Property in St Albans Harpenden St Albans St Albans is in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35 km) north of London, on the site of the Roman town of Verulamium. St Albans is Hertfordshire’s oldest town, a modern city shaped by over 2000 years of continuous human occupation. It is a town characterised by a varied range of timbered, Victorian and contemporary property complimented with period features and a healthy range of modern shopping and leisure facilities. It’s very well placed as a London commuter base: St Pancras takes just 20 minutes and the M1 and M25 are close at hand. Rush hour traffic on the ancient road layout brings delays in places, but outside of these times it’s easy to get around. Schooling is high quality and private schools have prices to match their reputations. Why choose St Albans? The town features a famous cathedral, the ancient Fishpool St, and the beautiful Verulamium Park with its 100 acres of lake and parkland all within easy reach of the centre. Residents enjoy a vibrant café, bar, restaurant and upmarket shopping culture, but the feeling of affluence is nicely balanced by its historic feel and busy ‘real world’ weekend market. Competition for the extensive choice of state and independent schools is intense. Property in St Albans is highly sought after with the market being very competitive. Prices are routinely driven beyond asking prices at all budget levels, with a higher-than-average proportion of properties sold off-market. House prices rose 365% between 1995 and 2014, and are expected to remain robust. Our buying agent in St Albans will use their knowledge and expertise to help you beat the competition and find the right property that fits your criteria. To see how our buying agent can help you to find your dream property in St Albans, please get in touch through the contact page.