Just 35 minutes outside London in the Essex countryside is Chelmsford a very quiet but nonetheless great place to live and work. Music lovers will know of Chelmsford as one of the 2 sites for the V Festival during the summer. However, there is much more to it than meets the eye.
Being so close to London, while still in the beautiful countryside of Essex, gives you the chance to explore the city when you want to, but without feeling suffocated by it. It is also a great city for cyclists, with lots of pathways to help you get round town on two wheels.
If you are looking to have a cultural experience while living and working in Chelmsford, then there is the inspirational Chelmsford Museum and three theatres to start with.
While it is a very modern city, there is hints to its past. From a business and employment standpoint, Chelmsford was originally a market and agricultural town that also played an important part in all things industrial as far back as the 19th century, with engineering and foundries becoming more prominent in the mid 1800s. Nowadays, it is a city that employs around 80,000 people in largely commercial-related businesses.
If you are qualified in the commercial sector then, Chelmsford will suit you. Many big companies including M&G Group have premises in Chelmsford and there are 3 retail parks, 2 shopping centres and the High Street in town is full of many mini and independent shops.
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