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The 8 best places to live in Hertfordshire

The results are in! See where you voted as the best place to live in Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire isn’t just a characterless commuter belt. Charming villages, rolling fields and towns packed with cool restaurants and independents are very much the order of the day here. From the lively vibes of historical St Albans and happening Hitchin to properly rural village life, there’s something for every savvy commuter in this county.



Close to buzzing Tring, but surrounded by the glorious Chiltern hills, Aldbury is the perfect choice for outdoorsy types who want great independents, cafes and restaurants close by.



This pretty riverside town has oodles of character, and great independents. and as they say, it's very much 'on the up' right now. Find out why...


Much Hadham

If it's a traditional village vibe you're after - look no further than stupidly picturesque Much Hadham, one of Hertfordshire's real beauties.



This lovely town is built for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The connections to London are stratospherically fast, and it's packed with great pubs, restaurants and independent shops. Oh, and there's a Space NK. Sold?



Wonderful Wheathampstead. Ah, what we wouldn't give for a cottage here, with it's lively atmosphere and great independent eateries and shops.



I'm just going to come out and and say it - I am in love, with Hitchin. This super convenient commuter town has everything you could possibly want, and more.



Three great pubs, an award winning butcher and an easy commute - sounds good to us. For an upmarket commuter village with all the trimmings, Ashwell is well worth a look. Top 200 Places to Live series.


St Albans

Not only is St Albans one of the country's most beautiful small cities, it's also bursting with great pubs, restaurants, independent shops, and a good dose of community spirit. That might also be why a pad here can cost you.