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According to the Office of National Statistics, Watford has previously been ranked as the happiest place to live in East England. With a buzzing centre, plenty of surrounding green spaces, a wide variety of entertainment and eateries, plus excellent travel connections, it’s easy to see why Watford puts a smile on its residents’ faces.

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Watford Transport Links

Watford boasts excellent transport links to London, the Midlands and beyond. It also sits in Zone 7 of the London Fare Zones, despite its location outside of the city. You can be at London Euston in a speedy 20 minutes, or Baker Street in around 40 minutes.

There are three local rail stations, Watford Junction, Watford North and Garston. Watford Junction is also home to the London Overground service on the Watford DC Line and there is a separate Overground station in the town at Watford High Street too. Watford is also served by an Underground station which is the terminus for the Watford to Aldgate branch of the Metropolitan Line with services running every 10 minutes.

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Watford Schools and Education

For families, Watford offers plenty of excellent schools right on the doorstep, both state and independent, many of which have been rated either “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted.

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Out and About in Watford

Watford is also home to plenty of green, outdoor space which includes 12 Green Flag Parks, more than any other part of Hertfordshire. Cassiobury Park has some fun splash pools which are a popular choice with families, there are also picnic spots, cafes, play areas and river walks to keep you busy.

Watford is also surrounded by the Hertfordshire countryside and is on the edge of The Chilterns, meaning you’re never far away from getting back to nature.

You will find plenty of shops in Watford, from high-street retailers to independent businesses. There are many coffee shops, eateries, pubs and bars to choose from. The Warner Bros Studio Tour is a must for any Harry Potter fan wanting to indulge in all things Hogwarts.

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Watford Property

There is a fantastic assortment of property in the area, from luxury new-build and older detached homes to period properties and cottages, Victorian terraces and modern apartments.

Property Market Intelligence

Providing data-driven insight into the local residential property market.

Areas Covered by Gibbs Gillespie Estate Agents in Watford

Click here to view all the data and analysis on how the local property market is performing today.

Data refers to prices and sales numbers achieved in the last 12 months (all residential property types).
House price change compares average prices achieved in the last 12 months with the previous 12 month period.
Sources: Dataloft, Land Registry, Dataloft Rental Market Analytics

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