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Why families are moving home to Potters Bar

Whether you are first time buyers looking for your first family home, or you are looking to upsize as your family continues to grow, our home removals experts have compiled a list of reasons why families are choosing to move house to Potters Bar.

Potters Bar is a small town just north of London. It dates back to the 13th Century and although Potters Bar has perhaps stayed in the shadow of St. Albans for far too long, nowadays it has become a popular destination for young families moving home who are seeking an affordable, comfortable and safe place to live.


Near to London

Its close proximity to London might be the number one reason why families are moving to Potters Bar. There is a National Rail train station with regular services into Central London. King’s Cross station is only a 30 minutes train ride away and with easy connection to the underground and other overground railway services it gives you access to the entire city and all of the wonderful things that London has to offer.

Moving to Potters Bar also gives you easy access to the M25 and the A1(M) with connections to North London or going North to Stevenage, Peterborough and further afield.


Close to nature

One of the perks of moving house to an area outside London is that it gives you access to green spaces. Living in Potters Bar allows for many opportunities to enjoy nature by visiting the many local parks in the area. To the south in Enfield, there is Trent Country Park with horse riding facilities as well as opportunities to challenge yourself at the Go Ape Centre.

East of Potters Bar you can find Great Northaw Wood. The Great Wood and the adjacent Well Wood together comprise one of the county’s most extensive areas of ancient Hornbeam dominated woodland. There are many trails to be explored and deer, badgers, squirrels as well as many species of birds can be spotted here.

In Potters Bar itself Oakmere park can be found, with local waterfowl to admire and two playgrounds for the children.



Families often move house because of educational opportunities for their children. Potters Bar is no exception and many young families move into the area for its excellent school choices. Potters Bar has many good primary schools that are desirable for young families.

Secondary schools in Potters Bar are also sought after. The ever so popular Dame Alice Owen school for example is situated here and every year places are reserved for children of local residents.


Places to eat and visit

If you enjoy going out, moving house to Potters Bar might be just for you. It has a lot to offer to families who like a bustling atmosphere. The Whyllots Theatre and cinema puts on theatre shows and holds regular film evenings. At the Furzefield Centre you can get fit, go for a swim or just meet up with other families while the children play in the soft play area.

And when you get peckish there are many local restaurants that offer good quality food, from the Tamarind Indian restaurant, the Relish Real Burger place to the Oakmere Tea and Dining Room and many more. There is something for everyone.


Let Stork Removals Help You Move

If you are hoping to move home to Potters Bar, allow Stork Removals to take care of it. As a reputable family-run removals company offering home removals in North London, Hertfordshire and beyond, we are dedicated to making sure your family’s move runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.


To book your Potters Bar home removals company, give us a call on 0208 366 6644, send an email to or leave us a message using our contact form. We will happily answer any questions or queries you may have about moving house in North London and surrounding areas.