Great Wakering is a semi-rural village approximately four miles east of Southend town centre. The village is well served with several historic public houses, a primary school, a Co-Operative supermarket, post office, hairdresser's and several small and characterful village shops. Great Wakering consists mainly of two roads, the High Street, which runs from the junction of Star Lane, and New Road, which begins outside St. Nicholas Parish Church and runs down to the bridges for Foulness Island.
Great Wakering offers some excellent examples of traditional English pubs serving fine ales and food alike. Cupids Country Club is the main venue in the area offering a function room, quiz nights as well as sporting activities such as football and cricket. The area is also home to Mill Barn Coarse Fishery which offers fishing all year round. The local football team Great Wakering Rovers play in the Isthmian League First Division North. Their home ground Burroughs Park is adjacent to the village recreation ground and sports centre.
Whilst Wakering isn’t directly accessible via train, the bus links to surrounding towns are as reliable as ever with services conducted by Arriva running through the village. The bus route conducts on a loop from Southend back to Wakering, whilst the other route will take you as far as Basildon. Great Wakering is best accessed via car by the A127 leading onto Eastern Avenue or the A13.
The average property price in Great Wakering is currently £280,559 with many properties being of a period build and some even being listed properties. It’s rare to find flats in this area, with the main bulk of properties being family homes.
The area is home to Poppets-Pre School and Great Wakering Primary School, however with no Secondary Schools in the immediate area, children have to look further afield with many catching the bus to King Edmunds School in Rochford or Shoeburyness High School. All Ofsted reports and GCSE results for schools in the local area can be found online.