Investor ProfilePension, Retirement and Cash&Equity
Population aged 15+:54,448
ActualNational Average
Percentage Class ABC1:65%44%
Per 1000 population5134
Yield Range:4.5% - 8.1%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Valuations above the national average by:55%
ActualNational Average
Capital growth last 12 months:19%18%
Capital growth last 4 years:75%74%
 Large employers in the area:Ford, BT, Amstrad
Demand For Letting:Excellent
Average void period1 week

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Capital Growth

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Out of 10:853
Summary:Superb commuter town with great schools, low unemployment, low crime rates and strong community.


I want to live in this town!  When I find the right property I will move to this town.  It’s a place where if you move to it you won’t leave.  I assume this will be the same for tenants as well as property owners.

Well let me tell you why I love this place.  It has over 300 shops, boutiques and nice public houses, some of the best academic results in the country, a direct rail link to Liverpool Street station, very low crime rates and the most stunning properties in Brentwood and surrounding villages such as Shenfield and Hutton Mount – all this but only 20 miles down the A12 from London!

If you are like me who likes being part of an aspirational community but doesn’t like being right in the centre of the hussle and bussle of a major city (like London) then Brentwood or the surrounding villages are perfect.  Migration from this town is low – once you move there its rare if you leave.

Let me tell you of a few facts about Brentwood:

  • It has a high level of both in and out - commuting, with a net deficit of 8,000 jobs. The total net out-flow is 55% of Brentwood’s workers.  They commute to London, Basildon & Chelmsford which all have thriving local economies.  The net deficit is completely healthy as all Essex towns experience this.  However people still commute to Brentwood from areas such as Romford, Ongar & Billericay.
  • Extremely low levels of  unemployment. Brentwood's unemployment is the lowest in Essex bar one.  Unemployment figures have dropped year on year to under 2% which equals only about 500 people.
  • 80% of local jobs are service sector jobs and less than 10% of jobs are manufacturing thus overall pay is high in this area.

Due to Brentwood’s location i.e. being commutable to London and surrounded by greenbelt land I only see Brentwood growing outwards thus boosting the local economy and property prices.  I think the quality of tenant will be at the top end due to Brentwood’s workforce being white collar workers for the local economy or for London, Basildon or Chelmsford.

Other areas to look at around Brentwood are:

Warley Hill

This is the area around Brentwood station which contains a large number of offices and has one of the town's largest neighbourhood shopping centres.  This is near Clements Park housing estate which has just recently been built.  The properties sold in record time when they were built.  When properties from Clements Park do come on the market they are usually snapped up.


A very affluent area which also has a mainline station into Liverpool St.  It has a small but very up-market shopping centre with a few offices in and around the village.

Ingatestone is the largest commercial centre outside Brentwood, focused on the High Street with its blend of shops, offices, pubs and restaurants.

Home to Warley Business Park, the state of the art office development, where most of the large employers are located. Down the road is the Ford’s Head Office.

Mainline railway station:35 minutes to Liverpool Street Station, London
Road Access:Main access route A12

30 miles north east of Central London

2 miles from M25

Local NewspaperBrentwood Gazette Mid Essex Recorder 01277 219222
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Keith Ashton38 Blackmore Road

Kelvedon Hatch


Essex CM15 0AT

Meacock & Jones106 Hutton Road



Essex CM15 8NQ

01277 218485
Hilbery Chaplin184 Hutton Road



Essex CM15 8NR

01277 218387
Walkers Estate Agents26 St Thomas


Essex CM14 4DB

01277 223388
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Ingleton Wood01277
Walkers Estate Agents26, St. Thomas Rd
Brentwood Essex
CM14 4DB
Keith Ashton Estates24, St. Thomas Rd
Brentwood Essex
CM14 4DB
Hilbery Chaplin Residential01277
Beresfords LettingsHayward Chambers 22, St. Thomas Rd
Brentwood Essex
CM14 4DB