Six reasons to love living in Welwyn Garden City!

Six Reasons to Love Living in Welwyn Garden City

The UK’s second ever garden city (after Letchworth), Welwyn Garden City was planned to combine the best of town and country living. We believe it does just that, offering an urban modern centre, surrounded by open space and scenic greenery with the freedom to explore. The neighbouring original ‘old’ Welwyn also remains a popular destination to set down roots in Hertfordshire.

Looking to escape from the rat run of the capital? Here’s our list of six top reasons why your next move should be to Welwyn Garden City.

  1. Stress-Free Transport

Located a mere 20 miles from London King’s Cross, Welwyn Garden City is the ideal commuter town. A direct train will take you just 28 minutes, which is barely time to sit and enjoy a coffee! Located just a couple of miles off of junction six of the A1 – serving London and the north of England, it’s an easy drive for commuters by car too.

2. OFSTED Rated Schools

Not forgetting the junior members of the family, Welwyn is home to an abundance of both primary and secondary schools with good to outstanding Ofsted ratings. Among the outstanding facilities is the specialist Knightsfield School for the deaf.

3. Well-being in Welwyn

As its name and heritage suggests, the outdoors plays a big part in everyday life here. The town is home to no less than three golf courses – including the Welwyn Garden City Golf Club whose claim to fame is that Nick Faldo was once a member. For those who love a scenic walk, Panshanger Park sits on the outskirts and Stanborough Lakes is well worth a visit for a free family day out.

Gosling Sports Centre is an impressive 50-acre facility for all manners of fitness classes and activities, featuring astro turf football pitches, squash and tennis courts. Highlights for the thrill seekers in the family include the dry ski slope and the Olympic style velodrome stadium, but if relaxation is more your style then look no further than the spa here which offers a luxury pool and treatment rooms.

 4. Handy Amenities

Welwyn Garden City has much to offer in terms of practical amenities compared to many of the smaller towns around this area of Hertfordshire. The recently refurbished QEII Hospital provides vital services including Antenatal and Urgent Care.

The town centre is well known for its John Lewis – perfect for snapping up those all-important new home purchases! But the retail offering has so much more with a full array of big high street names in the Howard Centre shopping mall. While no shopping trip is complete without a coffee stop, you’ll find plenty of cafes and pubs along the streets around the centre.

5.  Perfect Properties

The housing stock around Welwyn Garden City is so varied you’ll be spoilt for choice when searching for your dream home. Modern new builds and mews style townhouses that have popped up in recent years provide a fresh skyline around the town centre while old Welwyn is still home to quirky and individual properties if character and grandeur are on your checklist.

6. Escape to the Countryside

Even the most urban city dweller needs to retreat to the countryside every now and again, so with beautiful surrounding suburbs including Welham Green, Tewin and Digswell to name a few, you can very easily get your fix of quaint village life. Woodland walks, traditional country pubs with roaring fires in the Winter and even the ancient Roman Baths are within reach in minutes from the hub of Welwyn Garden City.

For more information and advice on making the move to Welwyn Garden City and its surrounding areas just call Nigel and Bobbie at BigBlackHen.com on 01992-878580.