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Living in Chelmsford, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Chelmsford, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Chelmsford what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio, where it was invented by Marconi. It is home to an excellent array of shops, bars and restaurants and also a large cathedral. It was considered to be a town until the Queen’s Jubilee where she anointed it with city status. Since then, it as grown significantly.

Gabrielle, says: 2020

Chelmsford is the only city in the English county of Essex, having been afforded this status as a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. It has a population of around 110,000 and has a long and rich history. Its relatively close proximity to London makes it one of the most prominent settlements in the capital’s commuter belt. It is the county town of Essex with Essex County Council meeting in County Hall in the City Centre.

Eleanor, says: 2020

Although Chelmsford is regarded as a city, it is extremely small compared to cities such as London or Birmingham. There are many positives to consider when moving to a small city, such as, less traffic and increased confidence in knowing your way around. there is a commuter train, which takes less than 40 minutes to get into London.

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