Hatfield lands top 20 place in best London commuter towns list
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Hatfield has cemented its place among the country’s best commuter towns after soaring into the top 20 of a new list.
Despite London house prices having dropped slightly over the last two years, the cost of housing continues to be an issue – forcing buyers to look elsewhere.
Hatfield has been named the 17th best commuter town by Totally Money – a credit comparison company – based on its commute time, average house price, life satisfaction rating and season ticket price.
With a 24-minute train time into London and an average house value of £447,307, the town has become an attractive proposition for people working in the capital.
An annual season ticket costing £3,044 and a life satisfaction rating of 7.75 also contributed to its lofty status.
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Potters Bar was judged to be the 23rd best commuter town, with an average house price of £557,524 and a 27-minute train into London. Life satisfaction is 7.75 and a season ticket is £2,472.
Welwyn Garden City has not been included in the list, but Stevenage is ranked 58th and St Albans is 81st.
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Rocketing to the top of the tree is Purfleet in Essex, followed by Waltham Cross and Cheshunt, while Virginia Water in Surrey – with an average house price of £1,408,785 – wallows at the bottom in 116th place.
From a county perspective, Hertfordshire is ranked as mid-range for house prices, with an average of £482,497.