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Witham Property Hotspot

Thinking of moving to the heart of Essex? Witham might be just the place in which to invest, start a family or begin some further education. Here are some of the reasons why.

House Prices 🏠

  • Most expensive property: £1.5m
  • Average house price in Witham: £252,753
  • Cheapest property: £137,500 (leasehold flat).

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

  • In the past year, house prices in Witham have increased by an average 14% and are currently 26% up on 2014
  • Reflecting a growth in younger sections of the district’s population, most property sales in the past year were of terraced houses, followed closely by flats
  • According to the latest Census data, almost 70% of homes are owner occupied
  • Only 40 minutes by train to London’s Liverpool Street station, Witham is very popular with commuters (its station is numbered among the 150 busiest stations in Britain). 

Economy ££ 

  • Witham’s higher than average employment rate may be thanks to the high industrial and manufacturing presence in the town
  • There are three separate industrial estates, just to the east of the town centre near to the A12 trunk road
  • The local Chamber of Commerce boasts that Witham is “not only a great place to visit, but an affluent area to grow your business.”

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Witham is in the very heart of Essex, approximately midway between Chelmsford and Colchester
  • Fast travel to London Liverpool Street railway station is via the mainline Ipswich service and Witham station is also the junction for Braintree
  • The A12 trunk road broadly follows the old Roman road between London and Colchester, but there is now a bypass around the centre of the town.

Education 🎓 

  • Witham has two secondary schools, both of which are academies
  • Maltings Academy consistently outperforms the national average in terms of students gaining at least one GCSE (99%)
  • There are nine primary schools in the town. 

Environment 🌷

  • Witham is an attractive Georgian Town, maintained by Witham Town Council, which won the Essex Council of the Year award in 2016
  • Since the year 2000, the conservation group Witham in Bloom organises floral displays around the town
  • Open Garden Days are also held in mid-June, when many private gardens are opened to the public.

Trivia 🎬 

Finally, did you know … 

  • The crime writer Dorothy L Sayers, creator of the fictional Lord Peter Wimsey lived in the town, where a statue is erected opposite the house in which she once lived
  • Don’t be fooled by names alone – there is a River Witham, but it flows almost entirely through the county of Lincolnshire
  • Witham parish workhouse was set up as early as 1714 and also served as a “house of correction” for vagabonds, disorderly people and vagrants.