St Albans has something to offer people of all ages, and from all walks of life. It’s excellent for London workers, but make no mistake, there’s more to this city than an easy commute.
If you’re considering moving to St Albans, here’s a brief run-through of the areas you should be considering.
Which part of St Albans should you move to?
If you’re a commuter…
If you work in Central London, the best location to search for properties is around St Albans City station. Trains run from here to St Pancras International throughout the day, and the quickest ones take just over 20 minutes.
The area around Beaconsfield Road is highly sought-after, or Victoria Street. Young professionals will be pleased to know there are plenty of apartments on these roads, with many being sub-divided period properties. There are some Victorian terraces around Alma Road, which are perfect for families with younger children.
If you’ve got children…
You’ll find several excellent schools in St Albans, and if you want your child to go to one of the best establishments, you need to be situated in the catchment area. For example, to get a place at Beaumont School, one of the city’s highest performing secondary schools, you should look for properties around Austen Way (where the school is situated). There are plenty of good-sized homes around here; particularly on the streets just off Hatfield Road.
To find out more about the schools in the area (and their corresponding catchment areas), get in touch with our team today.
If you love properties with character…
St Albans isn’t short of characterful period properties. If you’re looking for a home that’s brimming with personality, check out the houses in the Abbey conservation area. You’ll be paying more for a property in this prime location, but in return, you’re likely to get a stunning home, which may come with landscaped gardens, a sweeping drive and more. Picturesque Fishpool Street provides some great examples of the types of property on offer here.
If you’re looking for a buy-to-let…
The rental market is strong in St Albans, and landlords usually generate a solid income here. The Edwardian and Victorian terraced properties provide the ideal accommodation for tenants, and their original features make them more desirable.
If you’re interested in purchasing a buy-to-let property, explore the available options in locations like Bernard Street, Portland Street or Pageant Road.
If you want to be close to the action…
St Albans city centre has an abundance of great properties for those who like to be close to the shops and entertainment venues. Upper Latimore Road is the ideal spot for someone searching for a generously sized property, or alternatively, look to Victoria Road for a more modestly priced home.
If you really want to be in the heart of the city, places like Chequer Street are ideal, and mean that you’ll have St Albans’ best amenities right on your doorstep.
For more information on amenities and things to do in St Albans, check out our Area Guide.