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Prospects Lifestyle

Prospects is superbly located to enjoy all the attractions of smaller town living with everything that the vibrant Essex seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea has to offer just minutes away.

The main shopping area is approximately half a mile from the development and offers a vast array of high street stores. A number of supermarkets and convenience stores are situated nearby including a Co-op Supermarket and Sainsbury’s local. A wider variety of shops can be discovered in Southend town centre within The Victoria Shopping Centre, just 1 mile away and The Royals Shopping Centre, 1.7 miles away. There is also a thriving weekly market and a twice monthly farmer’s market that take place on the High Street.

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The quiet and sandy beaches of Westcliff-on-Sea are within easy reach with an esplanade to promenade along, dotted with bistros and bars to stop and enjoy the view.

Along the estuary, enchanting Leigh-on-Sea has much to offer residents and visitors alike with its antiques, vintage and jewellery shops, little boutiques and cafés. People travel from across the county and beyond to enjoy Leigh’s shopping and culture with the bustling Broadway, and the up and coming Leigh Road, offering an abundance of independent retailers and original old town charm.

The vast shopping and retail destination, intu Lakeside, is a 40 minute drive via the A13. Indulge amongst the enticing array of 245 shops including Allsaints, Apple, Boss, Calvin Klein, House of Fraser, Jack Wills, Kurt Geiger, Levi’s and Waterstones; as well as a cinema complex, restaurants and seasonal events.

The centre of Southend-on-Sea is a hive of activity in the evenings with party goers, theatre and cinema enthusiasts and diners.

With over 500 different restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and fast food outlets, the choice of cuisine is endless with any taste, budget or style catered for.

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A 15 minute walk from Prospects will reveal the delights of SoPa Thai Restaurant or O’Picado, a family owned restaurant serving authentic Madeiran cuisine for over 15 years. A little further afield is the distinguished, two rosette award-winning Roslin Beach Hotel restaurant which has also been awarded the coveted Visit England Rose award; one of only a hundred restaurants to receive this accolade in the country. More fine dining experiences can be found at the renowned Food by John Lawson, Leigh-on-Sea, and Southend’s Aurum Restaurant, offering a combination of refined gastronomy with delicious flavour.

Theatre goers will enjoy a variety of entertainment, catch the stars in a top music concert or a West End musical at Cliffs Pavilion or be entertained at Palace Theatre by live music, drama or comedy. The Odeon cinema in the town centre offers the latest movie blockbusters.

For an exciting night out there are a number of casinos in Southend, including Genting Casino and Grosvenor Casino, as well as a bowling alley, bars, clubs and live music venues.

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For sports enthusiasts and those leading an active lifestyle, Southend boasts a wealth of opportunity.

Chase Sports and Fitness Centre is only 1 mile away from Prospects, offering excellent gym and fitness equipment, 5-a-side football, badminton, children’s nursery and an extensive programme of exercise classes such as yoga, pilates and group cycle.

The town is also home to Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre with both indoor and outdoor facilities for all types of sports including tennis, football and athletics. The swimming pools are second to none with a 25m, 8 lane competition main pool, for both recreational and competitive use, as well as a fun pool. The centre also has a world-class diving pool where you might see some of the world’s best divers.

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For those keen to get on the water outside there are plentiful opportunities to learn to sail at the Marine Activities Centre or join one of the area’s five yacht clubs.

There are also three golf courses nearby to choose from, the Belfriars Golf Course, Garon Park Golf Complex and Rochford Hundred Golf Club, all of which are within a 15-minute drive of Prospects.

A number of parks and open spaces as well as miles of coastal walks, runs and cycle rides can be enjoyed in Southend and the surrounding area. With over 80 parks and green spaces in the borough those who love to be outdoors are spoilt for choice. Chalkwell, Belfairs, Southchurch, Southchurch Hall Gardens and Priory Park all retained their Green Flag awards in 2019.

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