Leigh-on-Sea Area and Amenities

What it’s like to live in Leigh-on-Sea

During the 1990s and the early 21st century, Leigh-on-Sea went through more change: the growing dominance of out-of-town, 24-hour supermarkets and retail parks, as well as the arrival and popularity of retail online shopping.

This meant that much local business had to reinvent itself, either as venues for socialising, or to offer niche services and products to cater for the town’s changing demographic.

Bars, cafes and restaurants, boutiques, galleries and gift shops, amongst other traders, began to replace many of the traditional high street shops.

Significant urban regeneration has followed these changes and is continuing, attracting new residents to the town as well as helping accommodate an increase in the borough's local population.

Several annual events have become well established, including Leigh Regatta, The Leigh Folk Festival and The Leigh Art Trail. The regatta is held over one weekend in September. It is organised by the three Sea Scout Groups based in the Old Town to raise funds for local Scouting and a nominated charity.

For Estate Agents in Essex with local knowledge and a commitment to our community choose Amos Estates. Contact us now for more information.

Local schools in this area

Primary Schools



Blenheim Primary School

School Way, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 4HX

Chalkwell Hall Infant School

London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3NL

Chalkwell Hall Junior School

London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3NL

Darlinghurst School

Pavilion Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3JS

Eastwood Primary School & Nursery

Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5UT

Edwards Hall Primary School

Macmurdo Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5AQ

Fairways Primary School

The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 4QW

Heycroft Primary School

Benvenue Avenue, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5SJ

Leigh North Street Primary School

North Street, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1QE

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

Manchester Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3HS

West Leigh Infant School

Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2JB

West Leigh Junior School

Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2JB

Secondary Schools



Belfairs Academy

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3TG

The Eastwood Academy

Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5UU

Local amenities in this area

ExpertWeb Local Area Map:  ExpertWeb API key is missing or invalid.
Please add a valid ExpertWeb API key in the WordPress ExpertWeb plugin settings.
If this does not solve the issue please contact us: hi@expertweb.uk

What is my home worth?

Curious what your home is worth? Click here for an instant on-line valuation.

Remember, the only way to fully experience our unrivalled services is in person by arranging a free no obligation marketing appraisal. Arrange a valuation today.