SOUTHEND EAST This is the area known as Southchurch. A great web of residential streets extends from Southend Central to Thorpe Bay, stitched together by a long main road of shops and offices. A three-bedroom semi on one of the nicest roads – Southchurch Boulevard or Arlington Road, for example – will cost around £350,000. In less popular streets the price drops to around £225,000. Two- or three-bedroom terraced houses sell for around £175,000 to £220,000.