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Today, independent mortgage broker Private Finance has said that Hertford in Hertfordshire is becoming an increasingly popular place to live for families moving out of London.
The town was confirmed as the UK’s second fastest selling during 2015. One of the main selling points of the area is that buyers can purchase property from just £175,000 and an average family home can be acquired for just £400,000. Additionally, Private Finance has said that buyers are increasingly attracted to the area as it is a charming, historical market town with excellent schools as well as good transport links into London.
A local agent, Abel of Hertford has said that properties in the £500,000 to £800,000 price range are the most sought after in the area. Properties priced at this level typically offer 4 or 5 bedroom properties with gardens that are close to the town centre. This is the main reason why Hertford is so popular with second time buyers or families moving out of London, the agent has said.
Simon Checkley, Managing Director of Private Finance says:
‘Hertford has something for everyone including a bustling High Street, Theatre, Castle park, leisure facilities and the Hartham Park. As a market town, it offers a fantastic mixture of classical period property and a number of new build properties that are in keeping with the historic feel of the town.’
‘Families and second time home movers are drawn to the town not only for value for money but also the schooling within the area which is some of the best in the country. Local schools include St Josephs, Duncombe and Heath Mount, which are independent schools for children between the ages of 4 and 13. There is also the Abel Smith state school with has one of the best Ofsted reports in the country. You also have the very highly regarded Haileybury College and St Edmund’s College which are private schools for children between the ages of 11 and 18.’
‘Hertford also has fantastic travel links via both roads and rail. The town boasts two lines into London; Hertford East station into London Liverpool Street whilst Hertford North will take you directly into Kings Cross and Moorgate. The journey from Hertford North is 35 minutes whereas Hertford East will take you 52 minutes which is obviously an important factor for families who still need an easy commute into work.