Clacton-on-Sea – a mix of apartments, medium sized detached homes and retirement bungalows.
Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and is situated in Essex, eastern England. It is a seaside resort that saw a peak of tourists between the 1950s and 1970s and the town's economy continues to rely significantly on entertainment and day-trip facilities.
The north-west part of the town has two business/industrial parks which provides many of the employment opportunities, as does the Port of Harwich.
Clacton has expanded substantially since the 1980s, with new housing estates on the rural margins of town, and some brownfield developments. Many residents commute to Colchester, Witham, Chelmsford or London and there is also a large retired population in Clacton-on-Sea.
Clacton-on-Sea is at the end of the A133 road which connects it with Colchester.
The town is served by Clacton-on-Sea railway station (90 minutes to London Liverpool Street station) and you can also easily reach London with National Express Coach services.
There is a good bus route network within Clacton, making Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze easily accessible.
It also has an airfield which has been active since its use by the RAF during the Second World War.
Clacton has a pleasure pier, arcades, a golf course and caravan parks. The town and its beaches are still popular with tourists in summer and there is an annual carnival and Clacton Airshow in August.
Clacton has a shopping area with many of the usual national chains represented, and a Factory Shopping Village to the north of the town. There are also two theatres, the West Cliff and the Princes.
The town is served by three secondary schools, Clacton Coastal Academy, Clacton County High School and Tendring Enterprise Studio School. It has several junior schools.
When moving home it should be possible to find all the necessary support locally with several estate agents, solicitors and banks based on Station Road. Although it may be easier to find a surveyor on PropertyHeads or to use a regional company.
Jaywick Sands lays just 2 miles to the west of Clacton-on-Sea. This is one of the older developments in the area, consisting mainly of holiday homes and there are plans for considerable redevelopment around the town. Jaywick’s main housing areas are divided into the Tudor Estate area, in the north, and Brooklands in the south west.
The average cost for a 4 bedroom detached property in Jaywick Sands is £250,000, whereas a 1 bedroom flat is available for £100,000.
Holland-on-Sea is a seaside village just north east of Clacton on Sea. It has several independent shops, churches and a long stretch of beach making it very desirable location for families. A 3 bedroom detached property in Holland on Sea will range in price from £300,000 to £350,000. 2 bedroom flats with a sea view are available for £200,000
Little Clacton is a picturesque village to the north west of Clacton-on-Sea. The village hosts a variety of local shops to satisfy every day needs and there is a regular bus service in to the main town. This is population retirement location and many of the properties here are bungalows. 3 bedroom bungalows range from £320,000 to £350,000.
If you opt to stay in a more central location, a 3 bedroom detached house in the older parts of town will cost around £250,000 and sea-front 1 bedroom flats range from around £150,000 to £170,000.