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Hemel Hempstead Removals
Hemel Hempstead is located in the commuter belt of Hertfordshire. With small boroughs of post-war housing, Hemel Hempstead is essentially made up of small villages, each with their own shop, pub, and post office. Living in Hemel Hempstead allows locals to get to work easily in the city, whilst still residing in a location that has duck ponds, river side pubs, and pastel coloured houses.
Moving to Hemel Hempstead
Although nearby St Albans can be very attractive, buyers will get much more for their money in Hemel Hempstead. In the old town and villages such as Bourne End, you have your pick of a range of period properties. The posh areas (understandably with the biggest and grandest houses) are Bovingdon, Delden, Boxmoor, and Potten End. New-builds are creeping in to Hemel Hempstead, but this is not a bad thing. The new villages of Leverstock Green and Gadebridge have been welcomed with open arms.
Detached homes in Hemel Hempstead come in three categories; huge period homes, big period homes, and normal family detached. The humble detached homes range between £300,000 and £450,000. Upscaling to a big period home will set back buyers £500,000 to £700,000, and the huge period homes with five to seven bedrooms; £500,000 to £1.3 million. Beautiful town houses and cottages, £200,000 to £500,000; Victorian terraces, £200,000 to £375,000; modern terraces and semis; £140,000 to £250,000.
In terms of rental opportunities, one and two bed flats land anywhere between £650 pcm and £1250 pcm, dependent on location and condition. Three-bedroom family properties cost around £1250 pcm and anything up to £1500 pcm. Big semis and detached homes can fetch anywhere up to £2500 pcm and beyond.
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Schools in Hemel Hempstead
Hammond Academy, Bovingdon Academy, and Two Waters are the most popular primary schools in Hemel Hempstead. All three schools are ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Hammond and St Cuthbert Mayne RC are also ‘very good’.
The top two secondary schools have remained unchanged in Hemel Hempstead for years. The Hemel Hempstead School includes a sixth form and is rated ‘very good’ by Ofsted. The parent’s favourite is John F Kennedy, which is ‘outstanding’ across the board in the eyes of Ofsted.
Transport Links Hemel Hempstead
With the A41 dual carriage way, M1, and M25 within easy reach, Hemel Hempstead is well connected by road. Nearby Watford is just a 15-minute drive, as is Luton to the north. Although not for the faint hearted, a drive into the heart of Central London is 45 minutes in reasonable traffic.
Usually, there are roughly ten services leaving Hemel Hempstead station per hour. For commuters, four trains per hour run to London Euston, with journey times between 26 and 33 minutes. There are also the occasional trains direct to Kensington Olympia, taking 38 minutes. Trains to South Croydon are run by Southern. There are also trains to Tring (11 minutes), Milton Keynes Central (30 to 34 minutes), and Northampton (48 minutes).
For those who fly regularly for business, there are hourly Jetlink buses to Luton, Heathrow, and Gatwick airports.