New homes in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is at the heart of the Home Counties, and an integral part of the London commuter belt.
Whether it’s a new home in Baldock, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Bishop’s Stortford, Hatfield, Croxley Green or the county town of Hertford, this pleasant rural county represents one of the most sought after locations in the UK.
History of Hertfordshire
Meaning ‘deer crossing’ in Anglo Saxon, Hertfordshire has played a major part in the nation's history since the 10th Century, when it became an English shire with the merger of the West Saxon and Mercian kingdoms.
Mirroring the growth of London throughout the Middle Ages, Hertfordshire welcomed many nobles and aristocrats building grand mansions across the county.
In 1903 Letchworth became the world’s first ever garden city, and Stevenage was the first new town to feature on the map immediately after World War 2.
Transport in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is one of the most well connected counties in the UK.
Four motorways pass through the county, the A1(M), M1, M25 and M11, plus a large number of major trunk roads. These link the county directly with London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland.
But Hertfordshire isn’t just well served by the road network, it also has four mainline rail routes that run through the county, the West and East Coast Mainlines plus the Midland and West Anglia Mainlines.
For destinations outside the UK, Stansted Airport and Luton Airports are easily accessible, situated just outside the county’s boundaries.
The county boasts a wide range of family attractions including Knebworth House, Aldenham Country Park, Berkhamstead Castle and the Roman remains of Verulamium in St Albans. While the popular Warner Brothers Studio Tour allows you to visit many of the sets featured in the Harry Potter blockbusters.
Sport and leisure
There are many famous names associated with Hertfordshire that have attracted many headlines through the years. The renowned professional football clubs, Watford FC and Stevenage FC, are based in the county, while for those that enjoy rough and tumble, Hemel Stags Rugby League Club play an entertaining brand of Rugby.
A Great Place to Live
From wonderful countryside to quaint market towns, Hertfordshire offers something for everybody. Combined with its proximity to the capital and outstanding transport links, new homes in Hertfordshire are in great demand.
Throughout Herfordshire you’ll find a wide variety of primary and secondary schools, many of which have an outstanding reputation and success rate with pupils. These include establishments like Goldfields Infants’ and Nursery School in the Tring area, Little Gaddesden Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School in Berkhamsted and Abel Smith School in the Hertford area. For those with older children Hitchin Girls’ School in Hitchin, Leventhorpe School in Sawbridgworth and St Clement Danes School in Rickmansworth all have an outstanding reputation. The University of Hertfordshire also provides excellent higher education for those aged 18 and over.