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Living in Borehamwood North London

Borehamwood is becoming increasingly popular with young professionals, and young families with children. With an easy commute to central London and housing prices comparatively affordable compared to the inner city, Borehamwood is noticeably developing into a very fashionable location to set up home.

 

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Location:

Borehamwood is a town in southern Hertfordshire and located north of the Greater London area. Only twelve miles from Charing Cross, it lies within the commuter belt and is within London’s Travelcard zone area 6.

Commutes:

Borehamwood is ideally situated to make great use of all travel, depending on your preferences…

  • Train

Elstree and Borehamwood station has trains operated by Thameslink, on the Thameslink route, that will get you to London St. Pancras in as little as twenty minutes. There are also regular trains to Gatwick Airport (just over one hour) and Luton Airport (half an hour).

  • Bus

There are several bus companies that are accessible from Borehamwood, to get you out and about to major destinations. The Metroline for bus services to and through Central London, the London Sovereign which serves the North of London, and the Uno bus company that caters for Greater London, Hertfordshire, and Northamptonshire.

  • Car

Practically on the doorstep, the A1 is just east of the town and the M25 two miles to the north, so there’s easy access to all the major road networks.

Housing:

There’s a vast choice in both style and price range when it comes to seeking out your ideal property. Borehamwood boasts a host of varied homes, from 1950’s semi-detached houses with lots of outdoor space, to modern developments designed to appeal to a diverse range of buyers, investors and commuting professionals, in and around the London area.

Schools:

This is such an important decision-maker for many families with children, and Borehamwood schools, offering a high specification of education for all ages, and faiths, won’t disappoint. From the notable Summerswood Primary School, to the ‘outstanding’ (Ofsted) rated Yavneh College, there’s a place of opportunity for every nascent academic.

Shopping:

Borehamwood town centre benefits from the Borehamwood Shopping Park, which features a variety of well-known high street stores. There is also the popular Battlers Green Farm Shopping Village, only 2.7 miles away offering the best in local breads, cheeses and fruit and many other speciality products. And when you’re done with the local shopping, you can always take a little trip (9.7 miles) to the infamous Camden Market for an indulgent shopping fest. You really can shop ‘til you drop!

Green Space:

Borehamwood has many parks and green spaces, including…

Thirskcliffe Nature Park. With natural rough grassland and shrub, this woodland is ideal for urban wildlife, and the views of the countryside from the top of the hill are breath-taking.

Meadow Park. This park caters for just about everyone, whether you’re out for a relaxing stroll or picnic, or looking for multi-sports courts, football pitches, tennis courts, and inclusive children’s play areas. All popular with sporting enthusiasts and the physically active. Meadow Park is host to many themed events from film nights to firework displays.

For more information on all the local green spaces, go to the link below.

https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Parks-and-Leisure/Parks–Open-Spaces/Find-a-park-in-Hertsmere/Parks-in-Borehamwood.aspx

Other local attractions:

  • Elstree Studios where filming for many programmes are aired such as Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing to name but a few.
  • Borehamwood F.C. Home to Arsenal Ladies and Watford FC Reserves
  • Jump In Trampoline Park for terrific fun days out including parties.
  • Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf. Great fun for all the family.

Borehamwood is undoubtedly trending as one of the latest locations to live, being so close to London, and yet in an area familiar with rustic beauty. There is so much on offer, both on a residential or commercial level, you really can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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