Watford is a town in the south-west of Hertfordshire, in the south of England more generally. With settlement in the area dating to at least the high medieval period, Watford did not experience expansive growth until the Victorian period with the growth of printing in the town. Featuring a large number of beautiful parks and green spaces, Watford can provide a little peace and quiet after the hustle and bustle of a long day working in the capital. Shoppers can enjoy the local shopping centre, which offers a range of high-street and independent brands, or can take the short journey to London. Outdoorsy types can enjoy a ramble at Whippendell Woods, whilst foodies can enjoy the range of restaurants in Watford and in nearby London. Watford also offers a range of excellent independent and state-run schools, making the area perfect for young and growing families. Young professionals, meanwhile, can enjoy the twenty-minute commute to the centre of London. Properties to rent in Watford range from gorgeous flats set in Victorian houses to spacious family homes.