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A thriving local neighbourhood offering all the essentials for modern living
Baldock has a myriad of local amenities including a butchers, bakery, supermarket, doctors surgery, Post Office, library and Community Centre. The town is also home to an array of specialist outlets including an art gallery and antique and home furnishing shop. The town has a popular outdoor market held every Wednesday in the High Street and a Farmers' Market takes place on the second Saturday of every month.
If you are looking for a bite to eat, the town has an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and eateries, in fact there are more than 20 places to eat proposing a variety of cuisines from Chinese to Greek and Italian to Thai. The town's array of pubs offer a range of food from light bar snacks to three course dinners. The Old White Horse Pub is just opposite Imperial Place and provides locally produced craft beers and artisan pizza amongst other delights.
A few minute's walk from the town centre takes you out of Baldock into the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside where there are many interesting villages and hamlets, green open spaces and winding footpaths to explore. Just to the north of the town is Ivel Springs, a 37 acre nature reserve providing a diverse area for wildlife including woodland, wetland and pasture. The Springs also mark the beginning of Kingfisher Way, a nature trail along the River Ivel. On the southern edge of the town, on the slopes above Baldock, lies Weston Hills Nature Reserve; popular with walkers, it is home to rare chalk grassland with beech and ash woodland.
For those who enjoy sport, the town's Knights Templar Sports Centre provides a state-of-the-art fitness suite, dance studio and a modern 4-court sports hall whilst the North Herts Leisure Centre offers a pool, sauna, squash courts and multipurpose sports hall.
There are a fantastic selection of schools and nurseries, many within easy walking distance of Imperial Place. The nearest primary school is Hartsfield Junior Mixed and Infant School and the wellregarded Knights Templar School is also close by; just a 10-minute walk from the development. For further education there is a sixth form college at Knights Templar School or North Hertfordshire College is in neighbouring Letchworth.