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Reasons to Live in Colchester

Published on June 25th 2018 by knightwest
Here at Knight West, we have put together reasons why we love Colchester. How it offers a wide range of amenities for all different ages and social groups. 
Colchester is located in northeast Essex, surrounded by pretty countryside villages and only 65 miles from London. 
Colchester is a sort after location as it has transport links into London either via the A12 or by train, which takes under an hour.  We are also only 30 miles from Stansted Airport and 20 miles from the passenger ferry port at Harwich. 
We are well known for our history along with our sporting teams. Colchester was once known as the Capital of England at the time of Queen Boudica back in AD60, but its name then was Camulodunum. 
Our local football team Colchester United is currently in League Two, but back in 2008 made it up to League following relegation from the Championship.
With numerous supermarkets ranging from Lidl to Waitrose, it can cater for all families. The town centre holds a variety of cafes and shops, which is popular amongst the locals. We offer a wide range of local schools, and we are home to the Ofsted Outstanding Colchester County High School for Girls and Colchester Royal Grammar School. It is an ideal location for all ages as Colchester hosts a variety of events throughout the year from Food and Drink Festivals to History Nights. Permission has just been granted for a new shopping village to go ahead in West Colchester, which will add value to properties in the area.


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