Area Guide

Borehamwood is commonly recognised as the home of TV & Film due to the location of the Elstree Film Studios since the 1920s, and more recently, the productions of ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Big Brother’.  The sprawling, mostly residential area was widely developed in the late 1950s, and then another wave in the 80s and 90s saw the further construction of modern, affordable detached and semi-detached properties in ‘The Campions’, ‘Studio Way’, and ‘Kensington Way’.  At the same time, the area in general took an upturn in the form of improved shopping and transport facilities, notably Tesco Extra and the rebuilding of the Thameslink station and bus terminal, as well as the Reel Cinema complex, and the Venue Leisure Centre.  However, the last five years have seen a major regeneration and redevelopment particularly along the ‘Shenley  Road corridor’ with the creation of several stylish and modern apartment blocks and budget hotels, together with improvements to the popular Boulevard retail shopping park which now boasts Debenhams, M&S Food, Next, Costa, Boots, WH Smith, Argos, Outfit and New Look, to name a few.  The high street is now an eclectic mix of the ubiquitous Starbucks and Cafe Nero coffee shops, banks, building societies, small independent shops, a new Library and Community Centre, and towards the bridge that links Elstree, a buzzing cafe culture has become established, as a huge number of eateries are located here.  Homes in the area are a mix of terraced, semi and detached properties, together with maisonettes and flat developments, many bordering or close to Greenbelt.  Borehamwood has always been considered an affordable area for housing, and the addition of extensive shopping, leisure and travel facilities, together with a good selection of places of worship and schools, has ensured its popularity has endured.


Schools in Borehamwood

Cowley Hill Primary

Hertswood Academy

Yavneh College

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  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Tracey and Casey for all your hard work and advice in helping us to get Northiam. Although there is a lot of work to do to the house, we have moved in and plans are almost finalised and actually the place already feels like home. I think it will be an amazing home for us all and we appreciate so much the lengths you all went to in order to make this happen. Tracey deserves a special mention. She put up with me (dealt with me / tolerated me) amazingly well! If she hasn’t had one already, she definitely deserves a huge New Year’s pay rise!

    - SC
  • Dear Jordan, David and I are both glad that that exchange has been achieved smoothly. Thank you for all the work you have done in enabling us to get to this stage.

    - JM
  • You are amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I couldn’t do it without you and Stephen
    I really really appreciate your support!

    - AW
  • I just wanted to drop you a line to commend how professional, courteous and helpful Casey has been throughout the time we searched and rented our property in Lullington Garth.
    Having dealt with many agents when either buying, selling or renting, he has by far been the most decent and diligent and a great ambassador for your company. People are often quick to complain but sometimes less so in giving praise so I thought it would be good to drop you a line.

    - GD
  • Tracey, thank you very much for all you have done to help us get this over the line! You’ve been great and we really appreciate it.

    - ES
  • Dear Casey, just a little thank you for all your help in trying to find us new tenants.  We appreciate all your hard work!

    - AD
  • “Oliver, Jordan and Vivien at Real Estates in Totteridge are the only agents worth considering if you are selling in the area. They worked as a team to go beyond the extra mile and provided a bespoke 360 degree service from helping us sell, helping us find our dream home, whilst also securing the perfect off-market short term let using their own contacts…it does not get much better than that!”

    - MG
  • Jordan, thank you very much.  You are a star!  I have relocated 3 times so far and involved in buying and selling property.  You are the most dedicated agent I have ever met.  Thanks again for your great help.

    - FY
  • Woodside Park is one of the most appealing neighbourhoods in N. London and Chiddingfold is probably one of the most desirable streets.  Our house was on Chiddingfold so there was every reason why it should have sold quickly and at a good price.  However, it did not sell quickly because initially we didn’t have the right estate agent.  The reason we chose the wrong one is because he set a very high price for our property.  Our mistake was in confusing a high price with the right price.  It didn’t take long before we realised our mistake.  Weeks went by without visits from potential buyers.  That told us that we were not at the right price.  As soon as we were able, we switched to the right firm “REAL ESTATES” headed by the right estate agent.

    - JG
  • Stephen knew what the right prices were for properties in Woodside Park and Chiddingfold.  Very quickly we had many visits by potential buyers and soon we had two offers on the property.  But our difficulties were not finished.  It turns out that the deed listed at the registry office showed that there was an outstanding mortgage on the property.  This was an error as there was not outstanding mortgage.  However, only the bank listed on the deed could remove this and until it was removed, no sale was possible.  This was a problem our lawyer would need to get corrected.  It was not something that the estate agent would solve.  However, Stephen made supreme efforts with the lawyer and the bank to insure that this would be settled.  Thanks to his efforts, it was finally corrected.  I have no doubts that it would have dragged on for weeks if he had not pushed everyone to get it corrected.  Most estate agents would not have gone beyond their normal sphere of activity.  This firm takes a serious interest in all the properties they represent.  That is why we can definitely state that this company is the absolute right one if you want to sell in the Woodside Park/Totteridge area.

    - MLB