Posted: 20 December 2017 by Higgins Homes
Location, location, location – for many people, when it comes to buying property, that’s what it’s all about. For buyers seeking an ideal location in Essex then Loughton is fast becoming one of the most popular places to be. Whether you’re working in London but want to live somewhere leafier, or you’re keen to settle in an area with plenty to offer, Loughton is one of the most sought after locations in Essex. Here’s why.
1. London is just a short train ride away
It takes just 35 minutes to get from Loughton to the hustle and bustle of the centre of the capital. There are two stations in the town - Loughton station and Debden station – and both are in Zone 6. Loughton is also very convenient for drivers, with both the M25 and M11 within easy reach.
2. You’re surrounded by green
Epping Forest is virtually on the doorstep. If your idea of the perfect place to live is somewhere with plenty of green space then Epping Forest makes Loughton the place to be. Walking in the woodland here makes you feel a million miles from the busy crowds of London so if that’s a balance you need in your life Loughton has a lot to offer.
3. Shop, dine, drink, pamper
Along Loughton’s High Road you’ll find plenty of shops, from chain stores to independent boutiques, as well as coffee shops, cafes and restaurants that are great for catching up with friends or a date night out. There are also plenty of local salons to make sure you can get your pamper fix or if you’re more of a shopaholic then Westfield Stratford City is just 20 minutes by Tube.
4. Families feel at home
There is a good selection of schools in the area and a vibrant local community that’s very welcoming to children. The first Sunday of every month sees a local farmer’s market in the town and parts of Loughton still have a small, community village feel.
5. There are lots of ways to join in
Loughton is a place with plenty of options for those looking to join in. Whether you’re keen to get fit by joining a yoga or spin class, or you want to join a local community group, such as the Epping Forest Food Bank, there is a lot of choice.