Living in Rickmansworth
What and where is Rickmansworth ?
Rickmansworth is located in the southwest of Hertfordshire, 17 miles northwest of central London. The town is mainly to the north of the Grand Union Canal and inside the perimeter of the M25. It serves as the administrative seat of the Three Rivers District Council; Rickmansworth is in the WD3 postcode district.
What is the population of Rickmansworth?
The population of Rickmansworth currently stands at 23,973.
What is the average house price in Rickmansworth?
The average price for a property in Rickmansworth is £793,939 as of May 2021. This has risen 3.21% since February 2021 and a rise of 16.35% over the last 12 months. Flats sell for an average of £409,866 and terraced houses sell for £540,217 on average. An average detached house will set you back £1,182,598, and a Semi-detached sell for an average of £581,747.
This is according to Zoopla estimates.
Living in Rickmansworth
Is Rickmansworth a nice place to live?
There is an Aquadrome in Rickmansworth that is very popular. It’s a public park and local nature reserve that features 2 lakes play parks and a woodland walk. You’ll also find a restaurant and green areas for picnics with friends and family. Rickmansworth is famous for its three rivers; Colne, Chess and Gade, these have helped Rickmansworth’s booming watercress trade. Rickmansworth is also famous for its role in building the original Wembley Stadium; it provided gravel from the local quarries to contribute towards construction.
Is Rickmansworth a safe place to live?
The top four crimes reported in Rickmansworth are; anti-social behaviour, violent and sexual offences, criminal damage and arson and vehicle crime. Crime levels in Rickmansworth have fallen recently, however there were 65 Anti-social behaviour reports in April which is a rise of 13 from previous months. Burglary rates have dropped and 219 crimes were reported in April 2021, which is less than the monthly average of 231.
Landmarks and History
This is the principal public park near Rickmansworth, created in 1909 the park is over 190 acres and extends from the A412 Rickmansworth Road in the east to the Grand Union Hotel in the west. A 25.1-acre nature reserve makes up some of the park that is managed by the Middlesex Wildlife Trust. You will also find a free weekly 5km run (Park Run) every Saturday morning at 9am, that starts at the entrance of the park.
There are good transport links to London from Rickmansworth. The M25 is minutes away and there are good links via rail. You can catch a train to London on the Aylesbury line and the Metropolitan line tubes.
There is also several bus services in the town that can take you to the surrounding areas and the nearby airports.
There are several good schools in Rickmansworth for all ages. The local primary schools St Mary’s Church of England school and Rickmansworth Park Junior and infant school both received a ‘good’ grading from Ofsted.
A short distance away you will find the local grammar school, which has an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. Although both the boys and girls grammar schools are over subscribed.
You’ll find Zaza’s on the Highstreet, in a building dating back to the 1600’s. The cosy and inviting atmosphere is perfect for those looking for a relaxed evening. You can hire a private dining room for up to 30 people for special occasions. They serve delicious Italian food, which you can enjoy on a stunning garden terrace. Treat yourself to a antipasti board with a chilled glass of wine, perfect for a summer evening.
Prime Steak and Grill
This great steak house only uses beef sourced from butchers that have been appointed by the Queen herself. You’ll find it in the beautiful hamlet of Chandlers Cross, just outside Rickmansworth. Housed in what used to be an old pub, the atmosphere is fresh and modern. There are 40 parking spaces outside and prides itself on being one of the best steak houses outside of London. You can also enjoy some delicious cocktails and a range of other drinks behind the bar.
Dolce Caffe & Restaurant
This café by day and restaurant by night is one of the premier places to go in Rickmansworth. Opened in 2012 by owner Krenar, who qualified at Le CordonBlue London, brought his experience at Claridge’s to the Rickmansworth area. The food is French-Italian fusion, which you can enjoy in the evening. If you were to stop by during the day you would find delicious pastries and a great cup of coffee.
There are a good selection of smaller shops in Rickmansworth town centre, but if you are looking for a wider choice of shops then the Intu shopping centre in Watford is not far away. There are also several retail parks near the large shopping centre, which will cater to every need.
Where to Stay in Rickmansworth
Bedford Arms Hotel
This hotel has been recently refurbished to a high standard, while maintaining its traditional English style. You’ll find the Bedford Arms in the charming village if Chenies, which is a 10-minute drive from the M25. There are 18 stunning rooms, all with En-suites, 10 of these rooms are decorated in the traditional style, while 8 of them have a more modern, contemporary style. Almost all of the bedrooms have beautiful views of the hotel gardens or surrounding countryside. You can access free Wi-Fi from all the rooms as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There are 2 bars and a oak panelled restaurant which has a traditional menu.
Other places to stay;
- Croxley House
- Leafy Suburban Bed and Breakfast
- North Court Watford by Stay Shoal
- Ricky Road Guest House
Top 10 Things to do in Rickmansworth
- Watersmeet Theatre
- St Mary the Virgin
- Batchworth Lake And The Grand Union Canal walk
- William Penn Leisure Centre
- Church of St Thomas of Canterbury
- Three Rivers Museum
- King George V Playing Fields
- Stocker’s Lake
- The Cooking Academy
- Rickmansworth Aquadrome
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