|Homes sold in the last 12 months||242||126||131||586|
|Average house prices||£129,526||£269,800||£374,620||£197,916|
Being part of London's commuter belt, Harlow has long been a popular place to live, and as you would expect, the transport links to the capital city are excellent. The proximity of Stansted Airport has benefited the area enormously and has considerably boosted the local economy.
Property in Harlow is mixed, and there are a variety of styles and price brackets to suit most budgets. Whether they're searching for a good-sized family home, spacious terrace house or a cosy one-bed flat, house-hunters are sure to find a home that's right for them.
House prices in Harlow are reasonable, and many properties come in below the national average, making the town an ideal place for first-time buyers.
Harlow has six secondary schools, most of which have achieved specialist status, and one college which achieves excellent results.
Culturally, it is well ahead of most inner city towns, being home to a massive collection of public sculptures, ranging from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore. It became known as the World's First Sculpture Town and this is justifiably a major tourist attraction.
Many artefacts are owned by the Harlow Art Club, formed by leading architect Frederic Gibberd, who dreamed of making sculptures more accessible to the general public and, as a result, many interesting works are situated in shopping centres, parks and housing estates around the town.
Harlow has two railway stations, a good road network leading to major motorway spurs, plus an excellent bus service. Moreover, it is located near Stansted Airport and not far from other London airports, making it an ideal base whether you're travelling near or far.
So if you're looking for a reasonably priced property within easy commuting distance of the capital city, with its own distinct and interesting identity, Harlow could be the place that ticks all the boxes for you.
Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry
This material was last updated on 28 November 2014.
It covers the period from 03 January 1995
to 31 October 2014.
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