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Walthamstow has long been considered up and coming due to it’s quick and easy links to Central London and it’s village-like feeling :
For years the area has attracted families who have been priced out of areas such as Crouch End and Islington. The increased pull towards E17 reflects the growing trend towards London’s peripheral towns.
If you’re looking to get back to nature, then Walthamstow Reservoir is for you. The 74 acre land allows you to fish in the rivers and lakes and is additionally a bird sanctuary, so bird spotters eat your heart out!
If that sounds too small for you, there’s also Epping Forest which is a whopping 6,000 square acres of protected woodland, the largest in London.
Excitingly, the average house price of Walthamstow is currently lower than the London average!
The area has claimed one of the top spots of the ‘40 first-time buyer hotspots’, due to it’s affordability. An astonishing six out of 10 houses bought are sold to first timers, as they’re willing to move further out of London to get the price they want.
The new nighttube also means there’s an added desire for the Waltham Forest area. Easy access to the rest of London, day or night, definitely pushes Walthamstow up the Move-To list.
Along with the convenience of being only 14 minutes away from Kings Cross and 19 minutes away from Liverpool Street, travelling around London from this Zone 3 area couldn’t be easier.
Walthamstow Village is one of the oldest in London, dating back to 1076 when the rural farming community’s population was just 82! Though the area is increasingly gentrified it has still managed to maintain its rich history and unique village-like feel.
With future plans to develop Walthamstow further, it will become a diverse mix of old & unique and new & improved.
Moving to Hertford :
For Hertford there are two words that spring to everyone’s mind… Family Friendly. A charmingly provincial county town that as a wide variety of community events for all to get involved in. With a commute to London that could rival that of someone living in London, you might have just found your new home!
With a population of just under 30,000, Hertford is definitely the place for you if you’re keen to live in a small country town that feels a world away from hectic London. When moving to Hertford you will realise how many independent shops, restaurants and pubs are there.
Along with an annual music festival, a garden festival, a Christmas gala, a Dramatic and Operatic Society and art societies will keep creative people busy. While the cricket club, canoe club, football clubs, rugby clubs and fishing will keep sporty people busy.
The River Rib, Beane, Mimram and Lea all run through or lay just on the outskirts of the town. Along with Hartham Common, Hertford is ideal if you and your family love picturesque Sunday morning walks.
Life in Hertford :
For such a small area, Hertford has a rich history. Hertford Castle is a Grade I listed building dating back to the 15th Century and built on the site of a Norman Castle by the River Lea. It was actually a Royal Palace for over 300 years. Surrounded by beautiful grounds, it’s completely hidden from view by it’s flint and stone wall.
Not only is Hertford’s beautiful history available to visit, you can also hire it for special occasions. Not enough for history buffs? The Hertford Museum also aims to preserve the history of the town and was shortlisted as one of the top museums in 2011 by the Art Fund!
Commuting to and from Hertford :
Connections to the North and South are plentiful. Both Hertford North and Hertford East take you into Central London in under an hour. The A10 leading you to the M25, the A1 and M11 all close by means the whole of England is your oyster. Plus being 20 miles from London and less than an hours train ride to Liverpool Street or Moorgate, your travel options really are endless.
To move to Hertford is currently less expensive than nearby areas Bengeo and Hertford Heath. Though due to its status as a county town, you might find it pricier than originally thought.
Whether the large Victorian and Edwardian houses or the riverside terraced cottages, you’re sure to fall in love with Hertford living!
If you’re planning on moving to Hertford, we’re North London’s finest when it comes to removals, so why not get in touch or get a quick quote?