Directly north of London and bordering Essex, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, the home county of Hertfordshire (or Herts as it is more fondly known) offers a great mixture of urban and rural living. Home to the University of Hertfordshire, Warner Brothers and Elstree Studios as well as many stately homes and historical sites such as Knebworth House, Hatfield House and the Roman Verulamium, there is plenty to do and see in your spare time. With great transport links and a commute time from around 35 minutes to London, it is a popular choice for professionals and families. It houses some of the best state schools in the country and is home to many noted independent schools.
St Albans is the only city in Hertfordshire. With its beautiful Cathedral surrounded by winding streets and buildings dating back to the Tudor times, it is steeped in history, whilst also offering a modern way of living with independent boutiques, artisan food shops, bars and restaurants. It offers bustling markets, an annual film festival as well as a carnival to celebrate the area and its history. St Albans boasts a significant number of exceptional state schools with an unusually high percentage of them rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The town is home to Stevenage Leisure Park which offers many activities including a cinema, a bowling alley and indoor crazy golf, as well as family friendly dining. It also has its own football club, Stevenage FC, which is an integral part of the community and is home to Lister Hospital offering a full range of NHS services. There have been several regeneration projects in the area in recent years with further plans in place to improve connectivity between Stevenage and the surrounding areas. Properties are often more affordable in Stevenage than some other parts of Hertfordshire, but as schools in the area perform highly, it is a popular choice of location for families.
This picturesque village is nestled between the busy towns of Ware, Bishops Stortford and Sawbridgeworth. With houses dating back to the 15th century and a claim to being the birthplace of the Tudor line, the village’s history is evident throughout. There is a shop which houses a post office, also a tennis and bowls club, a public house and a church. The 1FE primary school has been consistently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and there are many well respected independent schools close by.
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