Local Area Information
St Albans Area Guide
Just twenty minutes from central London by train with open countryside on the door step, Roman history, quality shopping and a busy restaurant, pub and café culture what’s there not to like about St Albans? Combine all of that with excellent schooling in both the state and private sectors along with excellent transport links to the motorway network and major airports and it’s easy to see why St Albans is regularly voted as one of the best places in the country to live and cemented its place in the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’ last year.
St Albans also offers a host of leisure and sporting facilities whether you simply want to walk in the many parks, make use of one of the numerous health clubs or join in at a wide selection of sports clubs.
The history of the City is reflected in the selection of property on offer, from medieval houses to modern flats and all periods in between.
Schooling in St Albans has an excellent reputation, with a number of schools at primary and secondary level having achieved an Outstanding OFSTED inspection rating.
For secondary state education, St Albans offers the choice of both single sex and mixed schooling. Beaumont, Sandringham, St Albans Girls School and Loretto College are all rated as excellent by OFSTED. It is worth checking the catchment areas for schools before buying, as places for the most popular schools are competitive.
There are also some exceptional private schools, St Albans School for Boys, of which Stephen Hawking is a former student, and St Albans High School for Girls with other top class private schools in easy reach.
At Daniels, we know first-hand that the local economy is thriving as we are active members of the local Chamber of Commerce (link) and the City also benefits from a low crime rate. All our staff live in and around the City and have done for many years (many of us were born here too) so if you have any questions about the City we love, please let us know.