Your Move Hemel Hempstead Local Area Guide

How is the Hemel Hempstead property market performing?

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Average property price in Hemel Hempstead

Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Hemel Hempstead covers.
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Average rental price in Hemel Hempstead

Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Hemel Hempstead in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Hemel Hempstead?

Hemel Hempstead is one the largest towns in Hertfordshire ;with a population of just under 100,000 people (based on the 2019 census) and just 27 miles (by road) from London and just 9 miles from the neighbouring town of Watford.

With great shopping centres, an array of recreational facilities on offer, for all ages, as well as good transport links, it’s become a highly popular location to live for families and commuters.


Transport and travel

There’s easy access to the M1 and A414, A41 and M25 motorways. There are two train stations, Hemel Hempstead mainline station that travels to the north and the south reaching London Euston. Apsley Station is on the same line and is one stop closer to London, it also passes by Watford and Bushey on the way. The Grand Union Canal passes through Hemel Hempstead and is a poplar route for barges.


Parks and recreation

One thing you will be sure to notice about Hemel Hempstead is that there is no shortage of parks and public green spaces. Gadebridge Park can be found at the foot of the Historic Old Town and has been recently updated with new picnic and play areas for families, dog walkers or just people who wish to enjoy the outdoors. Hemel Hempstead has a local football team and local cricket club for those people who enjoy watching or participating in sports. In the Old Town you will find a lovely theatre and a beautiful listed church as well as boutique shops and varied cuisine restaurants.



In Boxmoor you will find Hemel Hempstead school, which is one of the best performing secondary schools in Hertfordshire. In the HP1 area, you have Gadebridge school, JFK catholic School. In HP2, there is Broadfield Academy, Hobletts Manor, Astley Cooper amongst others. In HP3, for senior schools, there is Longdean. for junior schools you have Hobbs Hill Wood, Chambersbury school, Lime Walk and Two Waters school.


Restaurants and shopping

Hemel Hempstead benefits from two shopping centres (Marlowes and Riverside) in addition to a traditional outdoor High Street with many popular brands and chain stores. There are plenty of restaurants in Hemel Hempstead offering varied cuisine and plenty of choice for those in a hurry looking for tasty takeaways.