Are you looking for a town with great retail and leisure facilities but with easy access to the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside? Then look no further than Stevenage...
LIFE IN STEVENAGE
If you’ve been thinking of buying a property in Stevenage you may be wondering what life is like here. Our handy guide gives you the low-down on what it’s like to live here and what this lively commuter town can offer its residents.
At Wrights many of our branch staff live and work in this modern and lively area and know it really well. They will always be happy to advise you about life in Stevenage so if you have any questions why not pop in or give them a call to see how they can help.
Past and Present
Historically Stevenage was a very small town but after the Second World War a plan was put in place to develop a range of towns around London. Stevenage was chosen to be the first designated new town. Since then it has expanded rapidly and is now home to a vibrant and dynamic community which includes retail parks, leisure facilities and country parks.
The pedestrianised town centre provides a range of shopping opportunities but there are also a number of large retail parks to visit which include a fantastic selection of stores such as Mothercare, Laura Ashley and Debenhams. There is no end of fun to be had at Stevenage Leisure Park which is home to not only a large cinema complex but also to an indoor golf range, a trampoline park and a bowling alley. Just next door is the popular Gordon Craig Theatre which hosts a wide range of shows and performances.
Whilst the centre of Stevenage is busy and lively it is only a short drive out to the peaceful Hertfordshire countryside. Here you can find a range of working farms, beautiful walks and of course the stunning Knebworth House. Knebworth House is well known for its outdoor concerts and also has a dinosaur park, a miniature train and a play fort for children to visit. Stevenage is also home to Fairlands Valley Park which has a boating lake set in 120 acres of stunning parkland.
There are a wide range of primary schools available in the Stevenage area from smaller village style schools to larger town centre schools. A number of these have a ‘good’ Ofsted rating. Stevenage is also home to the popular John Henry Newman secondary school.
Living in Stevenage means that you benefit from being near the Hertfordshire countryside whilst still being able to pop into reach Kings Cross in less than 24 minutes using the fast train service. Stevenage also offers train services to the North of England including connections to Leeds and York. For car drivers there are also easy links to the A1M and A10.