Radlett is one of Hertfordshire’s most desirable villages, and if you’re looking to buy, sell or rent here, it’s a good idea to work with the right estate agent. Living Residential are based in Radlett, and our team have extensive knowledge of the area. We’re here to fill you in on all the important details; from the best streets to start searching in, to the highest-performing schools and most convenient local amenities.
We’re a Guild agency, which highlights our reputation within the industry. To learn more about our range of services (covering everything from lettings management to buying a house at auction), get in touch with us today.
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Radlett is a beautiful village with a strong sense of community, and as such, the property market is fast-moving and competitive. Demand is high, which has impacted house prices over the years – expect to pay a higher than average amount to secure your dream home here.
At one end of the market are the ‘millionaire’ homes; sprawling mansion-style houses with extensive driveways and accompanying land. Many of these properties are modern, but have period-inspired features, such as pillared entrances or mock-Tudor beams and gables. For something really special, start your search in an area like Newlands Avenue, The Warren, or The Ridgeway.
However, don’t worry if you haven’t got millions to spend. Even first-time buyers can find something suitable in Radlett, with some apartments being very affordable. Most of the affordable flats are in purpose-built blocks, and offer excellent proximity to the train station and local amenities.
There are a few older properties available in the area too; including a small number of Victorian terraces (in locations like Watling Street), and semi-detached 1920s homes. These are great choices for growing families, as they offer good value for money.
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Radlett has existed since the mid-1400s, but didn’t really become a proper village until the 19th century. It started life as a rural community, and this laid-back, relaxing atmosphere still prevails to this day, even though the village has changed considerably over the years.
It benefits from a green belt, which has helped in terms of retaining the character of the village, and ensures that there are some lovely natural views for residents to enjoy. However, despite feeling like you’re in the heart of the countryside in Radlett, you’re actually only a half-hour commute to Central London – which is a real bonus.
There are plenty of sports grounds in the area, such as the King George V Playing Fields, and lots of opportunities to get active, thanks to Radlett’s many sports teams and clubs. For a night out, locals favour restaurants like Akash or The Red Lion Hotel. There’s even a theatre (The Radlett Centre) which regularly puts on productions, and is also used for school performances.
If you like to shop, you’ll like Battlers Green Farm Rural Shopping Village, which is located on the edge of the village. This has 20 stores, including a Pilates and indoor cycling studio, and a spa.
Another huge draw are the local schools. For example, Haberdashers Aske’s School is close by, which was recently rated as one of the top ten schools in the country. Hertsmere Jewish Primary and St John’s CoE Infant and Nursery School are popular for younger children, and were both awarded ‘outstanding’ in their most recent Ofsted reports.
In addition to having its own train station, Radlett is well-connected by road, with regular bus services taking passengers to London and other neighbouring towns, such as Watford and St Albans. The A1 and M25 are also close by, if you prefer travelling by car.
Radlett is one of the county’s most sought-after locations, and this has affected property prices. As a result, you can expect to pay significantly more than the national average to live here, but most residents agree that the additional cost is worth it.
While you’ll need millions to afford one of the village’s luxury detached homes, apartments are surprisingly affordable in the area. The flats in the purpose-built blocks offer a great way to get on the property ladder, and you’re likely to make a profit from capital growth when you sell it on.
Radlett’s rental market is dominated by apartments, with savvy landlords making the most of the area’s popularity to generate a good rental yield. One- and two-bedroomed properties tend to be the most sought-after by tenants.
If you’re searching for a home here, or want to find out about buy-to-let opportunities, get in touch with the Living Residential team today.