Voted the 9th best town in the UK in a survey in The Times, and rated one of the happiest places to live, Hitchin has become a very desirable place to call home.
This sought-after, characterful market town dates back to the 7th century, and today it offers a wealth of independent cafés, restaurants and boutiques.
Renting in Hitchin offers an opportunity to join a friendly, active community, with a thriving high street and open-air market. The town has a busy cultural scene, with highlights including Hitchin Folk Club and Rhythms of the World, an annual arts and music festival that attracts 30,000 visitors to the town.
Located on the Great Northern Line, Hitchin offers great London links (44 minutes), making it a popular choice for renters keen to balance busy professional lives with country living.
There is also plenty to appeal to families, with nine local schools achieving an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating, including Hitchin Girls’ School and Hitchin Boys’ School. When school’s out, there’s plenty to do, from a trip to Hitchin Lavender Farm, or the tranquil St Paul’s Walden Bury to catching a show at one of the local Theatres.