What makes living in Welwyn Garden City so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Welwyn Garden City

 Did you know that Welwyn Garden City is the second garden city in England and has been characterised by many as the modern utopia of Hertfordshire? Well, it’s no secret Welwyn Garden City is one of the most sought-after places to live right now and why not buy a house.

Local Amenities

There is plenty of life in and around the town centre of Welwyn Garden City with many options for shopping. The first choice for some neighbourhood shopping would be The Howard Centre with many popular brands, cafeterias, travel agents and bank branches. With so many options for shopping you certainly won’t miss the hubbub of the city.

In fact, you can come and visit us on the event we are hosting at the Howard Centre on 15th, 16th and 17th of November. Visit our stand and find more about our available studios and apartments through shared ownership and private sale. Our experienced sales consultants will help you find out how you can get on the property ladder for as little as £75,250 for 35% share. Call us on 020 8607 0550 for more information. 

When it comes to groceries shopping, you will find all your favourite supermarkets including Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose and ALDI surrounded by large car parks and you’ll never face again the common city issue for car parking. Decorating your home will be one of your priorities after moving in Welwyn Garden City but there is no doubt, everything you need can be found at the large John Lewis department store.


Welwyn Garden City has been reported to offer a “good” educational system and specifically some of its primary schools have been characterized outstanding. Among them are Applecroft  and Templewood just to name a few.  Monk's Walk is also a worth to mention secondary school in Welwyn Garden City.

Where to eat

Wondering whether Welwyn Garden City can offer variety of restaurant choices? No matter what’s the cuisine of your preference, you’ll find all your beloved chains like Zizzi to enjoy your favourite Italian pasta, Prezzo, Bill’s or Pizza Express for some after work dinner treats.  There are plenty of other cuisines you can choose from apart from Mediterranean if you are and Indian or Turkish food lover like Misya Meze & Grill and Red Indian Restaurant.

Places to visit

Stanborough Park offers a beautiful landscape for a fun day with many activities. The two lakes that the park comprises create the perfect scenery not only for water sports but also for a relaxing walk following the nature walks in the woodlands. The local roller skating rink at The Campus is a perfect choice for those who feel adventurous, or they want to sit around the arena with a cup of coffee. The same building hosts a cinema if you prefer a movie night. The Gosling Sports Park provides a wide range of sports facilities. It is very popular for its dry ski slope, driving range and tennis courts, but also has a large gym and athletics track used for local event.

Transport Links

Welwyn Garden City provides easy access to the city centre for commuters with some excellent transport links. Easy reach also for St Albans, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and many more due to variety of regular bus schedules.

King's Cross train station will take you straight to Moorgate within half an hour, as well as destinations further north, such as Cambridge.

The town is also close to many motorways including the A1 (M), M25 and M1.

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Written by the SO Resi In House Team



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