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Is Saffron Walden A Good Place To Live?

January 17th 2022
By: Intercounty
Is Saffron Walden A Good Place To Live?

If you are moving home in 2022, you need to find a great location. At Intercounty, we are firm believers that Saffron Walden is a good place to live, and we are delighted to say we are not the only people who believe this.

Saffron Walden is highly regarded

Once again, there has been positive news about Saffron Walden in The Sunday Times list of best places to live in England. The area was named in the top eight locations in the East of England to live, which is a ringing endorsement.

With Epping and Dedham Vale being the other representatives from Essex, it appears as though many people believe Saffron Walden is a good place to live.

Saffron Walden Mayor Heather Councillor Asker spoke to the Saffron Walden Reporter, saying; “It proves wholeheartedly that residents and the local authorities work hard between us all to make that happen. I am exceedingly proud of all the hard work that our town council puts in, and the relationship we have with local communities.”

Tim Palmer of The Sunday Times spoke about some of the reasons that make Saffron Waldon such a great place to live; “Everybody loves a place with a market. It’s so nice to have something like that, that brings the community together and makes something as boring as shopping feel like a proper outing. It just makes going for a walk or stepping outside the front door feel like something a little bit magical. It’s got all the basics. The High Street is really good, hopefully it will survive. You have got lots of really good walks there. And you are able to get everything you want without having to go by car or change trains. You can get into London by train. You have got to get to Audley End station but that kind of sifts out the less committed people.”

How is the Saffron Walden housing market faring in 2022?

As we make our way into 2022, Rightmove states the Saffron Walden housing market is faring as follows;

Properties in Saffron Walden had an overall average price of £393,722 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Saffron Walden during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £410,335. Terraced properties sold for an average of £361,600, with detached properties fetching £555,452.

Overall, sold prices in Saffron Walden over the last year were 8% down on the previous year and similar to the 2017 peak of £391,509.”

Unlike the majority of locations, house prices in Saffron Walden actually fell in 2021, and this is likely to be appealing news to home buyers.

If you are looking to sell your Saffron Walden home, and you are keen to connect with willing local buyers, we are on hand to make a difference. Get in touch with us and we will enhance your chances of connecting with an interested party.

Contact Intercounty for all your Saffron Walden property needs

For all property enquiries in Saffron Walden, please feel free to call us on 01799 522641 or why not email us at sw@intercounty.co.uk. With considerable experience in the local housing market, and free valuation services, we look forward to helping you make an informed decision in the Saffron Walden property sector.