Looking to leave the smoke of London and escape to a better, more family friendly environment? Here are five reasons to look at Welwyn Garden City.

There is no doubt that the trend for people from North London to move to Hertfordshire towns such as Welwyn Garden is even greater than it was in the past – but have you ever wondered why?

As a local independent estate agency based in Welwyn Garden City we meet lots of people making the move and so we thought we’d share our insights as to what motivates such people to come to Welwyn and what it is about Garden City living that attracts them. After all, selling your house is a major step and moving area is a bold move, so what are the reasons for making the leap?

BigBlackHen.com’s 5 reasons to consider a move to Welwyn Garden City

  • Family friendly environment: The whole idea behind all garden cities, and Welwyn Garden City is no exception, was to provide family friendly communities with lots of green spaces and fresh air for city dwellers to move to (at the time from some of the slum conditions in the East End of London). The park style layout encourages teenagers away from their Playstations and onto their bikes and as the city is less crowded than north London it’s much safer too. There are also plenty of fun places for children to go such as the lakes at Stanborough, the superb Gosling Sports Centre with Ski and Board Park as well as the Roller City & Jungle Mania Play Centre.

 

  • Great Transport Links: Welwyn Garden City has always been a major commuter town and it is no surprise when you consider that trains from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross take just 25 minutes, and there are very regular services throughout the day and especially at rush hour. Welwyn Garden City is also on the A1 so has easy access to the M25 and London to the South as well as the Midlands and the North..

 

  • Excellent housing stock for families: Given the history of the Garden City movement it is no co-incidence that houses in Welwyn Garden City are predominantly family homes, spacious and well-laid out, often with three bedrooms, parking and large gardens for kids to play. The West Side has the older (and more expensive) housing but there are great properties in other areas such as Howlands, Panshangar, Haldens, Hall Grove, Woodhall and Digswell park. There are also a variety of new build developments in areas like Scholar’s Walk and more houses are planned in Welwyn Garden City in future – it is a popular and growing town.

 

  • Affordable prices: The average property prices in Welwyn Garden city are considerably lower than North London locations such as Barnet, Enfield and Harrow and even though WGC has risen to the top of the House price Index of new towns, you can still buy an excellent home at an affordable price. Indeed it still offers better value than neighbouring Hertford and St Albans.

 

  • Good Local Schools: Given the high numbers of families living in Welwyn Garden City it is no surprise that there are excellent schools at all levels within walking distance of most properties. It would not be possible to name them all but Apple Croft, Temple Wood and Monk’s Walk are popular and well regarded. Excellent schooling is a major reason for some families to relocate from North London to Welwyn Garden City.

 

Welwyn Garden City is well worth exploring if you want to escape London with your family, and as local independent Welwyn Garden City estate agents, we can give you help and advice on what are the most popular areas for you to look at.

So why not call Nigel or Bobbie on 01707-878580 if you’d like any advice on making the more or would like to register to be sent suitable new properties coming fresh to the market. We’d be happy to help!