Are you looking for a property in a town that combines the best of town and country living, with beautiful parks and woodlands and a thriving community? Then look no further than Welwyn Garden City...
LIFE IN WELWYN GARDEN CITY
If you’ve been thinking of buying a property in Welwyn Garden City 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 wonderful town can offer its residents.
At Wrights many of our branch staff live and work in this lovely area and know it really well. They will always be happy to advise you about life in Welwyn Garden City so if you have any questions why not pop in or give them a call to see how they can help.
Past and Present
Welwyn Garden City was built in 1920 by the town planner Ebeneezer Howard who was the founder of the Garden City Movement. Garden cities were originally designed to help people escape city living and to come together with nature. This was thought to promote health, mental wellbeing and to help build a positive and collaborative society too.
Welwyn Garden City was built with lots of large green open spaces which still exist today and on the West Side you can see examples of the different types of architecture that give the town its distinctive and unique look. Welwyn Garden City is a relaxed and pleasant place to live and work. It provides an attractive option for commuters who want to enjoy the benefits of the countryside without giving up the excitement of the city as great train links mean that Kings Cross is only 25 minutes away!
The Howard Centre, John Lewis, Waitrose and a large Sainsbury’s provide for a range of shopping needs. There are also a number of pleasant eateries situated near the scenic landmark of the Coronation Fountain set in stunning landscaped gardens. Stanborough Park is a popular attraction for families with a play area, a boating lake, walking trails and a recently opened high ropes course. For nature lovers a short walk will take you to the wildlife reserve at Lemsford Springs or the scenic Sherrardspark Woods. And, if you are in search of culture, then look no further than Campus West which houses a cinema, theatre and library. Welwyn Garden City is also home to the Gosling Sports Stadium which offers a range of options for sports enthusiasts including a dry ski slope, golfing range and renowned tennis centre.
Welwyn Garden City is known for offering a good range of primary schools for its residents including Applecroft and Templewood which both have an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. There are also two secondary schools with a ‘good’ Ofsted rating, both of which have spacious grounds and good links to the local community. On the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City you can find Sherrardswood Independent School. Great transport links mean that parents also have easy access to good schools in surrounding towns and villages such as Dame Alice Owens.
Welwyn Garden City is extremely popular with commuters and with trains offering fast and regular links to both London Kings Cross and London Moorgate it’s easy to see why. In just 25 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.