Nestled in the south-west of Hertfordshire, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Rickmansworth is just a sleepy town. It's a hive of activity and a firm favourite with those looking to move into the area due to work commitments in or around the London area as we have the Metropolitan line and the Chiltern Railway, as well as the M25 being on our doorstep!
Rickmansworth offers excellent educational prospects and facilities, including the prestigious Royal Masonic School for girls, The Charlotte Prep school, Rickmansworth School and many more highly regarded schools in the immediate local area - ideal if you're moving into the area with a young family, or you're thinking of starting a family in the near future. Rickmansworth also has lots of other fantastic amenities you'd expect to find in a well-established town. For one, there are lots of great shops - including stores from large chains and many from smaller, independent business owners.
It's fair to say that Rickmansworth is a little in London's shadow - it doesn't compare in terms of size, but it is a great place to seek some shelter from the busy city after a long day at work. Rickmansworth is a real favourite with commuters who are looking for the country life at the weekend but still being easily commutable by tube or car to London.
One of Rickmansworth's biggest assets is a large number of sports clubs and schemes in the local area - a big advantage if you're into sports (whether that's participating or watching). The sports practised in Rickmansworth include cricket, tennis, golf and water skiing. In the heat of Rickmansworth is The Aquadrome which covers 41 hectares and is home to a wide variety of facilities from wooded walks, lakes, play areas, a cafe and lush green open spaces. There are also the locks and wonderful canal walks.
It's not hard to see why Rickmansworth is popular with residents that live there as well as those looking to move close to London. It's a great town with fantastic prospects - Rickmansworth will only become more popular as time goes by.
There is a diverse mix of property in Rickmansworth ranging from brand new executive apartments and ultra-contemporary houses to character Victorian homes as well as old cottages and barn conversions. Prices range from £1000 per month for a one-bedroom apartment up to £6000 per month for a six-bedroom, five-bathroom family home. An average two-bedroom apartment will be in the region of £1250 per month, with a three to a five-bedroom family home being between £1800 and £3000 per month.