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Get to know – Upminster

2nd June 2021

Move to Upminster:

This suburban town, situated in the London Borough of Havering, could be the perfect location if you were considering re-locating. This is because Upminster is able to provide the best of both worlds, as a result of being able to offer various great transport links whilst also being surrounded by lots of beautiful countryside for you to enjoy and explore.

The name 'Upminster' was originally derived from Old English 'upp' and 'mynster', which meant a large church on high ground. Beresfords first home was Upminster, as it was first established as an independent practice here by RD and EG Beresford back in 1968

What can I buy in Upminster?

There are properties within Upminster suitable for all individual needs, at varying prices. In 2020, the average price for properties sold within this area was £551,068, which is a 4% increase from the previous year. Most of the sales last year were of semi-detached properties which sold for an average price of £570,351. Furthermore, terraced homes sold at an average price of £454,235 meanwhile detached homes were able to achieve whopping prices of around £745,457*.

Why not take a look at Riviera Court, a new development consisting of six luxury, spacious apartments. These statement properties will be completed to a superb specification with remarkable attention to detail and will therefore make exceptional living spaces that also include premium surfaces, superior integrated appliances alongside high quality fittings and fixtures. As a result of Riviera Court's central Upminster location, which is a highly desirable neighbourhood, these properties are only a short walk away from the bustling high street and Upminster train station meaning residents will be perfectly positioned.

Things to do in Upminster:

There are plenty of things to do in and around Upminster to keep yourself busy. There is a fantastic high street that offers a great mix of local and well-known retailers, alongside some great coffee shops and places to eat. There is also Thames Chase, which is a community forest consisting of nearly 25,000 acres for you to wander around and enjoy the great outdoors.

If you are looking for inspiration for a day out, then Upminster has a range of activities for you to enjoy. You could step out of your comfort zone and into Stubbers Adventure Centre who have over 35 extraordinary activities for you to try! Alternatively, you could visit Upminster Windmill, which is a grade II* listed smock mill. The public have full access to the ground surrounding it, making it the perfect place for a lunch time picnic!

In addition to this, Upminster Golf Club is fantastic! It is one of the top private members' golf clubs in Essex, although they do welcome other visitors Monday - Friday. This Essex golf club has a mature course, which is spread out over the rolling greensward that runs gently down to the River Ingrebourne.

Get Connected:

Living in Upminster would provide you with great access to various local stations, such as Upminster, Upminster Bridge and Emerson Park. These each have different lines, and therefore you have a variety of routes into London available. On average it would take 26 minutes from Upminster station to London Fenchurch Street station. Furthermore, Upminster is situated just a few miles from many major roads including; the M25, A12, A13 and A127.

Educating Essex:

If like many others, a big priority when searching for a new location for you to relocate to is the quality of education your children will receive, then Upminster would be a great option for you. Here are just some of the great choices for you to take a look at, and consider.

Primary Schools:

The James Oglethorpe Primary Schoo
l - Recognised as a good school, by Ofsted.

Branfil Primary School - Recognised as a good school, by Ofsted.

Secondary Schools:

Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School - Recognised as an outstanding school, by Ofsted

The Coopers Company and Coborn School - Recognised as a good school, by Ofsted.

The Campion School - Recognised as a good school, by Ofsted.

A comment from our Upminster Sales Manager, Nathan Francis :

Despite the Pandemic and all the challenges within our industry the local property market within Upminster has remained very strong.

There has always been high demand from those aspiring to move from surrounding towns due to the great amenities and the the open green spaces that create a pleasant back drop to our local community, as well as to take advantage of the well performing local schools for all ages.

We have seen demand increase not just from the local market, but also the London market now looking to move to the Home Counties. This would be due to a change for many now working from home and looking for more living space inside and a garden or a larger garden, yet still wanting great connectivity to London with Upminsters C2C station giving fast access to Fenchurch Street in just over 20 minutes.

This increased demand has been met with a shortage of property and therefore increasing prices over the last 12 months. Despite the Government's stamp duty holiday coming to an end there is still a very strong appetite for those looking to move home and where the majority of properties are receiving multiple bids from a variety of buyers.

My best advice to those looking to move home would be to market their own property before looking to buy allowing time for marketing to reach the widest audience and achieve best price. Beresfords have a network of offices and state of the art marketing to help you do just that.

Also once a buyer has been secured for your own property you become a proceedable buyer and this adds value to any offer you make going forward. We can also help you become legally and financially prepared with advice from one of our mortgage advisors or friendly solicitors putting you in pole position? and helping you to agree a sale on a solid foundation.

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