Bordering North London, Hertfordshire is becoming an increasingly popular destination to relocate to. It offers a luxury of greenery and bucolic countryside, whilst still being easily accessible from London for commuters. Here at Own Homes, we have created a list of our favourite Hertfordshire locations excluding Stevenage. Please do not hesitate to contact us today and speak to our expert estate agents and we shall endeavour to guide you through Hertfordshire’s endless possibilities.
Radlett is an affluent village in Hertfordshire, popular for its quaint village atmosphere, whilst also being located within a close proximity to London. It is accessible from Kings Cross Station within approximately 30 minutes, yet only has a population of 8000, offering its inhabitants a unique sense of privacy. Radlett offers stunning rural countryside, surrounded by farms and flint stone houses, making for an excellent quality of life for people of all ages. It must be mentioned that Radlett is home to Haberdashers' School, a top 10 UK independent school.
St Albans was recently rated the finest location to live in the southeast by The Sunday Times and it is another fantastic choice for a commuter town, as it takes just 17 minutes to reach Kings Cross London. It is popular for many families, as the schools offer pupils an excellent education and a wealth of academic possibilities. It is a beautiful area, offering movers a variety of traditional Georgian and medieval cottages. St Albans is famed for its historical beauty and splendour and it is home to one of the oldest pubs in England known as Ye Old Fighting Cocks.
Harpenden is the next town over from St Albans and offers similar amenities, but on a smaller scale for those who prefer a quieter lifestyle. With outstanding state and independent schools, Harpenden offers an affluent lifestyle for those who wish to be near to London, but in the comfort of the countryside. It is notably just seven miles from Luton airport, so it is a perfect location for those who travel frequently.
Ricksmansworth is situated in south west Hertfordshire and emulates rustic tranquillity and convenience. There is a splendid variety of property available in Rickmansworth, with country estates, contemporary houses and period cottages. Many of the schools in Rickmansworth have been selected as ‘outstanding’ in recent Ofsted reports and is commended for its choice of colleges and sixth forms.
Berkhamsted offers more affordable properties in Hertfordshire, as it is located in west Hertfordshire and at a distance from London’s bustle. It is known as a picturesque market town and has a small population of approximately 18,000. It is set amidst the Chiltern Hills and has been named as an Area of Outstanding Beauty. There is a variety of exceptional shops and restaurants to enjoy, creating a perfect balance between rural life and comfort.
But top of the pile has to be Stevenage, it offers exceptional value for money and excellent facilities. A visit to Stevenage Old Town is a great way to spend a Saturday!