South Woodham Ferrers town centre is situated to the east of the town and has a number of shops, key facilities, bars and restaurants, anchored by an ASDA superstore. There are further shops located close to the station and within the south western corner of the town, ensuring that most of the community is within walking distance of facilities.
There are a number of primary and secondary schools within the town and light industrial areas to the north east / west of the town.
There is a network of attractive parks and open spaces to the south, east and west of the town, with a number of leisure and sports facilities, including an animal adventure park. The open space links together to provide an attractive boundary to the town.