Your Move Hitchin Local Area Guide

How is the Hitchin property market performing?

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Average property price in Hitchin

£426,009
+17.4%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Hitchin covers.
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Average rental price in Hitchin

£1,071
pcm
+8.5%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Hitchin in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Hitchin?

Often featured as one of the best places to live in the UK and regularly featured in ‘Top1 0 Towns’ countdown in various glossy magazines, Hitchin is clearly favoured with commuters but it also offers a wide selection of excellent pubs, restaurants, bars and places to socialise. With a wide range of open parks and spaces its historic market (one of the largest in the region) sits in the shadow of St Mary’s Church, its most prominent and most impressive building.

 

Schools

With over five top primary and secondary/ private schools, including the boys' and girls' schools, which are both rated Outstanding by Ofsted, Hitchin also provides a healthy place to educate the young and bring up a family.

 

Sports and leisure

For leisure, Hitchin has an open aired and indoor swimming pool, its own Football and rugby team and a cricket club. The Queen Mother theatre is a modern purpose built theatre with a programme of professional and amateur productions.

 

Transport

By road the A1(M) is around 3 miles from Hitchin linking London and Cambridge to the North. The nearest airport is London Luton which is roughly 9 miles away with the M1 motorway at junction 10 being 11 miles both via the A505 and A1081. By rail, Hitchin is on the London Kings Cross east coast mainline and the fastest service to London Kings Cross takes just 28 minutes.

 

Properties

Hitchin is blessed with some very attractive properties in some extremely lovely areas. The Avenue and Chiltern Road are two streets that stand out for us personally. Both tree lined roads with gorgeous family homes , located with in easy reach of both the town center and the train station, whilst also giving easy access to local schools. It's not hard to see why the SG4 9 area of Hitchin is by far the most popular. Properties range from £150,000 upto £2,00,000 plus. The average house price in Hitchin is around £420,000.

Stevenage is a larger town and is roughly 4 miles from Hitchin. The town has a lot more affordable properties with the average house price being just under £300,000.

 

Shopping

Hitchin town center offers a vast array of boutiques and coffee shops with lots of independent shops and restuarants that offer huge amounts of variety. The market square often has events taking place and brings a great sense of community spirit to the area. Stevenage town center offers a huge amount of nationwide stores with ample parking.