A Quick Area Guide to Colchester

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House Prices
House prices in Colchester vary quite widely depending on how many bedrooms you need: for example, the most basic of studio flats will set you back £82,000 and you can upgrade to a one bed flat for an average of £10,000 more. Meanwhile, one bed houses go for around £112,000, with an average-family sized home of three beds averaging £217,000. Sites like Zoopla can give you up to date news and average asking prices for properties in Colchester.


North Colchester – Made up of Highwoods, St John’s, Mile End and Braiswick, this area is primarily popular with commuters as it’s close to Colchester’s mainline railway station and Severalls Business Park.
South Colchester – Consisting of Shrub End, Blackheath, Monkwick and Barnhall, South Colchester is mainly housing estates, but look beyond them and you’ll find quieter more rural areas with breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.
East Colchester – Made up of the areas of St Annes, Parson’s Heath and Greenstead, East Colchester has seen a lot of modernisation in recent years. The area is also popular with students due to its proximity to the University of Essex.
West Colchester – Perfect for families who are looking for good schools and home buyers seeking luxury living, West Colchester consists of the areas of Stanway and Lexden.


Crime rates in Colchester are extremely low, with their statistics falling well below the national averages.


Colchester has a wealth of primary, secondary and independent schools to choose from, as well has a university and college. Among Colchester’s 25 primary schools, there are seven Church of England schools and two Catholic schools. There is also a Catholic secondary school in the form of St. Benedict’s College. There are six independent schools, ranging from primary to secondary school. School leavers can go on to the University of Essex, or the Colchester Institute college.

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