New Homes in Hertfordshire
Living in Hertfordshire
Picturesque villages and towns can be found all around Hertfordshire, exemplified by St Albans and its wealth of historical structures - including the remnants of its ancient predecessor, Verulamium. Many of the larger towns in Hertfordshire make for excellent commuter hubs, packing all the essential amenities you could need while also providing a calmer pace of life outside of London. Balancing the urban aspects with the rural charm is where Hertfordshire excels, and the quality of life offered is second to none.
Where to live in HertfordshireResiding next to the Chiltern Hills is Watford, one of the major commuter boroughs in Hertfordshire which has a consistently high demand for property. Watford is particularly appealing due to its proximity to both the M25 around London and the M1 which links London to the Midlands and north of England, as well as the rail links into Central London. There's a vast array of high street shops and restaurants in the area, as well as gorgeous outdoor walks just a few miles outside of the town at Cassiobury Park and Munden Estate.
The market town of Stevenage was originally a settlement which was constructed during the Roman Britain period and has since been rejuvenated in the 20th century, splitting Stevenage into Old Town and New Town areas. Stevenage continued to be a hub of activity, with many areas becoming especially desirable due to the historical links and easy commutability. Hemel Hempsted experienced a similar rejuvenation post-WW2 after being originally established during the Tudor period. Several leisure and retail developments have seen the popularity of the area soar, helping it maintain its position as a fantastic option for commuters and families alike.
Things to do in HertfordshireFor those who are historically inclined, Hertfordshire is a treasure trove of gems from the past with detailed backgrounds to explore. Berkhamstead Castle and Knebworth House have rich histories to delve into along with the De Havilland Aircraft Museum - the oldest aviation museum in the UK - and Royston Cave's mysterious origins.
For more interactive attractions, the Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne is arguably the must-visit site of Hertfordshire, hosting all manner of animals from primates to birds of prey with special events where you can meet sloths and get exclusive peeks into the life of a zookeeper. Warner Bros. Studios can also be found in Leavesden to the north of Watford where you can take a tour of various Harry Potter related set pieces and discover how they brought the magic to life.
Property to buy in Hertfordshire
Berkeley Group have a number of fantastic property developments in Hertfordshire, primarily centred around the Watford area which benefits from a wealth of amenities and transport links. Our newest development in Watford, The Eight Gardens is located moments from Watford Junction Station with connections into London in just 14 mins. Residents of The Eight Gardens will benefit from beautifully landscaped gardens complete with water features and impressive public art. A selection of stunning 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are available ready to move into next year.