Are you looking for a property in a town which has both a fascinating history and a modern outlook with the best in sports and shopping facilities? Then look no further than Hatfield...
LIFE IN HATFIELD
If you’ve been thinking of buying a property in Hatfield you may be wondering what life is like here. Our handy guide will give you the low-down on what it’s like to live here and what this vibrant town can offer its residents.
At Wrights many of our staff live and work in this historic town and know the area really well. They will always be happy to advise you about life in Hatfield so if you have any questions why not pop in or give them a call to see how they can help.
Past and Present
Hatfield is a place with a long and established history. At the heart of this Hertfordshire town is Hatfield House a stunning stately home built in 1611. The Jacobean House sits alongside the Old Palace of Hatfield, a Tudor residence lived in by Queen Elizabeth I. The grounds of the house are well known as the site where Elizabeth I was told the news that she was to be made Queen of England. Today the House provides a range of facilities to the Hatfield community including concerts and fetes in its grounds, a working rare breed’s farm and children’s play area.
Hatfield Town Centre has a more modern feel and is currently undergoing a range of regeneration projects that point towards a very exciting future for its residents. For those who like to shop the popular Galleria outlet centre provides a range of stores including Waterstones, Gap and Marks & Spencer. The Galleria also houses a large cinema and restaurant complex along with a soft play centre.
Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Hatfield is home to two fantastic leisure centres. Hertfordshire Sports Village offers a variety of sporting activities from diving to climbing and from swimming lessons to yoga. Hatfield Swim Centre boasts a 33m pool, fitness suite and wellbeing spa. Of course Hatfield is also a university town and the well-respected University of Hertfordshire has its main campus based in the area.
Hatfield has a number of high quality primary schools serving its younger residents and is home to the popular Bishops Hatfield Girls School which was recently awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. It is also in easy reach of a range of other well respected secondary schools such as Chancellors and Dame Alice Owens. Queenswood Independent Girls School is also based in Hatfield and there are easy transport links to a range of schools in other nearby towns and villages.
It’s not hard to see why Hatfield is such a popular town for commuters. Trains from its newly refurbished train station offer fast and regular links to both London Kings Cross and London Moorgate. In just over 20 minutes you can find yourself in the centre of London with access to the tube network and international links to the Eurostar at St Pancras. For car drivers there are also easy links to both the M1, A1 and M25.