Hertford identified as 2016 property hotspot
London mortgage broker Private Finance has identified Hertford in Hertfordshire as a property hotspot in 2016.
The town, which has excellent schools and good transport links into London, was the UK’s second fastest selling town in 2015.
In Hertford properties can be purchased from £175,000 and an average family home costs £400,000.
A local agent, Abel of Hertford, said properties in the £500,000 to £800,000 price range are the most sought after and typically offer four or five bedrooms with gardens close to the town centre.
Simon Checkley, managing director of Private Finance, said: “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.”
He added: “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 Mountwhich are independent schools for children between the ages of fourand 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 Edmunds 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.”