Located in Hertfordshire, 20km north of London, Waltham Cross is home to 7,407 residents and part of the Greater London Urban Area. Waltham Cross takes its name from The Eleanor Cross (located at the centre of the town) – one of only three medieval crosses that survive today dating back to the late 1200s. In addition to its interesting history, Waltham Cross is very well connected, has some fantastic local amenities and even some famous local residents. Here are some very good reasons why you should consider moving to Waltham Cross this year.
Moving to Waltham Cross in 2018
The transport connections are excellent. The M25 motorway runs immediately south of Waltham Cross (J25) and there are two railway stations that come under London Zone 7 that will take you to Central London in approx. 15 – 30 minutes. From Waltham Cross station you can reach locations such as Liverpool Street, Stratford and Tottenham Hale, whilst nearby Loughton underground station also provides links via the Central Line.
Waltham Cross High Street has something for everyone. From The Pavilions shopping mall, to local independent boutiques and chain stores, Waltham Cross high street provides for every day shopping and banking, as well as indulgences. The town also has regular French and farmers markets for the foodies.
There is a choice of schools. For example, Waltham Cross has five primary schools, four of which get a ‘good’ Ofsted rating.
There are some world-class amenities here, including the Lee Valley White Water Centre, which was built to host the canoe slalom events of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Today, it’s ideal for those looking to explore paddle sports in an exceptional facility – or just to have a fun day-out with the family.
The town has history. As well as The Eleanor Cross there is Waltham Abbey and its gardens, founded by King Henry II in 1177 which is perfect if you are looking for green space to take a peaceful stroll.
The kids won’t get bored. This is an area that offers plenty for families looking for regular entertainment at weekends and half terms. Lee Valley Park runs for 26 miles along the River Lea offering plenty of quiet walks, cycle paths, wild places and nature reserves to discover; whilst Lee Valley Park Farms, for example, is the perfect place to take the children to learn about animals or the Royal Gunpowder Mills would be great for older children exploring the secrets of explosive history.