For a friendly, reliable local removals company with a personal touch… Make It a Good Move!
Are you looking to swap packed commuter trains for life by the sea? If so, Southend-on-sea, or Southend as it is more commonly referred to, might be just the ticket.
With over 35 years’ experience and affiliate membership of the Bar Association of Removers, GoodMove has the know-how to carry out just about any move.
Our proximity to this scenic seaside town, combined with our expert local knowledge means we can price our services competitively.
GoodMove serves cities and towns either side of the Essex/Suffolk border, including:
Whether you are moving across the country or just down the road, we can help with all aspects of house removals to or from Southend-On-Sea.
Contact us today to receive a free no obligation quote or to discuss your requirements. For removals with a personal touch… make it a GoodMove.
Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.
We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:
Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.
Southend has risen like a phoenix from the flames.
Shaking off its status as a dying seaside town to emerge as a vibrant coastal commuter hub.
In the 70s and 80s families would enjoy a day at the seaside before returning to their home in the capital or one of the Home counties.
Flash-forward to the present day and families are choosing to stay much longer than a day. Here’s why:
With just a 40-minute train ride to the capital for work, Southend is seen as a vibrant commuter hub with a strong work/life balance.
It’s connected to Europe via its own airport with flights to many European destinations, including Spain, France and Portugal.
Southend’s pier, the longest of its kind in the world, has long been a symbol of the Great British Summertime.
A £50 million regeneration scheme centred around the popular seafront area has seen the emergence of a spate of new restaurants, hotel and leisure facilities.
There is also a burgeoning arts scene led by the conversion of old dated buildings into workshops and galleries, including Twenty One, a cultural cafe, bar and events space.
Southend combines all the pleasantries and nostalgia of a seaside town mixed with the vibrance of an up and coming area, with good connections and even better schools thrown in for good measure.
Southend has a range of different property types and styles on the market with most having been built in the 50s and 60s.
There are also plenty of spacious and affordable Victorian homes to choose from.
A surge in London commuters resettling is contributing to some considerable price rises. The average property price in Southend stands at £307,000 as of February 2019.
Prices remain far more affordable than most areas of the capital and bargains can be still be had if you shop around.
A two-bedroom apartment in a large Edwardian semi in Westcliff-on-Sea, a quant suburb of Southend, will set you back around £175,000.
Our pick is Leigh-on-Sea, around three miles west of central Southend. Popular among families it is home to several galleries, pubs and stunning sea views.
A three-bedroom terrace sells on the market for around £350,000, rising to £500,000 and above the closer you get to the sea.
As with the demand for housing, a surge in the number of residents in an already densely populated area has pushed up demand for school places considerably.
In fact, many relocating families move to the area for this reason alone with Southend having a solid reputation, particularly for its secondary schools.
Southend is also one of the few remaining areas in the country that maintains selective schools. There are four grammar schools in the district with Ofsted rating Southend High School for Girls and Southend High School for Boys both as ‘outstanding’.
For more details and information on researching schools in the local area visit the Southend-on-sea Borough Council page or see the latest BBC league tables.
With a regular and extensive arts programme, an abundance of green spaces and plenty of opportunities to indulge in retail therapy, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this idyllic Essex town.
It would not be Southend without mentioning the famous Pleasure Pier. At a staggering 1.34 miles long it is the longest pier of its kind in the world. There is even a train which takes you from one end to the other, or you can take a leisurely stroll, stopping off for an ice cream on the way.
As a major seaside resort, Adventure Island is a major attraction home to rollercoasters, mini-golf and all manner of fairground rides. It’s free to enter and is a great way to keep the kids entertained.
Complement your visit here with a trip to the Sea Life aquarium where you can learn about all the local marine life and even walk through a shark-infested tunnel (all behind glass thankfully)!
For something far away from the noise of the penny arcades head to one of the town’s unspoilt beaches to enjoy some peace and relaxation.
Chalkwell beach is an excellent place to take an evening stroll with the dog or simply sit and watch the world go by.
For something a bit more active why not try your hand at kitesurfing at the equally remote Shoebury East beach.
When moving with us, we handle everything from initial survey, to boxing up belongings, to loading and unloading whilst safeguarding your invaluable belongings. By planning your Essex move, this frees you up to get on with the important things when moving home.
Outstanding customer service, honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of our ethos. That’s why we are proud to be members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), consistently receiving rave customer reviews.
Our experienced team of removals specialists have been relocating customers all over the world since 1984.
With a reputation for outstanding customer service, there's no better choice of removals firm for your next move.
Our friendly support team are always on hand to offer help and guidance, whenever when you need it.