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News March 15, 2022

The best family friendly commuter towns near London

When thinking about the best places to live with easy access to London but a slower pace of life, looking at property for sale in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth and Watford is a great bet for families that need to commute into the city. What makes these three areas so special? Let’s find out what they have to offer.


Croxley Green

This wonderful rural setting is a fantastic place for family life and one of the big draws for many working families is the outstanding primary schools. With the opportunity to live a quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Croxley station is on the Metropolitan line of the London underground system. With regular trains that take just over 40 minutes into central London, Croxley Green provides rural life but with access to the city. In terms of road travel, it’s a short hop onto the M25 and just a 30-minute drive to Heathrow and Luton Airport. What really draws people to Croxley Green is the feel of the community. With a variety of facilities and sports such as cricket, tennis there are plenty of ways to get involved in community life. Residents enjoy village life with links to Rickmansworth and Watford that make it incredibly appealing.



With just a 30-minute commute from the West End, it’s hard to believe Rickmansworth still boasts a village-style vibe. This beautiful Hertfordshire town has been named in the top three most sought-after commuter locations. With affordable house prices and good transport links to London, Rickmansworth nestles in rolling countryside with three rivers intersecting the town. Stacks of green space, good schools and convenient access to London make this area desirable for families. At the junction of the rivers Colne, Chess and Gade, Rickmansworth has a rich history with its waterways being used for silk weaving, corn and brewing visitors and locals can still find out about Rickmansworth’s history at Three Rivers Museum with exhibitions that celebrate its heritage. Along with supermarkets and a high street that has several well-known chains, residents have all their shopping needs met. For bigger brand names, Watford is only 15 minutes drive away and of course heading into the West End takes less than 30 minutes.



The Office of National Statistics officially named Watford the happiest place to live in the east of England and when you see what this Hertfordshire town has to offer, it’s easy to see why. Boasting lots of green spaces and award-winning parks right on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, Watford is a real gem in the Hertfordshire crown. In terms of leisure activities, Watford boasts a football team with a rich history but if football is not your thing, then there is the fabulous Watford Coliseum hosting a range of musical events. For shopping, the famous Watford market offers a range of products that suit everyone. With excellent transport links and the ability to be at London Euston in just 20 minutes along with proximity to the M1 and the M25, it could be time to start looking at property for sale in Watford.

Ready to buy property in Hertfordshire with superb links to London? Come and talk to James.


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