Why live in Redbourn?

Looking for a home in the modern day is easy, right? At a single tap of the search button the whole of the country is available for you to search through. From bustling city highrises to abandoned hilltop cottages, the world is at your fingertips. That being said, how could you possibly choose?  With the options for buying a home in the 21st century so vast, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice. Have you thought about Redbourn?

The village of Redbourn offers both the serene views and peaceful environment of a quiet community, with all the amenities and access to both the town of Harpenden, just 3 miles north along with the exciting vibrant city atmosphere of St.Albans, 4 miles south.

The village itself has an unmatched countryside appeal, with wide open spaces like the village common, which regularly host cricket and football matches by local teams as well as the Hertfordshire county show in previous years and is perfect for a weekend dog walk or bike ride. The community at Redbourn is also vibrant, with regular fairs, music and sports clubs and parish events taking place throughout the year.

For those in search of schooling and interested in catchment areas, Redbourn also boasts a wonderful primary school just a walking distance from the village centre,falling in the catchment area of all of Harpendens secondary schools. St George’s school of Harpenden was named “Comprehensive school of the year 2019” and offers both day and boarding facilities at its campus.

Harpenden also offers brilliant amenities for the adults among us, with regularly hosted farmers markets and friendly pubs, including The Plough and Harrow, known for its elaborate and colourful flower arrangements that cover its outer walls and garden.

For those more inclined to the open air, Harpenden and the local area are also blessed with a wealth of trails, walks and forests, like the Batford Springs Nature reserve and Heartwood forest, a planned forest of entirely native trees and plants designed in 2008 covering 347 hectares.

The vibrancy of the city also has its own  appeal however, and St. Albans offers everything you could ask for just a stone’s throw from home. With an ancient history dating past the Romans, the city is home to The St. Albans museum as well as the Verulamium Museum, built on the excavated site of one of the largest roman cities in Britain. Take St Albans from day to night and the wealth of the cities nightlife wakes up, dine at Thompson, a fine dining establishment with courtyard tables and rave reviews. Or grab a drink at Suckerpunch, a cocktail bar serving exciting original drinks and a moody atmosphere.

St. Albans is also within the commuter belt of London, with direct links to the city centre in a little over an hour, there is nothing stopping you enjoying a day out in the Capital, for work or pleasure, and making it home in time for dinner!

Redbourn really does offer a little something for everyone, so in the modern age of finding everything you’re looking for, you will find it in Redbourn, without compromise.