If you are organising removals in the East Anglia region, especially furniture and office moves to and from Walton-on-the-Naze, Greens Removals is the first port of call. We are a professional removals company, with an office in Chelmsford, Essex, and have more than 40 years of experience in providing competitively priced UK and international home contents and commercial moves.
People move house to Walton-on-the-Naze for a host of reasons: to retire by the sea, to set up a business from home in picturesque surroundings, or to enjoy the friendliness of living in a typical British seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches. The town is a great place for nature lovers and active types who enjoy country walks because, as well as the Walton backwaters, it is just a short distance from the beautiful Essex countryside. It also benefits from being within easy reach of Colchester and the city of Chelmsford, for work purposes. Read on to find out more about what to expect when you move home or office to Walton-on-the-Naze.
In the Anglo-Saxon times the area was very much a farming community. It remained so until the 19th century when Walton transformed into a lively seaside resort attracting tourists from London and Ipswich who would arrive by steamboat. After the railway station opened in 1867, tourism increased further and it became a booming resort town with numerous hotels and guest houses, along with various attractions including a boating lake. Today, on sunny days, it draws families from all over the region who visit Walton to take part in traditional seaside activities such as strolling along the seafront, building sandcastles, enjoying fairground rides on the pier and eating fish and chips on the beach.
Things to Do – If you are organising removals in East Anglia to settle in Walton, there are plenty of things to do. The landmark octagonal Naze Tower was built in the early 18th century to aid shipping and is open to visitors daily from the end of March until November 1st. The tower has a museum, gallery and a viewing platform, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views across the water and surrounding countryside. Walton Pier is another attraction and has several amusements and fairground rides, including the Waltzers and Dodgem cars.
Housing – From detached family houses overlooking the sea for £450,000 and above, to family sized seaside terraced homes for around £450,000, bungalows with spectacular views for £400,000, and terraced homes priced £140,000 and above, Walton has properties for sale in all price ranges. For those who want to make the most of the waterfront in the summer months, beach huts go for between £6,000 and £15,000. (All the above are 2015 prices).
Transport – Walton-on-the-Naze has its own railway station and trains take around 50 minutes to reach Ipswich and 90 minutes to arrive at London’s Liverpool Street. Colchester is only 11 miles from Walton, and the A12 dual carriageway from here leads southwards to Chelmsford and London, and north to Ipswich.
Education – If you are moving house to Essex with teenagers, there are two nearby secondary schools. These include Clacton County High School, which is eight miles away (a 20 minute drive) and Tendring Technology College, an academy in the neighbouring town of Frinton-on-Sea.
Shops – Walton has all the businesses you would expect in a seaside resort such as tourist shops selling buckets, spades and shrimping nets, a rock and sweet store, tearooms, and a fish and chip shop. Other retail establishments include fishing tackle shops, shoe stores, pet care, bicycles, sports, antique shops, and an electrical repair store.