Epping flagged as 2024 property hotspot

  • Town boasts ancient forestland, plentiful amenities, and easy commute to London
  • New properties from Epping-based Qualis Homes to launch in town centre on 11th May
  • Buyers demanding more, as community spirit and family feel set to top wish lists this year


What will make a property hotspot in 2024? Access to nature, an easy commute and all the amenities needed for everyday essentials on the doorstep have become standard requirements for many homebuyers. Now, Qualis Homes reports that buyers are also seeking to understand the feel of a neighbourhood, as well as the practicalities.

“It’s not just nearby amenities and development quality that are important. Softer factors, such as the local community spirit and the family-friendly nature of the neighbourhood, make a huge difference when it comes to finding the perfect home.”

Emily Gilchrist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Qualis Homes

Epping in Essex ticks all these boxes and more, leading the Qualis Homes team to flag it as one of the key property hotspots for 2024. The latest figures from Savills back this up, pointing to Epping Forest as one of the top three destinations for people moving out of London between January 2022 and August 2023.

Epping serves a wide range of homebuyers’ needs, from local residents looking to take their first step onto the property ladder, to families moving out of London and those looking to downsize. At the core of this broad appeal is Epping’s combination of an outstanding natural environment and a bustling urban town centre.

Sited at the northeastern edge of Epping Forest, Epping provides unparalleled access to a vast swathe of ancient woodland, where many of the trees have been growing for centuries. Epping Forest is home to more ancient trees than any other single location in the country, with 55,000 spread across its 6,000 acres, including many rare species. All available to local residents to enjoy as often as they wish throughout the seasons.

This rural haven is balanced beautifully by a thriving town centre, home to M&S, Gail’s artisan bakery, the cosy George and Dragon pub, Pizza Express and all the shops, eateries, bars, and leisure amenities needed for everyday life. Such is the quality of the town’s offering that it has previously been named one of the best places to live in UK, as well as England’s second-best small town.

Epping also boasts superb connectivity, providing Central line access to London Liverpool Street in just over half an hour. The journey time makes Epping an excellent choice for those who work in London but want a more relaxed lifestyle in their downtime – and who don’t want to pay the capitals exorbitant property prices. Stansted Airport is also just a 20-minute drive away, opening up the rest of the world to Epping residents, while those who prefer to holiday closer to home can be in Southend on Sea in under an hour.

Choices for school-age children are excellent in Epping, with six primary schools, three secondaries and an independent school for ages 3 to 18 within an easy walk or drive of the town. For those pursuing their studies after leaving school, New City College offers an Epping Forest campus in nearby Loughton.

On the property front, Epping is home to Qualis Homes’ new flagship development, Springwood Grove.  Launching on 11th May, these stylish new homes showcase Qualis Homes’ commitment to sustainability and considered design. Offering a range of apartments, from one to three bedrooms together with three- and four-bedroom houses, all set around tranquil landscaped gardens just a stone’s throw from the High Street

Residents will be perfectly placed to experience the vibrant community spirit and family-friendly nature of life that is synonymous with this popular market town. So, whether you crave a long walk in the forest, a spot of retail therapy or simply a nice meal out, isn’t it time to discover your new life at Springwood Grove?

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