When you’re searching for property in Bushey (or looking to sell), it helps to work with the right estate agent. Living Residential are based in Bushey, and our team have extensive knowledge of the local area. We’re here to support your house purchase, sale or rental every step of the way, and are on hand to provide information about sought-after streets, convenient amenities and local schools.
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Bushey is one of Hertfordshire’s most desirable locations, with people of all ages choosing to live here. It’s got a diverse range of properties; including everything from contemporary townhouses to cosy period cottages.
The most exclusive homes can be found in the lake conservation area. These are classic Arts & Crafts properties, with original features and generous living space throughout. For a truly palatial detached house with a sweeping driveway and garden, search in areas like Chiltern Close and Belmont Road. Royal Connaught Park is another popular place for homebuyers, with its acres of landscaped gardens; not to mention a swimming pool, gym, tennis court and 24-hour concierge.
There are also plenty of Victorian terraces on the market (e.g. on Glencoe Road or School Lane), and some good-sized 1920s semi-detached properties, which are perfect for growing families. Many come with outside space, and usually have two to four bedrooms. Bushey also caters well for first-time buyers, with a wealth of apartments available. Most of these are in modern purpose-built blocks, though a few are in sub-divided period properties. As this is a sought-after area, properties seldom stay on the market for long, and it’s advisable to act fast, to avoid missing out.
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Bushey has real charm and personality; something its residents are proud of. Although it’s a bustling town, it has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, which makes it feel more like a village at times. This makes it all the more surprising that it’s just a twenty-minute commute into Central London.
There’s a strong arts scene in the town, which is partly due to its historic links with the Victorian artist Hubert Herkomer. More can be learnt about him in the local museum, and at the arts festival that’s held every July.
Families are drawn to the area because of the high-performing schools, such as The Bushey Academy, Watford Grammar School for Girls and Watford Grammar School for Boys. Bushey Heath Primary School is another popular choice, and was awarded ‘outstanding’ at its most recent Ofsted inspection.
The town’s main high street has everything that locals need, with a variety of independent shops, banks, food stores and cafes. There are also some excellent restaurants in this area, such as Zaza, a popular Italian eatery, and St James. For an evening out, locals often head to the cinema, or watch a performance at Watford Palace Theatre.
Although Bushey is close to Central London, it feels like it’s in the heart of the countryside. Keen walkers will appreciate how easy it is to head off on a rural stroll, with Attenborough’s Fields and Merry Hill being particularly scenic spots in which to while away an afternoon.
Despite being surrounded by countryside, it’s really simple to get around here. In addition to the local train station, several buses operate in the region, making it easy to reach neighbouring towns like Borehamwood, or further afield.
Bushey has steadily risen in popularity over the last few years, particularly with Londoners, keen to get more for their money outside the capital. This has pushed property prices upwards, but the good news is that it remains a relatively affordable area.
Some of the larger detached properties command prices of £1million upwards, but if you’re working to a budget, there are several generously proportioned homes for around half that price. For first-time buyers, the one-bedroomed flats are especially appealing, as they offer great value for money.
The rental market is mainly dominated by one- and two-bedroomed apartments, though a few landlords choose to rent out houses instead. The average rental yield is reassuringly solid here, with properties seldom remaining vacant for long.
If you’re searching for a home in Bushey, or want to find out about buy-to-let properties in this area, get in touch with the Living Residential team today. We’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.