Although technically a Hertfordshire town, many take Watford to be a part of Greater London. Nestled in Zone 7 and with its own spot on the Metropolitan line, it is hard to argue otherwise. With great transport links, several good schools and the perfect balance of town and country, it is no wonder that many are making Watford home.
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Moving to Watford
The Watford property market is notorious for high demand and short supply and properties are not on the market for long. Due to its transport links to the city and multitude of good schools, professionals and families alike are moving to Watford.
Three bed semis are a real hit with families, available on the market for upwards of £355,000. Larger family properties tend to start at £400,000 for a semi-detached home and £500,000 for a detached property. Flats, both one and two bedrooms, fall between £120,000 and £460,000 (for a luxury penthouse).
Renting a flat in Watford is not a problem as there are so many to choose from. One bed properties start at £600 pcm and rise to £950 pcm for two bedrooms. There are some great two-bed terraces for professionals or new families for just over £1000 pcm. Bigger family homes (with three bedrooms) tend to be upwards of £1250 or £1650 for four bedrooms. Detached homes take this figure higher still.
Schools in Watford
The most popular schools for those aged 11 to 18 are the ‘outstanding’ Watford Boys Grammar School and Watford Girls Grammar School. They are both very selective grammar schools but are not private. Similarly, Parmiter’s School is a co-educational state comprehensive with academy status and is also ‘outstanding’.
Popular state-funded primary schools include ‘outstanding’ Knutsford School, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary, Nascot Wood and Cassiobury Junior School.
Transport Links Watford
Watford Junction is the mainline station for the area. It provides Overground services to London Euston three times per hour calling at London stations on the route. Other services from the station include Southern trains to Milton Keynes and East Croydon, as well as London Midland’s services to Northampton, Birmingham New Street, Milton Keynes, and St Albans.
Watford High Street is the station preceding Watford Junction. Watford North is located under a mile away from Watford Junction and has just one platform, for services running to and from St Albans.
Watford underground station is a terminus for the Metropolitan line in Zone 7. The eastbound services call at the likes of Harrow, Wembley, Baker Street, Barbican, and Liverpool Street, before terminating at Aldgate. Tube journeys into Zone 1 take roughly 40 minutes, with part of the service over ground.