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Basildon is the largest town in the borough of the same name, located in the county of Essex. Located 32 miles (51km) east of central London, this town was developed after WWII to accommodate the overspill from London. The rolling countryside and nearby quaint medieval towns make it a scenic delight. The area’s redevelopment project, the new sporting village and proposal of new homes, makes Basildon an appealing location. The excellent links to the City of London in under 40 minutes and connections to London Southend Airport for a quick getaway is ideal.
Culture in Basildon
The Wat Tyler Country Park is a must-see with idyllic grounds, preserved thatched cottages and a miniature railway. Another top choice is the Racing and River Boat Museum for a fun day out. Basildon is fortunate to have a local radio station, broadcasting from Eastgate Shopping Centre, and is a great local source of knowledge and entertainment.
Things to do in Basildon
The bustling town centre high street and an array of shops in the Eastgate and Westgate shopping complexes are popular with locals. Try the Empire Cinema to catch a film with friends or for those with a more sporty inclination try indoor climbing or water-skiing and jet-skiing at the fantastic Wakeboarding Complex.
Student Life in Basildon
Basildon is within travelling distance to London Universities and the University of Essex, which is a diverse place to study with students from over 130 countries and well-known for its social sciences. There are also a number of further education colleges to choose from, South Essex College (with a new campus in Basildon) and Havering College. Students are known to enjoy the area's good selection of bars, clubs and restaurants, helping them to unwind from their arduous studies!
Buying in Basildon
Property prices have steadily increased in Essex but Basildon has seen a significant increase mainly because of the redevelopment work in the town and the affluence of nearby Chelmsford. There is a good selection of period homes, Victorian and Edwardian, and more contemporary homes and bungalows. Basildon really is an area to watch.
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