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St Albans

A cathedral city with an ancient past, St Albans in Hertfordshire – being a part of the Greater London area – is a popular commuter hotspot that’s alive with entertainment, culture and history. 

Buying a new build house in St Albans

For those who love interior design, a new house is the perfect blank canvas that you can truly make your own. And due to its energy efficiency, it’s a money and time saving choice that gives you more freedom to do the things you love. 

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Living in St Albans

Best of the old and the new

Due to attracting visitors from far and wide, St Albans has a wealth of shops, cafés, restaurants, museums and parks. Used for numerous film sets, it's also a beautiful and fascinating location to call home. 

For day-to-day shopping and amenities you have a range of high-street brands, supermarkets and even a regular street market. An ideal location for growing families, the city offers a wealth of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ school options in its catchment area. Also, with facilities for all ages, the area has a long sporting tradition in football, cricket and rugby.

A commuter’s paradise

Well-connected St Albans has the M1, M25 and A1 on its fringes, giving you excellent routes into London and the North. Plus, the A10 is just to the west, also putting Cambridge within easy reach. 

Via train, you can be at London St Pancras in just 20 minutes, or neighbouring Hemel Hempstead in under half an hour. For air travel, Heathrow Airport is accessible in about 40 minutes or you can catch the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect from St Pancras.

Days out

One of the highlights of this historic city – right in the centre of St Albans – is the cathedral, which is an awesome sight in both the day and the evening. In the old quarter, you also have the Cathedral Green, plus independent shops and cafes to explore.

Rural Hertfordshire features pretty villages and country walks close-by in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or the Colne Valley Regional Park is just over half an hour by car. Essex, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire are also within easy reach for adventures away from home.

Start your new house journey in St Albans

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

To explore more locations near St Albans, browse our other new housing developments below, including Bishop's Stortford, Hertford and more…