SS2 is the North area of Southend and is predominantly a residential area incorporating the up-and-coming Southchurch Village (Comprising a wide range of Edwardian properties) and Prittlewell with its’ historic Priory Park area (“Southend” was so named as it was the “South End” of Prittlewell).
Virtually all areas of SS2 are within a mile or so of the seafront and town centre, but the streets are generally a little quieter in summer than the more tourist-orientated southern SS1 region. Many of the residents commute to the City.
SS2 incorporates a range of good schools for all ages, good public transport, main line station, excellent shopping facilities, and easy access to the London Southend airport. There is an impressive selection of leisure facilities such as the recently built Olympic quality diving/swimming pool complex with adjacent refurbished sport/leisure centre, public golf course etc etc. The more rural regions of Wakering and Barling (With many public footpaths across farmland and round sea walls) are within a short drive.
The housing stock in SS2 is varied, from flat conversions to recently built apartments, through all types/ages of bungalows and houses, to prestige properties in the upper price ranges.
All of Southend has a unique community atmosphere. Many residents have lived their entire lives here, appreciating the ample facilities and varied nature of the area.
Property sale prices continue to escalate but it is still possible to snap up a good value buy given the proximity to London.