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Harpenden

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Harpenden
Administration
District:St Albans
County:Hertfordshire
Region:East of England
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Hertfordshire
Traditional County:Hertfordshire
Postal County:Hertfordshire

Template:GBdot Harpenden is a town in City and District of St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Its population is approximately 27,600 (2001 Census).

Harpenden is on a fast rail link to central London King's Cross Thameslink. Some of the trains stop at 'all stations' on the route, others stop at St Albans before continuing non-stop to London. From London, the trains continue south to Brighton or Wimbledon and Sutton. The rail link gives direct access to London Luton Airport (one stop north) and London Gatwick Airport (approx 1hr 40m) (Note: in late 2004/early 2005 the Gatwick link is broken while work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and its St Pancras terminal is completed).

In common with much of South East England, Harpenden is an area of high property costs. Land Registry data indicates average house prices in St Albans District at 318.695 in the 3rd quarter of 2004, against a south east average of 227,991. Reliable data does not exist at the town level.

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