Local Information

  • Why Hemel Hempstead?

Hemel Hempstead is becoming a popular location for commuters who can’t afford the rise of house prices in London that rose by 25.8% between the last quarter of 2013 to the same period last year (according to Nationwide).

 

  • Commuting

You are spoilt for choice with the connections to London! There’s the M1 and the M25 just up the road, there’s also the West Coast Main Line direct trains to London Euston that take a mere 26 minutes on the fast train. 

 

  • Leisure

Over the last year, Jarman Square - previously known as Leisure World  has been transformed into a multifaceted leisure destination offering something for the whole family. Jarman Square has various restaurants such as Nando's and Frankie & Benny's along with a brand new gym, multi screen cinema, Planet Ice and the XC skate and climbing park. Hemel Hempstead is also home to 'The closest indoor real snow ski slope to London' (According to the Snow Centre's website) which came to the town back in 2009.  Apsley Marina (BWMC) in Hemel Hempstead features the opportunity of residential moorings! 

 

  • Shopping

Hemel Hempstead has many modern high street stores and two shopping centres Marlowes Shopping Centre and Riverside which includes a Debenhams department store. The high street referred to as the Old Town contains many antique and speciality shops.

Each of the separate neighbourhood centres of Hemel Hempstead has its own shopping centre or parade of local shops for the convenience of local residents.

The Jarman Park leisure campus has a large supermarket and there are three separate edge-of-town retail parks at Apsley including a supermarket and a number of electrical, hardware and furnishing outlets.

 Berkhamsted and Tring both have a very varied mix of shops and boutiques with some unusual retailers as well as high street shops and supermarkets.

 

  • Developments

Hemel Hempstead's property value has benefited and is benefiting from constant residential developments examples set by renowned developers Crest Nicholson (Nash Mills Wharf), Barrat Homes (Mosaic House), Tesco Pension Fund (Jarman Square), Dandara (Kodak Building) and Bovis Homes (Aspen Park). Furthermore Dacorum Borough Council is allocating 6 green belt plots to develop 1330 new homes of which 900 will be in West Hemel Hempstead, 350 Grovehill Marchmonfields and 80 near the old town of Hemel Hempstead. (Hemel Today/The Gazette/07-04-15).

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