Living in Berkhamsted

About Berkhamsted

The historic market town of Berkhamsted is located in a beautiful setting in West Hertfordshire. Sought after as an excellent relocation town for London professionals. This is due to the uniquely charming characteristics of the town; living in Berkhamsted comprises of access to excellent schools, period buildings, attractive High Street with a chic café culture and independent shops with a fast commute to London.

Berkhamsted's vibrant community thrives around it's picturesque High Street set within Berkhamsted's Conservation Area. A network of streets lined with predominantly Victorian and Edwardian homes veers up gentle hills either side of the Berkhamsted valley, allowing for far-reaching country views. Running almost parallel to the length of the High Street is the Grand Union Canal - lined with several pubs and eateries, perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Berkhamsted was named by The Sunday Times in 2018 as the "Best place to live in the South East of England" - What did they have to say?

The Sunday Times described Berkhamsted as being "affluent and attractive" and having "chic shops and great places to eat" whilst retaining its historic "medieval heart".

The Sunday Times states: "It's certainly worth sustaining, with the Grand Union Canal running right through it, the ruins of a moated castle, top-rated schools - notably the independent Berkhamsted School (though most of the town is also in the catchment for the outstanding Chesham Grammar) - and Ashridge Forest and the Chilterns nearby."

Cost of homes - to rent or to buy?

The average cost for a starter home in Berkhamsted is £273,760, meaning you would be looking at paying £850 pcm (per calendar month) in rent.

For a mid-market house in Berkhamsted has a current average price of £614,310, with an average rent of £1,620 per pcm.

Finally, a detached family home will set you back on average £999,920 and for the rental market you should expect an average of £2,490 pcm.

Interesting facts…

William the Conqueror became the Conqueror.

Geoffrey Chaucer worked here.

Graham Greene's Father was the headmaster at Berkhamsted School.

Berkhamsted is the location for the oldest known (1277-97) existing timber framed building in the UK.

Our Top Tips

Cinema - The Rex Cinema

Pubs - The Kings Arms, The Boat (by the canal)

Cocktails and Dinner - The Gatsby

Sunday Lunch - The Alford Arms / The Gatsby / The Highwayman

Dinner - Tabure (Turkish)

Coffee - Fred and Ginger

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