The Best Towns and Villages to Move to Around Letchworth Garden City

The Best Towns and Villages Around Letchworth Garden City

Nestled in the heart of Hertfordshire, Letchworth serves as a hub for those who wish to easily commute to London but not live in the capital. It provides a connection to more rural surroundings whilst living in an urban environment. But when you are considering where to move in Letchworth Garden City you might decide that you would prefer to move elsewhere in the area.

In this article, we explore several options for prospective residents seeking to relocate to towns and villages around Letchworth.



Baldock, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings, presents an attractive option for those considering a move. It is very close to Letchworth on the opposite side of the A1(M).

It is home to a variety of festivals throughout the year including the three-week-long Baldock Festival and Balstock, the biggest free music festival in Hertfordshire.


Hitchin, a bustling market town steeped in history, is to the south-west of Letchworth.

The town is a perfect location for commuting to London via the A1(M), or on the train line which runs to King’s Cross and Cambridge. On top of this, Hitchin is home to several Outstanding schools including Hitchin Boys School and Hitchin Girls School.


Stevenage, in recent years, has undergone a regeneration. It is home to some large science centres and boasts a wide range of educational facilities at primary and secondary levels as well as special needs schools.

It is due south of Letchworth Garden City and is a slightly larger town.

Read more: A Guide to Moving to Letchworth Garden City


Stotfold, with its convenient location and family-friendly amenities, appeals to those seeking a suburban lifestyle with easy access to urban centres. It is a small town to the north of Letchworth, just off the A1(M).

Stotfold Mill Meadows provides a rural escape, whilst Pendleton Sports Centre provides sporting activities for residents.



Ashwell, a quintessential English village with a strong sense of community, offers an idyllic setting for those craving a slower pace of life. Characterful cottages and period properties dot the village streets, exuding charm and heritage.

The village is to the north-east of Letchworth with historic buildings, such as the St Mary the Virgin church which dates back to the 14th century and Ashwell Museum on Swan Street.


Weston is a small village in Hertfordshire nestled amidst rolling countryside. It is to the south-east of Letchworth Garden City.

The village has a small pub, The Cricketers, a church and a primary school, Weston CofE.


Therfield, surrounded by open countryside and scenic landscapes, offers an ideal retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is one mile from Therfield Heath a nature reserve which offers views as far as Ely in Cambridgeshire.


Ickleford is conveniently located to the west of Letchworth almost connected to Hitchin, so has the benefit of amenities in both towns.

The village has two pubs and the Ickleford Sports & Recreation Club for residents to enjoy an array of sports. Also, Oughtenhead Common is a nearby nature reserve.

Moving to Letchworth Garden City and the Surrounding Areas

The villages and towns surrounding Letchworth offer a diverse range of options for prospective residents seeking to relocate to this picturesque region of Hertfordshire.

If you are thinking about relocating to the area then using an experienced removal company in Letchworth is paramount for a stress-free move. A. Waters and Sons Removals have over 50 years of experience moving people around Hertfordshire.

Contact us today to speak about your move.