Hertfordshire is a beautiful and scenic county in the south of England. The birthplace of the only English pope, as well as Guy Ritchie, Sarah Brightman and Geri Halliwell, Hertfordshire has several large towns, including Hemel Hempsted, St Albans and Watford. With areas ranging from beautiful rolling countryside to picturesque towns and villages, Hertfordshire can offer a fantastic living location for those looking for hustle and bustle as well as those wanting to live somewhere a little more quiet. The county also offers a fantastic array of things to see and do, including tours of Leavesden Studios (the location for filming of much of the Harry Potter films), beautiful historic houses and their gardens to explore as well as fascinating heritage centres, museums and galleries. Young professionals will be delighted with the quick commute time between the county and London, with travel taking less than an hour to the capital. Those with young families, meanwhile, can make use of the ample independent and state-run schools in the county. Shoppers can visit the vibrant streets of towns such as St Albans, whilst foodies can take advantage of the fantastic cafes and restaurants strewn throughout the county. Properties available for sale in Hertfordshire are as varied as its landscape, including expansive family homes with beautiful grounds to cosy cottages and bungalows with rural views to stylish town-centre flats.