Looking for properties for sale in Essex? Move to Frinton-on-Sea and you’ll be living in a location identified by the Telegraph as one of the top 10 places where people live the longest. According to the online version of the broadsheet, female residents live here on average until they’re 91.8 years old, three years longer than me.
Here, we take a look at properties for sale in Essex town Frinton-on-Sea, identify the town’s amenities and transport links, and take a look at house prices.
Why Move to Frinton-on-Sea?
Located in the Tendring District of Essex, Frinton-on-Sea is, as its name suggests, a small seaside town. It was a tiny place with just a church and several cottages until 1900, when boarding houses, pubs, a lido and a golf course arrived to turn it into a popular seaside retreat.
The main attraction is of course the sandy beach, which is 1.6 miles long and is manned by wardens in the high season. A few hundred Victorian-style beach huts line the pretty promenade and areas of the sea have been zoned for swimming and windsurfing. Sailing is another popular pastime in Frinton.
Fans of green spaces are in luck. The long, clean greensward stretches almost as far as Walton-on-Naze and is a popular picnic spot in summer. Lovers of the great outdoors can tee off at Frinton Golf Club, an 18-hole course founded in 1892. Meanwhile, Frinton Lawn and Tennis Club is described as one of the most prestigious in Europe. The area is also famous for its coastal walks and summer theatre.
If you’re looking for properties for sale in Essex in bustling places with a cosmopolitan look and feel, Frinton-on-Sea probably isn’t your best bet. It is a rather conservative place, with an emphasis on the traditional, rather than the contemporary. Having said that, there are enough modern amenities to keep residents going on a day-to-day basis. The shopping is surprisingly good, with Connaught Avenue being dubbed the Bond Street of East Anglia.
Housing Stock and House Prices
Think Edwardian and Victorian semi and detached homes, along with fantastic Art Deco houses and penthouses overlooking the ocean. You’ll also find a number of 1920s and 1930s family homes, along with a number of new builds. There are some period properties from the town’s formative years but these are few and far between.
Surprisingly, property prices aren’t astronomical. That’s not to say houses are a steal, but for a coastal hotspot in Essex, prices are mid-range.
Your bog standard, three bed family semi typically costs £220,000.
A modern, five bedroom family home with parking and gardens can be purchased for around £300,000. Meanwhile, a four bedroom mid-terrace town house can be snapped up for around £275,000.
If you want to live within the hallowed Frinton Gates, expect to pay a premium for the privilege. A four bed detached house costs around £295,000.
If you are looking at properties for sale in Essex which lie in or around Frinton-on-Sea, you will be an hours’ drive to the M25. Drivers can also get to London on the A12. There is a railway station which connects the town to London Liverpool Street. The journey time is 1hr 45mins.
You may also be interested in property for sale in Walton-on-Naze.
Search My Homes Unlimited for a wide range of properties for sale in Essex.
Sources: Telegraph online.