Living in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire enjoys a wonderful location as one of the Home Counties, just north of London and with excellent links to all parts of the capital.

Its county town is Hertford, while other key destinations within the region include St Albans, Watford, Rickmansworth, Stevenage, Letchworth, Hitchin and Bishop’s Stortford. It is bordered to the north by Bedfordshire, by Cambridgeshire and Essex to the east, by Buckinghamshire to the south and Greater London to the south.

The history of the area can be traced back to 913 AD, when a fortress was constructed at Hertford under the rule of Edward the Elder. The name Hertfordshire is first recorded in 1011 as part of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

As London expanded at a rapid rate through the centuries, Hertfordshire became even closer to the capital, heightening its appeal. Letchworth became the first garden city in the world in 1903, while Stevenage was transformed under the New Towns Act 1946.

Throughout much of the 20th century, Hertfordshire was perhaps best known for its Elstree film studios in Borehamwood. A number of classic titles were produced in the area, including several of the Star Wars films.

Some of the UK’s best-loved television shows have been or continued to be filmed at Elstree, such as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Big Brother and EastEnders.

Today, locations such as St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and many others in Hertfordshire are prime commuter spots, with excellent rail links making it possible for people to live in the county while retaining a job in London.

What’s more, many of Hertfordshire’s towns and cities are among the most picturesque of all those in England.

So for a remarkable place to live and access to a large supply of high-quality housing, look no further than the historic county of Hertfordshire.

You can visit our St Albans branch in Hertforshire.