It's no secret that some parts of Hertfordshire are incredibly affluent. Areas such as St Albans and Harpenden have earned the county a prestigious reputation, but many overlook another local area that could be even more prosperous. Radlett, located east of Watford, offers a respite from the traffic and crowds of living in one of Herts' larger cities, and with a direct train to London, a trip to the capital is just a short journey away. In the northern part of Hertfordshire, Royston is so close to Cambridgeshire that the county line once ran through the city center.
HP4 is the fifth most expensive postcode in Hertfordshire, which also includes neighboring villages, while HP1 and HP2 in Hemel Hempstead are at the bottom of the list. Little Gaddesden was formerly in Buckinghamshire and continues to include the villages of Ashridge, Hudnall and part of Ringshall. On the outskirts of London, with good transport links to the north and several nearby airports (Luton, Stansted and Heathrow are usually less than an hour's drive away), Hertfordshire is very well connected. Whether it dates back to the past or not, today's town has some of the most expensive properties in Hertfordshire and London is still a short and pleasant trip.
The most expensive place to buy property in Hertfordshire has been revealed, and it's not St Albans or Harpenden. Berkhamsted stands out as an affluent West Hertfordshire market town that has previously been voted the best place to live in South East England. Berkhamsted is a picturesque town located on the Grand Union Canal, with a rich history dating back to Saxon times. It is home to some of the most expensive properties in Hertfordshire, with average house prices reaching £717,000 - almost double that of St Albans (£385,000) and Harpenden (£521,000).
The town also boasts some of the best schools in the county, including Berkhamsted School which was founded in 1541. The town centre is full of independent shops and restaurants, as well as a variety of leisure activities such as golf courses and parks. The area also has excellent transport links with direct trains to London Euston taking just over half an hour. With its beautiful countryside setting and close proximity to London, it's no wonder that Berkhamsted is one of the most sought-after places to live in Hertfordshire.