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Living in Hertfordshire

Herts named one of the UK’s best places to live!* 

(With Hitchin voted happiest place to live in the East of England**)

Steeped in rich and colourful history, Hertfordshire is one of the Home Counties, bordering the North of London.  Surrounded by beautiful, rolling countryside but with a fantastic transport network, it’s a county of contrasts!

With great schools attracting families to the area and an easy commute into London and all it has to offer, Hertfordshire is a great place for anyone to live. There are so many things to do within the county, regardless of your interests, take a look at our ' Things to do' page for some inspiration and explore the many things Hertfordhire has to offer. 

With bustling market towns and picturesque countryside, East Hertfordshire has topped the table thanks to high life expectancy, good schools and health and happiness scores, with high average earnings.

Everyone has different priorities when it comes to choosing a place to live, depending on time of life and personal circumstances. 

Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax

*according to Which Survey 2015

**according to the Halifax Quality of Life survey 2020

Click here for Hertfordshire County Council's Welcome Video!