Find out facts about the property market and living in Hoddesdon with our handy guide written with local estate agents VIA Properties.
“Hoddesdon is an excellent place to live. It always has been and always will be, with the increasing amount of development of the town and its surroundings, its residents, both current and future will only ever gain from our glorious town.
The housing market in Hoddesdon offers variety, ranging from purpose built housing developments to some excellent examples of listed houses New housing developments in Hoddesdon include ‘Plomer Avenue’ this address offers a collection of different types of properties; two bedroom apartments, terraced town houses and detached executive homes. ‘Parrotts Field’ is an established development that has predominantly studios and one bedroom apartments. Popular mid-market properties, mainly three bedroom semi-detached and terraced family homes are to be found in the ‘Hundred Acre’ development; this area is very popular with families to due its close proximity to many primary and secondary schools. A very healthy collection of elegant residences can be found in ‘The Yewlands’.
One of the most recent residential developments in Hoddesdon is ‘Tudor Hall’ which can be found on Conduit Lane. This property development was formerly known as the ‘Tudor Hall’ and it was very popular with locals as it offered pool/ snooker and private hire for functions.
Houses prices in the Hoddesdon area are strong, this is fuelled by record low interest rates for mortgages and the increasing number of buyers registering for property compared to the lack of new property coming to market. Record sold prices are being achieved with house hunters competing to claim their homes.
Typically, Hoddesdon’s property prices range from £150,000 to £250,000 for a 1/ 2 bedroom apartment, £350,000 for three bedroom semi-detached house and in excess of £450,000 for a four bedroom detached residence.
There are many fantastic primary and secondary schools that have achieved excellent and consistent Ofsted ratings over the years. The primary schools are The Cranbourne Primary School, Forres Primary School, St Catherine’s Hoddesdon CofE Primary School, Westfield Community Primary School, St Augustine Roman Catholic Primary School and finally St Cross Catholic Primary School.
There are two secondary schools in Hoddesdon, The John Warner School and The Robert Barclay Academy (formally Sheredes Secondary). The former is currently benefitting a major overhaul. There is also a very good choice of periphery secondary schools and college including The Haileybury and Imperial Service college and Hertford Regional College.
Aside from the staple of the fish and chips shop, Chinese & Indian eat in and take away outlets, Hoddesdon’s food scene is heavily influenced by the local community of its Italian and Sicilian residents, whom have emigrated and integrated over the past 60 years.
When your belly is full there is the option of burning it all off at a new gym in the High Street or you can opt for the more relaxed option of visiting one of the many pubs, stretching from one end of the High Street to the other.
The vast majority of the commercial units are occupied by friendly faces, be it in one of the newly constructed parts of town or in some of the more historic & listed buildings.
The events calendar is stocked full of the seasonal events such as the traditional Christmas Fare/ Market, the Classic & Vintage car show in the Summer, where the much more established residents proudly parade their prized possession around the High Street, whilst making way for the newly established and very well received ‘Give Your Town The Run Around’ that gives locals the opportunity to run together through the town centre and its parks, with participants well into the late hundreds
A very well connected town.
To be within less than a 30-minute train ride of one of the greatest cities on this earth is very unique. The local train Station, Rye House boasts connections to London Liverpool Street, Stratford & Tottenham Hall, all with their respected Underground train stations. Travelling in the other direction is the Stansted Express, offering pretty much what is says on the tin, an express service to Stansted Airport. Road transports links are also very, very good.
Located within close proximity of EN11 are many excellent leisure facilities, including but not limited to, golf courses and ranges, RSPB Rye Meads, wildlife parks, white water rafting, large regional parks, lakes, long river navigations. These are only to name but a few. “ Enzo Giardina at VIA Properties in Hoddesdon.
Here are some helpful website links if you are planning to move home to Hoddesdon.
A list of local conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire can be found on Yell.
If you are looking for mortgage and relevant financial services, contact: Nick York @ RTA Mortgage services on 07712 586086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This month’s guest blog was provided by Enzo Giardina of Via Properties.
Enzo has a wealth of selling, lettings and property management experience in the local Hoddesdon property market.
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