Living in Brentwood – The Complete Guide

Brentwood has grown in popularity in recent years; with its excellent commuter potential and, of course, TOWIE exposure, property in Brentwood is sought-after.

If you are moving to Brentwood and are not familiar with the area, read on to find out all you need to know about what the town offers.

Brentwood House Prices

With many people leaving the city for commuter towns, Brentwood has seen a sharp increase in Londoners moving to the area for a more rural way of life. The demand for homes has seen a rise in costs, as they are in short supply.

The average prices are:

Flat/apartment – £323,000

Terraced house – £409,000

Semi-detached house – £525,000

Detached house – £925,000


Commuting to London is easy from Brentwood, especially now the new Elizabeth Line is running. You can reach London from Shenfield in less than half an hour and slightly more from Brentwood. Working in the city centre and being home in under an hour boosts the appeal of living in Brentwood and Shenfield.

Brentwood is also situated near the M25 and A12, offering direct routes to popular areas like Chelmsford, Romford and Colchester.

Brentwood Education

If you have children, you will need to consider school and education. The good news is that Brentwood offers a good selection of high-performing schools.

Brentwood has a great range of state schools, Church of England, Catholic, and independent schools.

Hutton C of E and St Helen’s are primary schools that have received good Ofsted reports.

Ursuline Convent High, St Martins Senior and The Endeavour have also scored high as secondary schools.


Activities, Days Out and Places to Visit

There are many great days out and places to visit in Brentwood. Examples include:

Brentwood Centre – Offers a gym, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor events and festivals, concert hall and squash court.

Thorndon Park – Includes the Gruffalo Trail, walks through woodland and the countryside, and a café. Perfect for families, dog walkers and nature lovers.

Weald Park – Includes the Stick Man Play Trail and offers walks through beautiful countryside alongside wildlife. Perfect for the whole family.

King George’s Park – Offers crazy golf, a splash play, a large playground, picnic areas, a sensory garden and woodland.

Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre – Offers skiing, go-karting, snowboarding, restaurants and 54 acres of woodland.

Brentwood Museum – A great insight into Brentwood in the early 20th century.


If you are looking to move to the Brentwood area, contact Hardings Lettings on 01277 233400.