According to new research conducted by Lloyds TSB, properties for sale in Hatfield and other new towns in England and Wales are at their most affordable since the housing market peaked in 2007. With that in mind, we’ll be taking a close look at new towns over the coming weeks. Today, it’s all about Hatfield, a town located in Hertfordshire.
Recently identified as one of the most popular new towns in England and Wales, Hatfield is a winner with commuters looking for a fast journey to work and a more affordable alternative to London property prices.
Pros of Buying Property for Sale in Hatfield
Homes for sale in Hatfield come with an impressive array of benefits. Fast trains take 24 minutes to reach London King’s Cross, which makes the town popular with commuters. You can be in Paris via the Eurostar in 2.5 hours from St Pancras. Heathrow is 40 minutes away, and Stansted and Luton airports can be reached in 30 minutes. Drivers can connect easily to the A1(M) and M25.
There are huge Tesco and Asda supermarkets, a massive retail centre (the Galleria) with over 60 stores and a nine screen UCI cinema. Not to mention a great swimming pool and leisure centre.
Hatfield is also home to the University of Hertfordshire, which is renowned for its excellent facilities and has a forward-thinking, ambitious approach to learning and careers.
Properties for sale in Hatfield also benefit from close proximity to a medieval royal hunting forest. Hatfield Forest is owned by the National Trust and is famed for its stunning trails. You’ve also got the historic Hatfield House, park and gardens.
House prices are more affordable here than they are in nearby towns such as St Albans, and the trains are just as fast and frequent.
Cons of Buying Property for Sale in Hatfield
Unless you buy in the Old Town, it’s not the prettiest of places. Whilst Hertfordshire as a county does have its fair share of green spaces, Hatfield town itself is a series of estates which have expanded in recent years. Charming it ain’t. Think modern offices and business centres.
Hatfield properties for sale are the most expensive out of all the new towns in England and Wales.
The average house price currently stands at £277,239.
Property Types and Prices
Old Hatfield dates back to Saxon times, so this is the place to head for if you’re looking for homes with period charm. The new town is dominated by housing. You’ll find plenty of new build developments close to the town centre, Galleria, and the university. Walsingham Close is one of the most popular, thanks to its close proximity to the railway station and all of the above. There’s also a high concentration of post-war semi-detached houses and modern terraces.
Studio flats start at around £80,000. For a one bedroom flat, you’re looking at paying around £115,000. Two bedroom flats go for around £180,000. A three bedroom mid-terrace house under a mile from the station costs around £185,000. Birchwood Avenue is a good place to look for substantial, three bedroom semis half a mile from the station for around £190,000.
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