Located between Rayleigh, Ashingdon and Rochford; Hockley is a large village in South East Essex. With a population of 9,616 as of the 2011 census, the area lies 8 miles north of Southend-On-Sea, with many of its residents commuting to London for work purposes.
Hockley is home to three pubs, The White Hart, The Spa and The Bull, the latter of which is a gastropub. The area also has a local gym, a bowling alley and a children's soft play area. Hockley woods is a 229 acres woodland located to the rear of The Bull Pub. An ideal place for a leisurely walk away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Hockley is commutable to London via train with the line run by Abellio Greater Anglia beginning its journey at Southend Victoria before terminating at London Liverpool Street.
The area also has a strong bus service with buses conducted by Arriva passing through the town before heading onto Rayleigh one way and Shoeburyness the other, stopping at all major towns and villages along the way. There is also a bus service conducted by First Essex. If travelling by car, Hockley is best accessed by the A127.
The average house price in Hockley as of 2016 is £362,497. The average detached property in the area values at £478,929 whilst semi-detached houses average at £291,709. Hockley boasts a fantastic array of properties with 1930s builds, 1980s builds in the Betts Farm estate and beautiful manor houses further towards Bullwood Hall.
The major school in Hockley is Greensward Academy, with the Secondary school being the only of the sort in the area. Hockley is also home to three primary schools, Plumberow, Westerings and Hockley Primary School. The area also has a pre-school. Ofsted reports and GCSE results for the local schools can be found online.