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Finding The Best Area To Live In

Estate Agents   |   October 21, 2023   |   Wright & Co Estate Agents


Whether you’re looking for a property to buy or rent, one of the most important things to think about is where you’d like to live. The location of a property will have a huge impact on your everyday life and it’s important to carefully consider whether an area is right for you before making an offer on a property or signing a tenancy agreement. 

With so many brilliant areas in Hertfordshire to choose from, you might not know where you’d like to call home. To help you narrow down the local towns and villages, we have created a list of key things to think about whenever you’re trying to find the best area to live in. 

Work and education 

It’s always important to take into consideration opportunities for employment when you’re choosing an area to live in. Knowing there are lots of successful and growing businesses in the local area can provide you with peace of mind should you need to find a new job in the future. If you have children, it’s equally important to look at educational facilities. Finding an area with suitable schools will help to ensure your children get a good education and it’s beneficial to do some research into local schools before deciding where you’re going to live. 

Local amenities

To ensure you have everything you need nearby and to make life more enjoyable, it’s worthwhile exploring the range of amenities in the local area when you’re deciding whether it’s right for you. In addition to having supermarkets within walking or driving distance, it can be useful to have other amenities such as clothes shops and hairdressers, and being near a high street is something that lots of people find beneficial. Think about how you like to spend your free time and whether you’d like to have cinemas, bowling alleys, restaurants or pubs nearby too. 

Transport links

Whenever you’re moving house, you should consider how accessible a location is and it’s advantageous to look at public transport links as well as proximity to motorways. Having a train station nearby is often useful, especially if you enjoy going to cities like London for day trips. Being on a bus route can also be helpful and if you don’t drive, public transport will be incredibly important. If you frequently go on holiday abroad, you should also double-check how far away an area is from an airport and how easy it will be for you to go on holiday. 

Area reputation 

Typically, all areas will have a reputation and some will be considered nicer places to live than others. It can be useful to do some research into an area before moving there and look at things such as living costs and crime rates. Finding out more about why people like living in the area and what it has to offer can help you to ensure you’re making the right choice when choosing where to live. Ultimately, the more you can find out about different towns and villages, the easier it will be to narrow down the areas in Hertfordshire. 

Contact an estate agent in Hertfordshire

If you’re interested in moving house and you’d like to find out more about the different areas in Hertfordshire, get in touch with our team at Wright & Co today. We have been offering properties within the towns and villages along the Hertfordshire and Essex border for decades now, and we can provide you with any information you may need about what it’s like to live in a certain area. We even have a selection of useful area guides on our website that will give you an insight into what an area has to offer. 

Here at Wright & Co, our team lives in Sawbridgeworth and the surrounding villages, so our wealth of knowledge and the advice we give about local areas is second to none. Unlike other estate agents in Hertfordshire, we are passionate about helping people find their perfect homes and from start to finish, we will guide you through the process of buying or renting a property. We always act in the best interests of our customers and we are committed to providing outstanding customer service. We look forward to helping you with your property search. 


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