If you are looking for somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are many reasons why you should speak to the estate agents St Albans based firm Strutt & Parker. As you will hopefully see from the following article, the Hertfordshire city of St Albans has a lot to offer new homeowners, particularly those who are looking to put down roots and start a family or who already have young children.
St Albans is a very idyllic rural city and obviously in part due to the picturesque quality of the city, it was recently voted 5th happiest place to live in Great Britain. One thing that, like most other people who are planning on moving to a different city or town, you are probably interested in regarding St Albans is the transport links the city offers.
The St Albans City station provides a direct line to Gatwick and Luton airports and a line that takes you straight into the centre of London. Also Heathrow and Stansted airport are not too far away and as the city has the A1 running through the east, the M1 running through the west and the M25 through the south of the city; it is easy to commute for people who are employed outside of St Albans.
As stated at the outset of the article, many prospective and new parents look to St Albans as a place to set down roots. As a result of this, the city is very child and family friendly. If you took just half an hour to walk around the city centre you would see a plethora of buggy’s and there are a great selection of plots of green, playgrounds and parks for children to play in safely and the vast majority of the cafes, restaurants and pubs are all family friendly too.
Another aspect that is worth noting about St Albans as a city is the shopping experiences it offers city residents and visitors. In the city centre for instance, there are an interesting and diverse mix of national chain stores and independents and the local market is set up every Wednesday and Sunday. For discerning supermarket customers who like a good choice, there is not only large Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s and Tesco branches in the city, but also three smaller sized Tesco Express shops and a small Waitrose too.
Although there is not a big department store that caters for St Albans residents, the Waitrose store features the John Lewis click and collect service. If you want a large department store to shop in, you actually only need to venture out a little from the city to Colney Fields where there is a retail park that features a TK Maxx, Boots, New Look, Monsoon, Next, Sainsbury’s and Marks And Spencer. While Brent Cross shopping centre is only a 30 minute drive outside of town.
As you can see, as well as the picturesque setting, there also many practical reasons why you should consider moving house there.