The article, in the Times’ Bricks and Mortar section, used Hatfield and other towns to highlight the benefits of quick commuting into a variety of cities.

Hatfield was lauded after placing top in Savills’ league of upwardly mobile towns within 19 and 29 minutes’ train journey to London. Favourable property prices, good shopping and the historic old town were listed as the town’s main attractions.

There’s much more beyond that too – including some of the country’s best employment opportunities, first-class education facilities and stunning open countryside.