Living in Hertfordshire

Country houseHertfordshire is situated in the south east of England. It’s a county of contrasts, which means people living here get the best of both worlds – we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside but with good road and rail links to both London and Cambridge. Hertfordshire was listed as the third-best place to live in the UK in a quality of life index in November 2013.

Where to Live

There’s a wide variety of places to live. Surrounding our hospital sites there are bustling market towns and garden cities, urban communities on the outskirts of London and picturesque country villages. We have some accommodation on site at our hospitals which is available for staff to rent.

Hertford street


Hertfordshire has 26 independent schools and 73 state secondary schools. The further education colleges are Hertford Regional College, North Hertfordshire College, Oaklands College and West Herts College. Our Trust has a close relationship with the University of Hertfordshire, a modern university based largely in Hatfield with more than 23,000 students.

Leisure and entertainment

Dog walk Herts

With the bright lights and visitor attractions of London just 30 minutes away on the train, you’ll never be short of things to see and do. If you wanted to explore a little closer to home, Hertfordshire is steeped in history and fun activities for all the family. We have a number of festivals, animal parks, heritage buildings and forests, parks and gardens to enjoy.

Visit Enjoy! Hertfordshire for more attractions and activities.