Living Residential are situated in the heart of Elstree and Borehamwood. This means we’re ideally situated to help you with your property needs; whether you’re buying, selling or renting a house. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the area, and can provide advice on everything; from the most desirable streets, to the best schools and property styles.
We’re also a Guild agency, which means our dependability and performance is assured. Get in touch today to find out more about our range of services, which cover everything from purchasing a house at auction, to managing your buy-to-let on your behalf.
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Elstree and Borehamwood are both sought-after locations, and this is partly due to the variety of properties on offer here. In short, there’s something for everyone.
Elstree’s property market usually includes some impressive detached homes, which are ideal for growing families. Several are ‘millionaire homes, with landscaped gardens, sweeping driveways and plenty of space inside. There are also some attractive Grade II listed houses, which don’t usually stay on the market for long. The Barnet Lane area is particularly well-known for this sort of property.
However, there are plenty of mid-sized semi-detached homes and apartments available too. For example, streets like Britten Close and Rodgers Close have some excellent modern terraced houses, which are very reasonably priced.
Borehamwood’s property market is especially diverse, and is dominated by modern homes. If you’re a fan of period architecture, a few Victorian houses can be found in locations such as Brownlow Road, with some retaining their desirable original features. There are also a few 1920s and 1930s semi-detached homes, which offer driveways, and often have good proximity to one of Borehamwood’s many green spaces.
If you’re a first-time buyer (or working to a budget), Borehamwood is the place to start your search. Alternatively, if you’re looking to spend more on a dream home, Elstree is the perfect location.
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Families love Borehamwood, thanks to its wealth of high-performing schools, such as Woodlands Hill Primary. Make no mistake though; even though the area attracts families, there’s still plenty here to appeal to other demographics too. For example, nature-lovers will appreciate the multitude of green parks, and younger homebuyers like the restaurants, bars and pubs in the town centre. The Boulevard Shopping Centre has some great retail outlets, or alternatively, head to the town centre for some retail therapy.
There’s also a local swimming pool and several gyms in Borehamwood, plus a theatre and a cinema for culture-fans. Add this to the fact that commuters can reach London in about thirty minutes by train, and it’s easy to see why this is such a popular place to live.
By contrast, the village of Elstree is more peaceful, with a laid-back, rural atmosphere. It’s here that you’ll find a cosy rustic pub to while away an evening, or a traditional restaurant to have a meal with a loved one.
Aldenham Country Park and Elstree Reservoir are both popular nature-spots, and there are a few local sports clubs; perfect for those who like to stay active. There are a few excellent schools close by too, such as Haberdashers Aske’s Boys and Girls School, and Aldenham School.
The two areas share a train station (Elstree and Borehamwood), and regardless of which place you choose to live in, you’ll find that you’re never too far away from Central London. Alternatively, it takes around half an hour to get to the capital by bus or car, and it’s even possible to cycle there in around an hour.
Both Borehamwood and Elstree are popular, and this is reflected in the property prices, which have steadily risen in recent years.
Most of Elstree’s houses are large and detached, and come with a substantial price-tag. Borehamwood’s market is more diverse, with semi-detached and terraced properties being in demand, along with apartments. If you’re looking for an affordable, good-sized family home, you’ll find it here.
Landlords tend to focus on Borehamwood when searching for buy-to-let property, as the average rental yield is good, and there are plenty of suitable houses and apartments available. One- and two-bedroomed homes tend to be the most sought-after by tenants. A few landlords operate in Elstree, but usually focus on the smaller apartments and houses, rather than renting out the spacious detached homes.
If you’re looking for a home in Elstree or Borehamwood, or you’d like to hear more about investment opportunities, get in contact with the Living Residential team today. We’re here to help you find the property that exceeds your requirements.