If you are organising removals to Loughton, this affluent Essex town offers the best of both worlds – town and country living. It has the beautiful Epping Forest on its doorstep, and is also on London’s Central Line, so it is perfect location for city workers who like to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.
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Meanwhile, if you are moving to Loughton, here are some of the benefits of living in this attractive commuter town.
Loughton is an upmarket place to live with some beautiful homes, especially in the Hills area which is the most desirable place to live in the town. The town itself has a history that can be traced back to the Iron Age, and an ancient camp with a millstone was discovered in the forest in the 1870s. In the 1600’s this former village grew rapidly when it became a stop-over for travellers journeying from London to East Anglia; and its coaching inns provided welcome accommodation.
Nowadays, along with Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell, it forms part of the ‘golden triangle’ attracting actors, celebrities and footballers. Indeed, two of the shops in the High Street – Bella Sorella and With Love Jessica – are owned by cast members of the reality TV series ‘The Only Way is Essex’.
The Essex town, which has a population of 30,000, is a popular place to live for those who want to be close to London but don’t want to pay the high prices that city living commands. It has its own tube station, just over 35 minutes from Oxford Circus, and is close to the M11 (to Cambridge) and M25 (to London).
Housing in Loughton
Loughton has some fantastic areas to live including the Hills, also known as Little Cornwall, which lies closest to the forest and has some very impressive houses. These include those in Sparelease Hill, Tycehurst Hill, and Alderton Hill, which are seen as the most upmarket streets in Loughton. If you are looking to live on a more modern estate, Goldings Manor and Great Woodcote Park are both new estates. Meanwhile, if you prefer to find more affordable, reasonably priced accommodation, Debden is regarded as an up and coming area.
Attractions in Loughton
Perhaps surprisingly for a town of this size, Loughton does have a handful of attractions. This includes the British Postal Museum Store, which has all sorts of exhibits including post boxes and post office vehicles. If you are a rail enthusiast, you will occasionally get a chance to look round the old signal box near the tube station, and for music lovers there’s an interesting jazz archive in the library.
Loughton has some excellent schools with a good mix of state, independent and religious schools. Oakland Schools is a private, co-educational school for pupils aged 2 – 11 years, and if you are happy to school your children further afield, there are private secondary schools in Chigwell, Walthamstow and Woodford Green. The town also has various colleges of higher education including the E15 Acting School which is part of the University of Essex.
Sport in Loughton
If you are moving to Loughton and love the great outdoors, one of the main attractions is the 12 mile long Epping Forest, also known as ‘The People’s Forest’. This is a haven for joggers, mountain bikers, walkers and horse riders (riders need to be registered with forest conservators before using the forest). In addition to this, Loughton has a golf club, a Leisure Centre with a swimming pool and gym, a tennis club (with four synthetic grass courts), a bowls club, and a cricket club. And, if you are keen to follow in the footsteps of the professionals, the town also has a number of football clubs.
Shopping and Nightlife
Loughton has a number of interesting independent shops including chain stores and some great boutiques to splash out in. In addition to this, there are various cafes, bars and pubs, including the Nu-Bar which opens to 2am and has DJs and live music. LuXe Essex is another well-frequented night spot, with a VIP bar.