Moving to Brentwood? If you like to be in the middle of the action, but still want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, Brentwood has the best of both worlds – it is close to London but is surrounded by rural areas.
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Meanwhile, if you are moving to Brentwood, Essex, read on to find out more about this historic town.
Situated within easy commuting distance to London, Brentwood is a sought after place to live and has an expanding population that has increased ten-fold since the start of the 20th century. It has been the subject of major redevelopment works in recent years, although the scattering of ancient buildings – including the impressive Ingatestone Hall and Brentwood Cathedral – remain good indications of the town's historical importance.
Things to See and Do in Brentwood
If you are moving house to Brentwood, there are some interesting attractions including the ruins of the 13th century chapel of St Thomas a Becket, which you can't miss as it is situated on the High Street in front of the Bay Tree Shopping Centre. In ancient times it was used by pilgrims en route to Canterbury, but as time went on it stopped being used, as alternative, quicker methods of travel became available. Another building of significance is the Roman Catholic Cathedral, formerly the parish church. It was originally built in a gothic style but has since been enlarged and now has a striking, classical façade inspired by Italian Renaissance and English Baroque styles.
If you like visiting old manor houses, Ingatestone Hall is open to the public. In the 16th century the hall played host to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I, and today concerts and weddings are held here.
Other attractions include Brentwood Museum, which gives an insight into the town's fascinating past and you will find all sort of items of interest dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.
If you are organising a removals company in Essex to move to Brentwood with family, Old MacDonald's Farm is a huge hit with the younger children. And as well as the usual farm animals, you can also see wallabies and reindeer here.
Brentwood is an affluent place to live with some excellent work opportunities; and as a testament to this it has less than 2 per cent unemployment. The low jobless rate is largely down to its close proximity to London, and because several large organisations are based in the town. Among them the Ford Motor Company, developers Countryside Properties, electronics company Amstrad, and a number of insurance related companies, including LV= and Brents Insurance.
If you are moving house with children, Brentwood has a mix of independent schools, state run schools and religious schools. Among the secondary schools are Brentwood County High, which is strong on local community and has an annual 'Community Day', with pupils volunteering to spend the day doing activities related to the local area. Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School is a Roman Catholic School for girls, and St Martin's School is a co-educational secondary school with academy status.
However, if you are intending to educate your children privately, Brentwood School is an independent, co-educational boarding school which has had a host of famous past pupils, among them comedian Griff Rhys Jones, presenter Noel Edmonds, and former Lord Chancellor Jack Straw.
Brentwood is just 20 miles from London, and at peak times there are trains leaving every ten minutes from the town's railway station to London's Liverpool Street. The town also benefits from being situated just 2 miles from the M25, for those who want to drive to the capital, and is close to the A12. In addition to public transport to London, the town operates regular buses services within the centre.