools in Essex, which showed record breaking results from its pupils in 2014. Here they teach students to “be the best you can be”. The Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Halstead teaches a similar message to the young children, and has a close knit community and welcoming environment where the children’s young minds are stimulated and grown.

Halstead is home to many boutiques, charity shops and beauty salons, where you can relax and be pampered. Shops in Halstead are varied, and the town centre has shops to cater to each individual’s needs, from pet stores to high end jewellery shops. Halstead also has a weekly market that sells a range of local produce, including fresh veg, honey, cheese and pies, and dried fruit and nuts. Here they also sell small gifts such as bags, knitting supplies and craft items.

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