Harpenden is an attractive town with its own common, surrounded by countryside but with easy access into nearby towns and also into London. Harpenden’s origin is as an agricultural and farming community. The arrival of a railway station to London Kings Cross line saw the village develop as a popular base for commuters. Over the past 100 years the town has become an affluent, attractive and desirable place to live with many listed buildings, and the whole of the town centre is classified as a conservation area. Although Harpenden now has almost 30,000 residents, it is still often referred to as “Harpenden Village”.
Why choose Harpenden?
Although not a major shopping centre, Harpenden has a good selection of independent shops, boutiques, bistros and restaurants, supermarkets – Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer Food – and other amenities., including a sports centre, swimming pool and sports pitches at Rothamsted Park. There are many golf courses surrounding the town along with tennis clubs, squash clubs and Harpenden Rugby Club. There’s also a good selection of private and high-performing state schools to choose from. This healthy blend of familiar retailers, thriving and varied independent shops, leisure facilities, green space and appealing housing stock makes property in Harpenden highly sought after and makes it perhaps Hertfordshire’s most appealing town. Our buying agent in Harpenden will provide access to a range of on and off market properties, giving you a greater chance of finding a property that meets all of your requirements.
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