Property in St Albans
Popular with well-paid commuters, St Albans has superb transport links to London, making it ideal for country living and city working.
Claiming one of the highest levels of pubs in the UK per square mile, it could be said that it's a great city for entertaining too. Foodies won't be disappointed either, as there are regular farmer's markets and great restauarants.
But being just 22 miles from the capital, St Alban's properties come at a price.
Average house price: £376,695
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