Part two of our Britain’s Best Commuter Towns series focuses on properties for sale in Berkhamsted. This series focuses on the less obvious commuter hotspots, which tend to have higher house prices. Choose your location carefully and you can enjoy all the benefits of the commuter belt and pay less.
Located in the west of Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted is a historic town which lies between Tring and Hemel Hempstead, just off the A416.
Here, we take a look at properties for sale in Berkhamsted, identify the area’s amenities and travel links.
What’s so Great about Berkhamsted?
Whilst other commuter towns such as St Albans have become rather expensive (the average house price here is £417,227), Berkhamsted is significantly less so. The average price for Berkhamsted properties for sale is currently £294,772.
It’s a good choice if you want historic charm, a 35-minute commute to London Euston, stunning countryside (Berkhamsted lies in the Chilterns), canalside walks, good schools and traditional pubs. Famous for its castle (ordered by William the Conqueror), Berkhamsted is also the birthplace of respected novelist Graham Greene.
Berkhamsted properties for sale generally appeal to families. There are excellent private and state schools here, and the social focus is on traditional, quality pubs like The Marchmont Arms and the Greyhound Inn.
In short, it’s like living in the country with the city on your doorstep. Residents enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s ideal if you’re looking for independent shops, restaurants and pubs as opposed to fast food chains, bars and clubs. Think book shops, not pound shops. It’s all terribly middle class but very friendly and community-minded too.
Housing Stock and Property Prices
Properties for sale in Berkhamsted tend to be of the period and character varieties. Think Tudor, Victorian and Georgian. Having said that, you will find some new build family homes here as well.
If you’ve budgeted for around £235,000 there are two bedroom refurbished terraced cottage homes for sale on the High Street within easy walking distance of the railway station. You’ll find new bedroom flats for slightly less, at £229,000.
1930s terraced three bedroom family homes in the heart of town can be picked up for around £275,000. For that, you’ll get spacious rooms, front and rear gardens, a conservatory and outbuildings. You’ll also find 1960s modern terraces for around £245,000 located close to Berkhamsted Boys’ School playing fields.
At the higher end of the price spectrum there are four bedroom executive family homes for sale in Berkhamsted for around £550,000.
Trains from Berkhamsted railway station (West Coast Mainline) take around 35 minutes to reach London Euston. Trains run between Euston and Milton Keynes Central and there are additional services to Birmingham and South Croydon.
Drivers can connect to the London-Birkenhead A41 road, which is just to the west of Berkhamsted.
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Sources: Independent, Knight Frank.