Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire is a county in the East of England that has been an important centre for trade, industry and commerce since the Iron Age. The county has over 760,000 residents, which makes it one of the most populous counties in England. It also contains some of the best schools and universities in the country! Whether you are looking to relocate or just learn more about Hertfordshire, this guide will provide all of the information you need!

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Best places to live in Hertfordshire

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Bedford in Derbyshire

Where is Hertfordshire?

Hertfordshire is a county in the East of England. It is bordered to the north by Bedfordshire, to the east by Essex and Cambridgeshire, to the south by Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and finally to the west by Northamptonshire. 

Areas in Hertfordshire

The county of Hertfordshire is made up of several districts, each with its own unique character. Listed below are the most popular areas in Hertfordshire, along with a little bit of information about each one:

St Albans – This historic city is home to some of the best schools in the county and is only a short train ride away from London. The town is home to a range of amenities and facilities, including the Abbey National Theatre.

Bedford – An historic market town with an impressive skyline, Bedford is located on the River Great Ouse and boasts some great schools in its surrounding areas.

Stevenage – With excellent transport links into London and other major cities such as Cambridge and Peterborough, Stevenage is a great place for commuters. It also has a number of large shopping centres and plenty of green spaces.

St Albans in Derbyshire

Hatfield – Another town with excellent transport links, Hatfield is home to the University of Hertfordshire as well as a number of other educational institutions. It also has a wide range of shops and amenities.

Bishop’s Stortford – One of the best places to live in Hertfordshire, Bishop’s Stortford is a vibrant area with lots going on, such as the weekly market and the annual carnival. It also has a great selection of amenities, shops, restaurants and bars.

Hertford – The county town of Hertfordshire, Hertford is a charming and historic town with plenty to offer residents. It has a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars as well as several cultural attractions.

Universities in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire is home to a number of universities, including:

The University of Hertfordshire – With over 25,000 students and campuses in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City, The University of Hertfordshire is one of the largest universities in the UK.

Hertfordshire Business School – Part of The University of Hertfordshire, the Hertfordshire Business School offers a range of business-focused courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

West Herts College – A Further Education college with campuses in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. Offers a range of courses from A-levels to diplomas and degrees.

Callumn House in Derbyshire

Top Schools in Hertfordshire

There are many top schools located throughout Hertfordshire, such as:

Bishop’s Stortford College – A prestigious independent day school that prides itself on its academic excellence, Bishop’s Stortford College offers GCSEs, A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

The Hertfordshire School – An all-girls school with a strong academic reputation, The Hertfordshire School offers GCSEs and A-levels in science, art and humanities.

The Henrietta Barnett School – A grammar school for girls that is well-known for its academic excellence, The Henrietta Barnett School offers GCSEs and A-levels in the sciences (particularly biology), mathematics, English literature and history.

Buntingford School – A mixed comprehensive school that offers GCSEs and A-levels in a range of subjects, Buntingford School is particularly well known for its music department.

Population of Hertfordshire

The population of Herts has been rising steadily since 2001 at an average increase rate over 25 years of 0.16% per year or approximately 11 persons each week on average, according the Office For National Statistics. This accounts for just under 500 new residents every month.

 

Reviews in Hertfordshire

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Royal Connaught Park, skillful conversions of old and new, a beautiful place to live

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Review Date Mar 2022

Brilliant development with a very supportive community, several whats app groups. Wonderful grounds, approx 65 acres, Easy walk to Bushey Station, sveral of the big supermarkets very close by including Costco, not aware of any anto social behaviour or traffic noise and regular bin collections. A very nice place to live

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Half of our development is more than 100 years old and has been skillfully converted into flats and houses from a Masonic boys school and the other half is all new build consisting of 2,3 and 4 bedroom flats and houses. There’s also a great leisure complex with 2 gyms, pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

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all in all a great place to live with a very good quality of life

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Generally good for small matters, but with difficulty and only after raising any problems multiple times for major issues

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Flat is lovely spacious

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Review Date Mar 2022

Parking is shocking. And so is the company metropolitan they just sell the property under a blanket of lies. Then don’t want to know from you unless they want more money

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Flat is lovely spacious. Surrounding are is good just lack of parking and management. Could do with more storage in the kitchen but hey ho it is what it is. Would I buy the property again if I was to be in the same position. Some answer no. To many lies told on metropolitan behalf

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Wish we new you couldn’t park anywhere and they was going to in force a parking firm

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They haven’t very well. One woman shouted at me and said it is what it is

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A very nice place to live

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Review Date Mar 2022

The old town is really nice and has lots of nice bars, restaurants and good shops, it is also really close to the town centre and train station

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The flat is nice and modern, it has high ceilings and feels bright and airy. The kitchen is nice and finished to a high standard and appliances all work well. It is decorated nicely, with a neutral palette. The roof terrace is lovely and the gym is a great thing to have.

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The old town can get a little loud when the nearby pub is busy, but this is very rare.

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Were really helpful with helping us to sort a new fire alarm battery

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Overall very good

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Review Date Mar 2022

Very good area, close to everything you would ever need.
Easily accessible for our work which is really good

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The design of the building and car park is great. Plenty of spaces. The cost could be less for parking. The gym is good and the extra party room is also very good!
The flats always stay really warm so we have turned our heating on twice in one year!
The concierge is also very friendly and they get things sorted very quickly!

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Knowing the council tax amount for the property would of been at the beginning.

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I haven’t had to contact them too much but the one thing I needed the responded there and then and got it resolved.

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