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Hermonie2016 Mon 12-Dec-16 20:20:13

I am recently separated and will be moving close to family/work around Bucks or Herts.
I will have a budget of around 550k and ideally want a 3 bed house near good secondary schools.

I could consider private school for ds but might then have a slightly smaller budget.
I don't want rural and would be prefer to be close to towns with friendly neighbours as will be starting my life again.Also transport links as ds will be a teen so will want some level of independence.

Ideas really welcome.

notquiteruralbliss Mon 12-Dec-16 23:06:39

St Albans. Or (if DS is likely to pass 11+) somewhere in catchment for one of the Bucks grammars. You would get a decent house in Chesham or maybe Amersham for £550k.

bojorojo Tue 13-Dec-16 00:44:28

I would also look at Tring and Berkhamsted in Herts. There are also good schools around Potters Bar/Brookmans Park and transport links are good.

AvonCallingBarksdale Thu 15-Dec-16 16:50:23

I live in Amersham and would love to know where the decent houses for 550k are confused

HalleLouja Thu 15-Dec-16 22:01:56

Redbourn (though it has to be the side which gets into Roundwood) is an option. It depends how old your DS is. They are building a new school in Harpenden but its taking its time. Supposed to be built in 2018. If it is built then Southdown / all of Redbourn / Kimpton / Wheathampstead will all become options. The new school is going to be run by the existing secondaries in Harpenden so likely to be outstanding.

You could also get a house near Sandringham in St Albans for that money.

HalleLouja Thu 15-Dec-16 22:02:52

Sorry just seen he is a teen. Then you would be looking for in year admissions???

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