Hertfordshire is one of the English home counties, bordering London and therefore providing great access to the country’s capital via car or train. The area continues to see increased development due to its close proximity to London, drawing in many people looking for property.
Stevenage is due to receive substantial investment in and around the town centre area, including 500 new homes which are due to start construction soon. This town is a great option for first time buyers looking to buy in Hertfordshire, with various options in and outside of the town centre. The town offers a great range of shops and leisure facilities as well as fantastic transport links providing direct access to London and other cities around the country.
If you are looking to live closer into the urban areas and towns, Hemel Hempstead is a great option for a busier style of life with it being one of the most populated areas in Hertfordshire. The area has lots of properties on offer, suitable for both first time buyers and people looking to move house. There is a mix of old and new houses currently on the market, with something for everyone.
Borehamwood is an area which sees thousands of Londoners relocating to as it sits just outside of the city but provides great access to it and surrounding areas. The house prices are a bit higher than the other locations mentioned due to its close proximity to London, but it still offers options for first time buyers too. The town is well known for being home to Elstree Studios and also offers a number of shops and amenities in and around the centre.
Some of the cheapest house prices in the county have been found in Apsley, a small village located just outside of Hemel Hempstead. Apsley has been referred to as the cheapest village in Hertfordshire, with house prices averaging around £223,000. As well as offering cheap house prices, the village has a lovely little marina where canal boats are moored along the Rive Gade.
Another one of the better priced villages in Hertfordshire is Caldecote, which sits just next to Baldock. This area is a bit further out from London, at the North of the county which borders Bedfordshire. The average house price here is a bit higher than that of Apsley, looking at around £360,000. However, the village is very quiet and offers a beautiful countryside setting, perfect for those looking for a peaceful, calm location to live in.