While Hertfordshire is undeniably a favourable place to live, the prices in some of our countryside locations may be out of budget for many.
Herts can prove an expensive place to live, particularly in areas with excellent transport links, but it’s certainly not the case countywide.
You’d be surprised at the number of postcode areas in Hertfordshire with an average property price significantly below the county average, which currently stands at £497,253.
Houses can often be picked up for a bargain in sought-after areas, meaning you’ll have the necessary amenities close by and you won’t be left out of pocket.
We have compared all the major postcodes in Herts and put together the five cheapest areas where you could potentially bag yourself a bargain property, according to the current Zoopla estimates.
The list reads from cheapest to most expensive.
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AL8 – £230,924
The postal town of AL8 is St Albans, with wards including Harpenden, Hatfield, St Albans, Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City.
Other towns and villages include Ayot Green, Ayot St Peter, Cromer-Hyde, Danesbury, Digswell Park, Haldens, Handside, Hatfield Hyde, Lemsford, Peartree, Sherrardspark, Stanborough, The Frythe, Waterend, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City and Woodhall.
The area has very good transport links within a five mile distance – the closest is Welwyn Garden City Railway Station which is only a mile away.
Other stations include Welwyn North Railway Station – two miles, Hatfield Railway Station – three miles, Knebworth Railway Station – four miles, Welham Green Railway Station – five miles and Hertford North Railway Station – five miles.
Some exciting points of interest include the University of Hertfordshire, Watton Castle, Brookmans Park, Highfield Park and Hertford Castle.
HP1 – £275,016
The postal town for HP1 is Bourne End, with wards including Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Chalfont St Giles, Chesham, Great Missenden, High Wycombe and Princes Risborough.
Other towns and villages include Apsley, Ballingdon Bottom, Bourne End, Boxmoor, Chaulden, Counters End, Fields End, Frithsden, Gadebridge, Grand Union Canal, Great Gaddesden, Green End, Hammerfield, Hudnall, Jockey End, Little Heath, Nettleden, Piccotts End, Potten End, Pouchen End, Two Waters, Warners End, Water End and Westbrook Hay.
The area has some easy transport links, the closest being Boxmoor railway station which is within a mile.
Other stations include Apsley – two miles, Berkhamsted – three miles and Kings Langley – four miles.
There are some popular landmarks and attractions in the nearby area including Warden Hill and Galley Hill.
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HP19 – £241,713
The postal town for HP19 is also Bourne End.
Electoral towns and villages include Aylesbury, Elmhurst, Manor Park and Quarrendon.
The area has some transport links with the closest station being Aylesbury railway station, while other stations include Aylesbury Vale Parkway – two miles, Stoke Mandeville – three miles and Little Kimble – five miles.
Some nearby things to do include visiting Bolebec Castle, The Mount Castle, The Beacon Castle and the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.
LU2 – £265,218
While the majority of the LU2 postcode is found in Luton, Cockernhoe in the north of Herts comes under the same code.
However other towns surrounding Cockernhoe such as Lilley, Peter’s Green and Stopsley, fall into Luton, Bedfordshire.
SG1 – £224,082
The postal town for SG1 is Stevenage, with wards including Arlesey, Baldock, Biggleswade, Buntingford, Henlow, Hertford, Hitchin, Knebworth, Letchworth Garden City, Much Hadham, Royston, Sandy, Shefford and Ware.
Other electoral towns and villages include Bedwell, Broadwater, Chells, Damask Green, Fishers Green, Graveley, Norton Green, Old Town, Pin Green, Poplars, Shephall, St Nicholas, Symonds Green, Todd’s Green and Warren’s Green.
There are very good transport links close to the area, the closest being Stevenage railway station which is within a mile, Knebworth railway station – three miles and Hitchin Railway Station – four miles. From all these stations you can get into London St Pancras in under 30 minutes.
Nearby points of interest include Wymondley Castle, Benington Castle and Walkern Castle.