Removals to Harwich
If you are considering Essex removal services to Harwich, there are several benefits to moving to this port town. These include the affordable house prices compared to London, easy transport links by road and rail, and a wealth of history including attractive period buildings that date from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
The first step is to find the right removals firm to help your relocation run as smoothly as possible. Based at Chelmsford, Greens Removals are an obvious choice as we are local to the area and we have 40 years’ experience in the removals industry. As a result, we have an enviable reputation for high quality domestic and commercial moves to all parts of Essex, including Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham, Clacton and Southend on Sea. Our services include tailored packages to suit your requirements from packing and unpacking, shifting of household contents, storage and removals.
Essex Removal Services – Contact Greens Removals for home and office furniture moves to and from Essex, including to the port town of Harwich. Alternatively, follow the link to receive a competitive quote
Meanwhile, if you are moving home or office premises to Harwich, here’s some brief information about the town.
About Harwich - One of the most common reasons for moving to Harwich is its excellent transport links, including regular ferries to Denmark. Not only is it an attractive port town, but if you are commuting to London daily you will also find Harwich offers affordable house prices, compared to those in the capital.
This article looks at housing, schools, shopping and the economy in Harwich for customers moving there in the near future.
Employment – Harwich, which has a population of 15,000, is a thriving port town. There are a variety of job posts available in the town, as well as the adjoining towns of Dovercourt and Parkeston, varying from sales, retail, engineering, construction, teaching, caring, interpreting and accounts.
Housing – According to Rightmove, the average price of semi-detached properties is around the £150,000 mark and £210,000 for detached properties (2015 prices). Two bedroom apartments fetch around £125,000. The Old Town has houses dating back to medieval times which have Georgian facades, and you can find Edwardian and Victorian houses in Dovercourt including terraces and detached homes.
Places to Visit – Harwich Redoubt, on the Main Road, is a popular attraction for children and adults alike. The 19th century circular fort was built to protect the port from a Napoleonic invasion. It was used as a military detention centre during the Second World War and has now been turned into a museum. Two of the town’s lighthouses have also been converted into the Maritime Museum and the National Wireless and Television Museum, respectively. Other places of interest include The Lifeboat Museum on the waterfront and the Lightship LV18 museum ship, near Ha’penny Pier. Or, for a relaxing weekend, head to Dovercourt beach, which was awarded a coveted Blue Flag.
Shopping – If you enjoy splashing out, Dovercourt town centre has a mix of high street stores and independent shops, and there are a couple of shopping centres, including one on the junction of Kingsway and the High Street in Old Harwich. Among the various supermarkets are Safeway, Somerfield and a Co-op, and there’s a weekly market in Dovercourt town centre on a Friday.
Education – If you are moving to Harwich with children of secondary school age, the 1950s built Harwich & Dovercourt High, on Hall Lane, is a co-educational school with academy status and caters from for pupils from 11 to 18 years.
Transport – Train journeys to London Liverpool Street take about an hour and a half. It takes less than 40 minutes to get to Ipswich and just over half an hour to reach Colchester. In addition, the port runs regular services to Felixstowe, and further afield to Esbjerg, Denmark, and the Hook of Holland.