Thursday, June 13, 2024

Five Reasons to Love Living in Loughton

Located in Essex’s “Golden Triangle” alongside Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill, Loughton is a fantastic destination for those who want peaceful country walks while still having convenient connections to the capital. Nestled within the Golden Triangle, Treeside proudly hosts Network Homes’ newest selection of shared ownership properties. Discover five compelling reasons why this has emerged as a fantastic destination for those seeking their ideal home.

Leisure and Lifestyle

Loughton hosts a wide range of shops, pubs, and restaurants that enhance the charming community. The vibrant high street combines popular chain stores with independent boutiques such as The Bookshop and Secret Toyshop, a family-run business that has operated in the community for over 30 years. Whether you are a foodie or just looking for a spot to catch up with friends for a quick tipple, The Gardeners Arms is a welcoming gastropub that captures impressive skyline views. Alternatively, Quindici provides delicious Italian dishes with a modern twist for an unforgettable dining experience.

While London’s thriving West End is within easy reach, Loughton offers a wealth of culture right on the doorstep. Loughton Library is home to the National Jazz Archives, a comprehensive resource detailing the evolution of the music genre in the UK.

Freedom to Explore

Located in the District of Epping Forest, it comes as no surprise that Loughton’s residents can enjoy an extensive 5,900-acre woodland just moments from home. With more than 284km of paths to explore, Epping Forest is a great setting for everything from a gentle afternoon stroll to a longer trek. For nature lovers, Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve is the county’s largest remaining species-rich water meadow. From kestrels and finches to butterflies and dragonflies, there is plenty to catch a glimpse of among the brightly coloured wildflowers.

Family Favourites

Loughton is a fantastic place for families to call home. The area offers a range of highly esteemed schools suitable for children of all ages. Hereward Primary School is committed to creating a space for younger students to thrive and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. For older children, Davenant Foundation School combines teaching with a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The school’s sixth form also has a detailed enrichment programme designed to prepare students for their next steps after leaving school.

Outside of school, there is plenty to keep families occupied, from playgrounds and parks to meals out. If you are looking to keep active, Loughton Leisure Centre hosts pools, a gym and various studios for fitness classes. From inflatable fun in the pool to designated junior sessions in the gym, there is plenty here to keep children engaged.

Getting Out and About

Loughton’s history is intrinsically linked to transport, with the area once brimming with inns and shops catering to those traveling from London to Cambridge, Newmarket, and East Anglia. Today, the area is still well-suited for those looking to get out and about by road, with the M11 offering easy connections towards Cambridge.

In this Essex location, you are never far from London. Just a short walk away is Debden underground station. Positioned on the Central Line, residents can enjoy direct links to Liverpool Street in 30 minutes and Oxford Circus in 40 minutes, perfect for commuters and shoppers alike.


Just 1.1 miles from Loughton’s thriving high street, Treeside is a stunning range of shared ownership properties. The first phase comprises a collection of 14 new build apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. All apartments enjoy open-plan living, impressive specification, and high-quality integrated kitchen appliances. Each home also features a balcony or terrace area, perfect for morning yoga, creating a herb garden or al fresco dining with friends and family.

Discover more about how Network Homes can help you get on to the property ladder in Loughton by visiting Network Homes – Treeside.

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