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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.
St Albans dates back to Roman times, known then as Verulamium, and it still maintains much of the Roman heritage around the city today. There is a museum full of roman treasures, and in Verulamium Park the old city walls can still be seen. The beautiful cathedral of St Albans can also be found on the edge of the Verulamium park, and is a must see building to visit, both inside and out. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Alban, the first British saint, though it was founded as a monastery, and it is also often referred to as St Albans Abbey.
St Albans has excellent schools, and is a popular place to live for that reason as well at its proximity to London and the transport links.
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Moving to St Albans
Marshal Drive is a popular road to live in St Albans, rich with 1920s 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 looking to buy a flat or apartment, Oaklands and Mosaic are two developments made up of conversions and new builds.
Schools in St Albans
The level of primary and secondary schooling in St Albans is excellent and parents 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 a centrally located mainline station, with services during peak hours to London, Brighton and north to Luton and beyond, and with journey times to London being only around 30 to 45 minutes long, makes St Albans a popular commuter town. The smaller local St Albans Abbey station, just on the south side of the city centre, operates regular trains to Watford Junction and Hemel Hempstead.
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.
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