Moving to Chelmsford – Ten Things You Need to Know About Living in Chelmsford
If you are organising removals in Chelmsford, Greens is a locally based and long-established removal company with decades of experience of home and office moves in the East Anglian region and throughout the UK.
If you are moving here, you will be pleased to know that not only is Chelmsford is one of the sunniest cities in the country, but in a 2013 survey by Halifax it was ranked in the top ten best places to live in the UK for quality of life.
Greens Removal Company, Chelmsford, offers a high quality and reliable removals service to and from the Essex region. We have a branch in Chelmsford, and in our 40 years of business we have built up an excellent reputation for customer service, so you know we are a company you can count on for your move. We provide a range of removals options for customers moving within Chelmsford, Essex, or beyond, including a full packing or unpacking service or the sale of strong boxes and tape, should you wish to do all your own packing.
If you require removals in Chelmsford, read on to find out more about the city that you are moving to.
Attractions – Chelmsford is the only city in Essex and was granted city status as part of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee celebrations in 2012. It has a number of attractions, the most popular being the cathedral which has its roots in medieval times. Hylands House and Park, owned by the borough council, has been completely restored after it was ravaged by fire, while annual music festivals, as well as other events, are held here. You can find out all about the history of the area at Chelmsford Museum.
Education – Chelmsford has some good educational facilities including the selective schools of King Edward VI Grammar School, and Chelmsford County High School for Girls. It has two Catholic schools: St John Payne, and the private school, New Hall School. Anglia Ruskin University and Chelmsford College provide further education facilities.
Economy – Among the big employers in and around Chelmsford are Essex County and Chelmsford City Councils, Broomfield Hospital, GlaxoSmithKline, e2v Technologies, the Anderson Group and Global Marine Systems, Deloitte, Chelmsford College and Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford Campus. Due to the city's close proximity to London, around 14,000 residents commute to the capital.
Health – Chelmsford has a number of doctor's surgeries, medical centres and dental practices including Broomfield Hospital, which employs over 4,000 staff. Springfield Hospital is a private hospital with 58 private bedrooms, offering a variety of treatments including spinal and reconstructive surgery and hip replacements. Independent hospital, The Priory, specialises in the treatment of a range of mental health issues.
Housing – Based within the London commuter belt, Chelmsford is considered an affordable place to live with the overall average house price at £254,000. There are a large number of two and three bedroom terraced properties as well as a number of new developments, including riverside flats. Beaulieu Park, in the north east of Chelmsford, is considered one of the most desirable places to live.
Nightlife – Chelmsford has a lively nightlife with restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs in and around the areas of Duke Street (South of Parkway) and Moulsham Street (North of Parkway). Chelmsford also has a Michelin-starred restaurant, Alma, which includes a bar area.
Parks – The city has 22 green spaces and parks which include Hylands Park, with well over 550 acres of parkland and an Adventure Castle area for children. Among the parks are Central, which has riverside walks, swans and a children's play area; Chelmer which is a popular park featuring outdoor gym equipment; while Beaulieu is a sports park where boot camp sessions are also held.
Shopping – A good number of high street brands such as GAP and Marks & Spencer have stores in Chelmsford and there is a popular independent department store selling brands such as Jane Shilton. If you prefer indoor shopping centres, head to High Chelmer, or the newer centre, Meadows.
Sports – The city has a number of privately run and council owned gyms and pools to satisfy all tastes; these include Virgin Active, The Gym, and Springfield Leisure Club which also has squash courts and a dance studio. The Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre has three pools and indoor leisure facilities such as tennis, squash and badminton courts, plus an ice rink. Chelmsford City FC play at the Athletic Stadium.
Transport – If you require removals to Chelmsford, but will be working in London, the journey to Liverpool Street takes just 35 minutes and offers regular services so it is easy to commute daily to the capital. The closest airport is Stansted which is a 30 minute drive and there are regular coach services to and from the airport. The main roads are the A12 from London to Colchester, the A414 which connects the city to the M11 to the east, and the A130 and A131 which connect to the south and north of the county.
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