With its easy transport links into London, especially for those working in the city, Essex has for a long time been considered a desirable place to live. Although it is sometimes jealously described as new money, what is certain is that it is a wealthy county compared to others in the UK. Therefore we have created this list, running from five to one of the most expensive places to buy property in Essex.
Making our top 5 of most expensive places is Woodford Green, where an average property will set you back £543,000.
The area adjoins South Woodford to the south and is also close to Stratford for shopping and Epping Forest.
The fourth most expensive town in Essex, is Epping with a property costing on average £546,000.
This is a market town and lies 17 miles north east of central London. The market there is held every Monday and dates back to 1253. This means the town also contains many historical buildings, which are Grade I and Grade II listed. Epping also is situated on the central line making access to London easy and and has a population of 11,500. As the name suggests, it is also also very close to Epping Forest.
Third on our list is Buckhurst Hill, where an average property will cost you £554,000
Buckhurst Hill is also on the Central Line with keeps makes it an attractive place to live for commuters and keeps property prices up. It is also close to Epping Forest.
Coming in at number 2 on our list is the upmarket town of Chigwell with an average property price according to Zoopla of £628,000
The area is considered wealthy, contains many detached houses and has a population of 12,500.
The most expensive place to buy property in Essex and top of our list is Ingastone, with an average house price of £656,000.
It has good transport links and is considered to have good schools. It also has a quiet village feel to the place, bordering on posh. Indeed it is the first village on the Liverpool Street line into London, everything before it are large town again making it desirable for commuters.