Removals to Maldon
If you are organising Essex removals for house moves to Maldon, this attractive, historic market town has been rated among the 50 best places to live in the UK. According to the Halifax Quality of Life Survey, the quiet, picturesque town of Maldon offers good job opportunities, a long life expectancy, low crime rates, lots of sun, and the added bonus is that it is just a 45 minute drive into London.
Choosing the right furniture removals firm makes all the difference to your new start. Fortunately, at Greens Removals, we have an excellent reputation in our field and offer home and office content moves to all parts of the county including Billericay, Saffron Walden, Braintree, Colchester and Stanford-Le-Hope.
We take pride in our knowledge of the county and if you are moving to Maldon, here is a brief guide to the town and what to expect as a new arrival.
Maldon is a beautiful place to live which is popular with both families and retired people alike. It lies close to the Blackwater Estuary and has an appealing high street with independent shops, restaurants and cafes; and if you are moving to Maldon with children, there are plenty of attractions in the area which we will detail further below.
Employment – If you are moving house to work in London, the town doesn’t have a train station but the nearby town of Witham does and is only a 10 minute drive away. Maldon is also within easy reach of Chelmsford and Colchester, for work purposes, and there are a scattering of job opportunities within the town too. One of the most famous industries is the family run business Maldon Crystal Salt Company, established in the late 19th century and based at Wycke Hill Business Park.
Housing – Maldon has all sorts of accommodation from house boats to flats, two bedroom cottages, terraces, retirement homes, semis and detached properties. You can expect to pay around £270,00 upwards for a three bedroom detached home in Coopers Avenue, to £1.5 million for a six bedroom detached home in Spital Road (2015 prices). Among the newest developments is the Lindon Homes development on Wycke Hill, which comprises of apartments and two to five bedroom homes, although there are more developments in the area planned for the future.
Education – If you are moving house to Maldon with children of High School age, secondary schools in the Maldon area include Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-on-Crouch and Plume School on Fambridge Road in Maldon. Ormiston Rivers Acadamy is an oversubscribed, smaller than average secondary school for ages 11 – 18 years and Plume School is described as a ‘good’ school in its Ofsted report where teaching ranges from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.
Amenities – Facilities on the High Street include a mix of upmarket clothing shops, High Street stores, including WH Smith and Marks and Spencer, and an array of specialist shops including jewellery stores, florists and antique shops. In addition, you will find butcher’s shops, fishmongers and bakers. If you enjoy eating out, Maldon has a variety of restaurants and takeaways including Italian, Indian and oriental. The town also has several pubs to dine in including The Sunny Sailor and The Queen’s Head.
Places to Visit – Attractions include the three acre grounds of Beeleigh Abbey, now a private residence, the Grade I listed Moot Hall on the High Street, and the Maeldune Heritage Centre on the top of Market Hill, which is home to various local history exhibits. The Maldon Museum is by the main gates of Promenade Park and charts the history of the town, and the Combined Military Services Museum can be found on Station Road. The town hosts various festivals throughout the year including the annual sailing barge race.
Transport – The nearest railway stations for commuting to London are Witham, North Fambridge and Hatfield Peverel. Witham is about eight miles away and trains take about 40 to 45 minutes. Meanwhile, First Group provides a variety of bus services to nearby towns and villages. However, if you want to travel further afield the nearest airports are Southend (24 miles from Maldon), Stansted (30 miles), Heathrow (65 miles) and Gatwick (70 miles).