St Albans Removals
Boasting fantastic schools, a swift commute into London, and a cunning balance between medieval and modern is the city of St Albans. It is by far one of the most popular commuter towns, with locals loving the unique shopping opportunities and picturesque Hertfordshire countryside. Once situated in the city, very few people leave, tending to upscale their properties throughout their lives. St Albans is a pilgrimage point for Londoner’s who are tired of the energy and money it costs to live in the capital.
Moving to St Albans
Marshal Drive is the most popular road in St Albans, rich with Twenties detached homes, many of which have been extensively remodelled. It is not unheard of for houses to sell on this street for over £1 million. For Victorian family homes, Fifties terraces, and a mix of semi and detached homes, head to the west and south of the centre. Here, house prices are 10% cheaper than the north of St Albans. In the north-east, there are large Seventies homes, many of which have been developed into apartments.
For those after flats and apartments, Oaklands and Mosaic are two developments made up of conversions and new builds. Prices range from £160,000 to £425,000 dependent on the number of bedrooms, location, and condition of the property.
The rental market is also buoyant in St Albans. Studio flats start at £650 pcm; one beds, £700 pcm; and 2 beds, £825 pcm. Two and three bedroom terraced homes range between £1195 and £2200, with semis fitting into a similar bracket of £1250 to £2750. Detached family homes start at around £1750 for four bedrooms, with the grandest five-bed properties available for £3500 to £4500 pcm.
Moving to St Albans couldn’t be easier, with the Britannia Bucks & Herts office located just 50 minutes away in Aylesbury. The team at Britannia Bucks & Herts are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Schools in St Albans
The level of primary and secondary schooling in St Albans is excellent and parents will often purchase properties based on catchment areas. However, the most popular schools are always oversubscribed so do not have your heart set on your first choice. There are so many schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in St Albans, including Bernards Heath, Fleetville, St Peter’s, The Abbey CofE, and Aboyne Lodge. The most popular primary is Maple, which is close to the centre of town and transport links.
Parents often visit estate agents in St Albans with one of two secondary schools on their radar – Beaumont or Sandringham. Places at Beaumont are very sought after. Single sex secondary schools such as STAGS or Verulam are also very popular.
Transport Links St Albans
St Albans benefits from having two train stations. St Albans City station is centrally located, with 13 services during peak hours. St Albans City runs services to London Blackfriars, with journeys 30 to 45 minutes long. Other services run to Three Bridges, Brighton, Wimbledon, Sutton, Rainham, Greenwich, Littlehampton, Luton, Bedford, and Orpington. From St Albans Abbey, trains operate to Watford Junction every 45 minutes Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sundays.
St Albans sits between the M1, M25, and A1 (M). This gives those who live in St Albans a fantastic road network to access other destinations.