Living in Broomfield, Chelmsford: Your complete area guide

A report put out by Broomfield Parish Council in April 2019 revealed 97% of people living in Broomfield wanted to stay.

And more than 90% said the tranquillity, openness, wildlife, views and the natural break between Broomfield and other settlements was the biggest reason they loved living in the village.

So, with that level of love, it’s no surprise Broomfield is a hugely popular area of Essex with house hunters.

Let’s take a look at what makes Broomfield so great…

Life in Broomfield

Broomfield is directly north of Chelmsford, around three miles from the city centre.

Despite being so close to the city, Broomfield really does have an identity all of its own – hence the 90% of villagers who cited all that lovely open space and tranquility as the reason for them living there.

But Broomfield isn’t just great for peace and quiet – it’s also extremely convenient for those who want the feel of rural, village life but the practicality of the city.

Houses for sale in Broomfield, Chelmsford

Like property for sale in Chelmsford, Broomfield has a huge variety for buyers to check out, from charming period cottages in keeping with the village’s rural feel to more modern new-builds on developments like Hanbury Place, just north of the village centre.

Patching Hall Lane, meanwhile, boasts some larger detached family homes and is only two miles from Chelmsford city centre.

Houses to rent in Broomfield, Chelmsford

Due to its proximity to Broomfield Hospital, which is one of the largest in Eastern England, there is demand for good quality rental properties in Broomfield.

As such, a variety of houses and flats come do come on to the rental market, alongside house and flat shares which appeal to hospital staff.

Broomfield transport links

The B1008 is the quickest route into Chelmsford city centre and buses run every 10 minutes from Church Green, taking around 18 minutes to reach the city.

Braintree is nine miles north up the A131, which equates to a 17-minute car journey, giving yet more options to those who want to live in a rural setting but have easy access to larger towns and cities for work and pleasure.

The M11, meanwhile, for access north to Cambridge is also easily accessible via the A414 out of Chelmsford or the A120 from Braintree.

Chelmsford station has 30-minute trains into London.

Schools in Broomfield

Broomfield Primary School, close to the village centre, is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, while Chelmer Valley High School, north and close to the hospital, is also rated ‘Good’.

Employment in Broomfield

Broomfield Hospital has 800 beds, an accident & emergency department and helipad and Mid Essex Hospital trust employs around 5,000 people in the region.

Most workers living in Broomfield, however, use the village’s superb links to Chelmsford, Braintree and London to commute to work.

Things to do in Broomfield

With Chelmsford so close, those living in Broomfield have easy access to luxury shopping at Bond Street and high street brands at High Chelmer shopping centre.

Hylands Park, Chelmsford Cathedral an RHS Garden Hyde Hall are also nearby for lovers of outdoor space, while the prowess of Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford City FC and Chelmsford race course is on hand for sports fans.

Alternatively, living in Broomfield brings with it a distinct and relaxed taste of village life, so a quiet drink in either The Angel or The King’s Arms’ beer gardens overlooking village greens… glorious!

Martin & Co estate agents, Chelmsford

We’ve been based on Duke Street in Chelmsford for 12 years and, during that time, have sold and rented a host of Broomfield properties.

We have dozens of great properties to rent and to buy, so contact us today to start your next property journey in Chelmsford.

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