Spotlight on Watford

by Housesimple on 27th September 2016

Watford is a popular commuter town. It's located just off the M25 and has train, underground and bus links to central London. But it’s also an impressive place to live in its own right, where many large businesses are based and exciting events are held. There’s always something happening in this busy, bustling town, so it’s no surprise that private property sales here are booming.

Major works

Over the next 10 to 15 years, Watford is set to see an investment injection worth over £1.5 billion. This is going to be used to create more homes and jobs, as well as to improve the town's infrastructure. Some of the schemes are already well underway.

As part of the regeneration project, the intu shopping centre is being redeveloped to include new public spaces for events and additional retail units. Meanwhile, the Watford Health Campus is set to turn derelict land near the hospital into a new community with around 1,000 jobs and 750 homes.

What’s more, Cassiobury Park will soon have a eco-friendly hub building with a number of shiny, modern facilities. The park as a whole will benefit from better management thanks to a range of new posts such as community park ranger and education officer.

Travel improvements

Watford currently serves as a terminus station for the Metropolitan line. However, by 2020 the underground route will be extended from Croxley to Watford Junction, and there'll be two new stations serving the town: Cassiobridge and Watford Vicarage Road. The restructure will offer residents improved transport links to key business parks and the Watford Health Campus developments, as well as six trains an hour to central London during peak hours.

Busy calendar

There are always plenty of local events on to get people excited about joining the community, whether it's spending time in the town's ample open spaces or shopping at the wide range of high street stores. Watford also has several local theatres that host cultural events all year round. For example, Carmen is being performed by the Russian State Opera at the Colosseum in October, while the local choir run by the Watford Palace Theatre welcomes new singers every week.

For more information on how to sell your property in Watford, take a peek at our Watford area guide.

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