The county of Essex is situated in the east of England and has a population of over 1.7 million people. The county town of Essex is Chelmsford and the county shares borders with Greater London, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Kent. Average house prices are lower than the national average at £243,000. A detached house can cost around £358,000 and a flat can cost £141,000. Average monthly rental costs in the area are around £922. The close proximity of Essex to London means it is a popular area for London commuters to live. 17% of Essex’s working population commutes into London by rail every day. Road and rail links from the county into the centre of London are good. Stansted Airport is situated in Essex and provides many domestic and international flights. more
The economy in Essex is greater in the south. Harlow is a centre for electronics, science and pharmaceutical companies. Telent plc is one of the largest employers in Chelmsford and Brentwood is home to the Ford Motor Company’s European headquarters. Several areas in Essex are considered to be deprived, lacking basic amenities, in particular Clacton, Southend and the Brooklands and Grasslands areas of Jaywick. Brentwood and Ingatestone in South West Essex are considered the most affluent areas, this is mainly due to the popularity of London commuters residing here. The popularity of these areas affects house prices and the price of buying a house in South West Essex can be much higher than the rest of Essex.
Lakeside Shopping Centre is situated in Thurrock. With almost 2,600,000 square feet of retail space Lakeside is one of the largest shopping areas within a single location in Europe. Other places of interest in Essex include Waltham Abbey, Colchester Castle and the East Anglian Railway Museum. Essex also offers 350 miles of coast, the longest stretch of coast in the UK. There are several traditional seaside resorts dotted along the coast, which are popular with British families.
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|Largest County City:||Southend-on-Sea|
|Population density:||467 / km²|