Hertford's prosperity, heritage and links to the capital make it a much sought-after area for housing. As a result, property prices in the town are amongst the highest in the UK. Prices in August 2011 2011 reflect this, with the average selling price of a flat being £151,622 (down from £187,013 in December 2009) and of a semi-detached property £276,790 (down from £294,657 in December 2009) (source: Land Registry).

There were 10,547 households in Hertford in 2001 according to The 2001 Census, a rise of 12% when compared with the 1991 census figure of 9427. A large number of these new homes have been built to the East of the town on the side of the former Addis toothbrush factory - now named Newland Gardens. Other recent developments of significant size have been built in Mill Road, Mead Lane and in the Beane Valley. Many more are expected in the coming years, with permission having been granted for developments in Marshgate Drive (over 100 flats) and on the site of the former Police Station in Ware Road (mixed development).

The 2001 national census showed that single occupancy accounted for 25.8% of households.

For more information about housing costs, council taxes rates, school league tables, policing and crime, visit or the Hertfordshire Environmental Forum. Other statistics for the area can also be found at the government's National Statistics Website and the Land Registry.

If you are interested in buying property in the town, a list of estate and letting agents is shown below.

Morgan Alexander
Estate Agent
40 Castle Street
Hertford SG14 1HH
Tel: 01992 248028
Estate Agent
24/26 Parliament Square
Tel: 01992 503057
Dreampad Estate Agent
3-5 Cowbridge
Hertford SG14 1PG
Tel: 0333 772 9775
William H Brown
Estate Agent
21 Castle Street
Tel: 01992 586501
Thomas Childs
Estate Agent
1 Providence Place
Hertford SG14 1EH
Tel: 01992 721321
Sage Ward
Estate Agent
12-14 Parliament Square
Hertford SG14 1EF
Tel: 01992 504058
Estate Agent
6 Mill Bridge
Hertford SG14 1PY
Tel: 01992 551955
Steven Oates
Estate Agent
70 Fore Street
Tel: 01992 303300
Estate Agent
2 Market Street
Tel: 01992 582000
Chase Lettings
Letting Agent
30 Railway Street
Hertford SG14 1BA
Tel: 01992 501511
Go Move
Letting Agent
4 Mill Bridge
Hertford SG14 1PY
Tel: 01992 568933
Letting Agent
2 Market Place
Hertford SG14 1DF
Tel: 01992 532222
King's Group
Estate Agent
28 Maidenhead Street
Tel: 01992 586570
Estate Agent
2/4 Parliament Square
Hertford SG14 1EY
Tel: 01992 500151
Anthony Lettings
Estate Agent
The Rotunda
Hertford SG13 7LA
Tel: 01992 503200
Saint Andrews Bureau
Lettings Agent
18 Castle Street
Hertford SG14 1HH
Tel: 01992 501752
Simply Homes
Estate Agent
115 Fore Street
Hertford SG14 1AS
Tel: 01992 558557
County Lettings
Letting Agent
17 Ware Road
Hertford SG13 7DZ
Tel: 01992 285045