Appealing area to live combining a rural town feel with good transport links
Hornchurch is an area in Essex combining an idyllic mix of a rural town feel with the practical benefits of good rail access to London and proximity to other transport links such as major roads.
Hornchurch in general
The Hornchurch area is some 15 miles north-east of central London and just south of Romford which offers an appealing mix of a smaller town feel with plenty of green space along with many amenities.
Areas to rent property
Your needs such as, access to commuting links may inform your decision. For example, if you use overground trains a lot and prefer to be nearer more amenities, then being in the North Hornchurch area would be desirable to be near Romford for the extra facilities and railway station. Emerson Park is another good, albeit pricey, location for transport as trains can be caught here for London instead of having to go to Romford or Upminster.
While much of the Hornchurch housing stock is interwar semis with some 1960s bungalows, there is a reasonable range of property types in the area ranging from small flats up to sizeable mansions.
There are smaller properties situated in handy to live areas such as the centre of town including flats and Victorian terraces, while an area like Emerson Park is the place to look if you can afford a higher monthly rent and fancy something leafier and larger (if any are available).
Work with your local lettings agent
Once you have a feel for the area of Hornchurch you feel would be most appropriate to live in, then ensure a knowledgeable lettings expert knows about you so they can advise you of properties as they come up.
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