Over the past few years, Harlow town and especially old Harlow has grown in popularity with property buyers who are enticed by its proximity to the M11, M25, its good value for money property, community services and the vast amount of green spaces. Just over one-third of the town has been set aside for parkland, fields or public footpaths. Surrounded by Green Belt land it has one of the largest urban parks in the country.
If you have a family and are thinking of moving to Harlow it has a great range of both Primary and Secondary schools.
There are many clubs and activities in Harlow too, including two cricket clubs, a football club, Harlow Rugby Football Club, a sports centre and a skate park. Harlow also has a collection of public sculptures over 100 in total by artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Ralph Brown.
The town has a diverse range of shops - both high street brands and independent, cafes, bars and supermarkets whereas Old Harlow offers a variety of small independent shops, restaurants and a small supermarket.
There is also a wide variety of housing, ranging from modern and newly built homes, ideal for first-time buyers and families within commutable distance into London. Old Harlow and surrounding villages offering a variety of Grade II Listed and character properties.
If you are looking at buying in Old Harlow how about these two beautiful character properties: