Beautiful little town constantly named one of UK’s best places to live

A town in Hertfordshire has repeatedly been named as the best place to live for commuters with its affordable house prices and array of countryside.

Tring is said to have a “real community vibe” buzzing with independent shops, restaurants and cafes, with trains to London taking just 36 minutes.

Lifestyle website Muddy Stilettos listed it as the best place to live in Hertfordshire in March, citing its community feel and array of activities as the reason behind its success.

The website said: “If you love the idea of hip Berkhamsted but can’t quite stretch to the house prices, allow us to introduce you to Tring.

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“It might not have the high street restaurant chains and high-end boutiques, but you will find everything you need and more on the pretty high street, which is buzzing with independent shops, restaurants and cafés and has a real community vibe (I should know – I live here!).

“Plus there are acres of green space to be found on the doorstep, with a direct train into London. It really is the best of both worlds.”

Muddy Stilettos described the town’s Natural History Museum – established by Walter Rothschild – as a “beautiful building” where you can “easily lose a couple of hours there with the kids”.

Tring Park also offers “affording spectacular views over town” along with more than 300 acres of woodland and grassland running along the Chiltern Ridge.

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The average house price in Tring is £509,223 according to Rightmove, with terraced properties selling for an average of £412,700 and detached houses on offer for around £707,064.

The town’s Market Auctions was also labelled one of Tring’s “best-kept secrets”.

It was also acknowledged for its transport systems.

Although the train station is a “little out of town”, Tring commuters can get to Euston in just 36-minutes and there is also regular buses from town and cycle paths to make use of.

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