New homes in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in the of England, sharing a border with Greater London to the south, as well as , , and . Whether you want to live in a desirable spot like or county town , new homes in Hertfordshire are always sought after.
From museums, parks and historic country manors, to film studio tours and outdoor pursuits, there’s plenty to keep the whole family busy across the county. With that close proximity to London also a major draw, don’t miss our developments in Hertfordshire below.
Living in Hertfordshire
Whether you’re interested in living as close to London as possible or maximising your space further out from the capital, Hertfordshire is a place which caters for a wide range of lifestyles. Our latest offers page also caters for a large variety of needs, with initiatives like the Help to Buy East of England scheme helping you get on the property ladder more easily. Through this, you could buy a new home with only a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage, thanks to the government contributing a 20% equity loan to help fund your purchase.
Things to see and do in Hertfordshire
There’s a pleasant contrast of attractions across Hertfordshire, with the north and west particularly good for enjoying wide open natural spaces. From Fairlands Valley Park and Cassiobury Park to Aldenham Country Park and the ancient woodlands of the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate, the county offers lots of outdoor fun.
Little ones will love Rye-Assic Adventure Park, while there’s everything from castles and museums to Buddhist monasteries, local markets and white water centres. Then there’s the excellent Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Verulamium Park and the Natural History Museum at Tring. Plus, with some of the county lying within the M25 boundary, certain towns and villages offer brilliant access to the culture and entertainment on offer in London.
Sheredes Primary School in Hoddesdon has been rated as the best school in Hertfordshire for youngsters and is outstanding according to Ofsted. Cunningham Hill Junior School is in the same category, with St Albans regarded as one of the best places in the UK to raise a family.
If your children are a little older, Bishop’s Stortford’s Hockerill Anglo-European College could be interesting. It’s also in Ofsted’s top band, while the same goes for Dame Alice Owen’s School in Potters Bar, which is one of the best schools in the South East.
Transport links in Hertfordshire
As one of the home counties just north of London, Hertfordshire has excellent transport links, not least in terms of motorway access. The M1, A1(M) and M25 all run through the county, while the M11 passes just to the east and the M40 to the west.
Places like Watford and St Albans offer trains into London which take around 20 minutes, while Stansted and Luton’s Airports are just outside the county. If you’re looking for links to get around the county and other parts of the region, there’s a large public transport network made up of an array of bus and train routes.
The Hertfordshire property market
With such good access to London and some superb neighbourhoods across the county, the Hertfordshire property market is thriving. New build homes are extremely sought after, which makes developments in places like Hitchin highly desirable.
Whether you’re after a 3 or 4 bedroom family home in this area or a 1 bed apartment in Watford, don’t forget to check out offers like our Part Exchange to see if you could maximise the value from your move.
Help to Buy Hertfordshire
In Hertfordshire you can take advantage of Help to Buy East of England if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy East of England page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.