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Why Borehamwood properties are so popular?

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Borehamwood has become a popular place to live for a number of reasons. Location-wise, it is in a very good position in North London but is within the county of Hertfordshire, enjoying the best of both worlds in terms of proximity to the capital and the countryside.

We get a lot of enquiries for Borehamwood  properties from people who currently live and work in London but want, or need, to move to larger, family-friendly properties. It is an up-and-coming area that is less expensive than the older and more established neighbouring towns, such as Elstree and Radlett, but with all the same location advantages.

Borehamwood is great for commuters. Elstree & Borehamwood Station is in Zone 6 and only 25 minutes from St Pancras. For shoppers and holiday makers, there are direct trains to St Albans and Luton Airport. The town is also well placed with great road links into and out of London (A1, M1, M25).

The ease and speed of getting to work, coupled with some of the lowest house prices in North West London have ensured its popularity. In fact, Borehamwood is a largely residential town with a lot of new luxury developments being built, attracting many families. As such, there is a good mix of state and independent schools in and around the town.

Family activities

There are many facilities for children and young people. The centrally-placed Aberford Park and Meadow Park not only provide outdoor areas with plenty of trees, grass and a lake, they also have children’s play areas, football pitches, tennis courts and other multi-sports courts, a skate park and a bowling club.

Other things to do in the town include trampolining at MegaJump and the Reel Cinema.

The main shopping area is concentrated on Shenley Road, with a retail park a short walk away from Elstree & Borehamwood Station. A market is also held every Tuesday and Saturday.

The TV and film studio, Elstree Studios, is in the centre of town. Although you won’t be able to get inside to have a look round, you may spot familiar faces from the small screen popping out to the shops on Shenley Road in their lunch breaks.

Surrounding area

Residents of Borehamwood are extremely well placed to enjoy the attractions of the surrounding areas. There are a number of golf courses, or you could get closer to nature at Aldenham Country Park. The historic Roman town of St Albans is a short drive or train journey away to the north; and Watford is only a 20-minute drive away. You are also be close to the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with its rolling hills and ancient woods; in fact, this year The Telegraphplaced Broxbourne Wood in the top 20 of UK woodland walks, and it’s only a half hour drive from Borehamwood.

There are plenty of reasons why Borehamwood properties have become so popular. If you are selling your property in the area, we can help you get the best price for it – last year we sold properties for an average of 99% of their asking price! Click here to find out more.