As well as neighbouring each other, the historical market towns of Hertford and Ware have many things in common.
Hertford is the slightly larger of the two towns with a population of around 26,000 compared with around 18,000 in Ware, but both offer a true community feel.
In both towns you can find a variety of properties from large Georgian houses to modern apartments, riverside properties to country estates, family homes to student accommodation and mansions to studio flats.
Both are safe and friendly places to live boasting low crime figures, whilst at the same time offering lively town centres with a good eclectic mix of character contributing to the vibrant feel. Both towns have a thriving social community with many amenities such as gyms, sports centres, outdoor sports areas, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and music venues.
Both Hertford and Ware have their own football, rugby and cricket clubs, and if you enjoy canoeing or fishing there are miles of rivers and canals running through the towns. For the more energetic amongst you there are endless riverside paths for you to walk, run or cycle along.
From nursery schools to junior schools and secondary schools, the two towns are spoilt for choice, boasting many of the best comprehensive and private schools in the region.
As well as being great places to live and work, both Hertford and Ware offer excellent transport links, with direct rail links into London's King's Cross, Liverpool Street and Moorgate, making the commute for anyone working in London a quick and simple journey. The towns are also well located for easy access onto the A10, A1(M), M11, M1 and M25 motorways, as well as the airports Luton and Stansted.
Each town also has its historical buildings, with the Hertford Castle in Hertford being a Royal palace for over 300 years, dating back to the 15th century, where Queen Elizabeth the 1st spent much of her childhood. For a time during the First World War, the castle was home to the British government, hence the reason the square (which holds the war memorial) adjacent to the castle is now called Parliament Square.
The Ware Priory in Ware is another historical building used by Royalty and dates back even further to the 14th century, although recent excavations have shown there was a building on the site well before that.
Both buildings are now run by their town councils and are available to hire for corporate meetings, private functions and weddings.
Both Hertford and Ware benefit from some of the most highly rated primary and secondary schooling in the country offering a wide choose of both state and private education.Read more
Whilst being traditional market towns, both Hertford and Ware have properties to suit everyone; from Georgian Townhouses to modern luxury waterside apartments.Read more
As well as close proximity to morotway networks such as the A10, M1, M25 and M11, Hertford and Ware have direct rail links into London's Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and Morgate.Read more