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Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, 30 miles north of Central London. It has a population of 84,000 and became the UK’s first ‘New Town' in 1946.
Culture in Stevenage
Stevenage is a town which has both rural surroundings and a vibrant town centre. You will find leisure facilities in abundance here too, thanks to the fantastic leisure centre which also doubles up as a theatre and exhibition hall. The town also possesses excellent shopping facilities, comprising a large, modern shopping centre which is traffic-free. The town is also proud of its extensive cycle network; a cycleway which at peak times takes up to 1,000 people per hour to school and work. The town was also the stomping ground for the famous Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton.
Things to do in Stevenage
Stevenage not only has a brilliant shopping centre, but its Old Town is something not to be missed. This beautifully historic part of the town has a real intimate, village feel, containing a variety of historic buildings, independent shops, restaurants and pubs, making it particularly lively at weekends. If you’re simply looking for somewhere to wander on a Sunday morning then Fairlands Valley Park is the ideal choice. Here there is a sailing and fishing lake, boating lake and even a bandstand for the increasingly popular open-air concerts.
Student life in Stevenage
Stevenage is the perfect place for students to move to as it is only 30 minutes away from two fantastic universities; the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Hertfordshire. The aforementioned Old Town is the ideal place for students to spend an evening, with its excellent variety of pubs and bars.
Buying in Stevenage
Stevenage is a popular location for a variety of demographics including young professionals, families and students. Property-wise, those who choose Stevenage can purchase property for a fraction of the price of Hertfordshire’s plusher town and village properties. The more affordable prices offered in Stevenage come as even more of a surprise considering the area’s close proximity to the capital, only a 30 minute train ride from Kings Cross St. Pancras. This of course means that property in the area is currently in high demand, so snap up these bargains while you can.
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