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If you are moving to Harlow, here are some of the things that you can expect to find in this commuter town, which has a history that can be traced back to the Iron Age.
Despite the fact that it was established as a 'new' London overspill town after the Second World War, Harlow has a long history. Its roots were revealed during excavations in the 1970s which showed a Roman place of worship was constructed in the very place where an Iron Age temple once stood.
The Essex town, which borders Hertfordshire and has a population of more than 80,000, is now a popular place to live because it is easily accessible to London by car or train. It is just a 30 mile car drive to London and is on a mainline train route from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street. It is also within easy reach of many international destinations via Stansted Airport.
Attractions in Harlow
One unique feature about Harlow is that it has more than 100 sculptures to discover in and around the town, including works by famous names such as Henry Moore. This is all thanks to the Harlow Arts Trust, established more than 60 years ago, which continues to grow the collection. You can obtain a sculpture trail to see all of Harlow's works of art by internationally renowned and local artists. Other attractions include the museum, set within a 16th century building, which reveals the history of Harlow. And, if you enjoy theatre, the Playhouse in the town centre has an ongoing programme of events from drama to music, comedy and dance.
Economy in Harlow
Among some of the major employers are Raytheon, a major American defence contractor, GlaxoSmithKline, a multinational vaccine and pharmaceutical company, and the communications and technology firm Nortel. The leading golf store Online Golf also has a presence in the town. Other big employers are the NHS hospital and Harlow College, which offers sixth form and higher education.
Education in Harlow
If you are moving house to Harlow with children, the town has a mix of schools and colleges including six state funded secondary schools, the newest being Passmores Academy which opened in 2011. St Nicholas School is a private school for boys and girls aged 3 – 16 years and has some excellent facilities including sports grounds, a heated swimming pool, theatre, tennis courts and science and technology areas. For further educational opportunities, the aforementioned Harlow College is situated in the town, and the Memorial University of Newfoundland is an international establishment in Harlow.
Healthcare in Harlow
Harlow has its own hospital, the NHS Princess Alexandra Hospital, which serves the town's population and surrounding area and benefits from a 24 hour accident and emergency unit. You will also find a number of doctors' surgeries, healthcare units and dentist surgeries in and around the town. The 1950's built Nuffield House was the first purpose-built Health Centre in the country.
Shopping in Harlow
Harlow has a number of high street and independent stores and boasts the first pedestrian thoroughfare in the country – Broadwalk; further development in the future is set to include greater retail opportunities. Current shopping centres include the Harvey Centre, which attracts a quarter of a million shoppers a week, and the appealing landscaped Water Gardens. If you enjoy bargain hunting, head to Stone Cross Market, which opens five days a week; as well as selling fresh fruit and vegetables, it also has a popular bric-a-brac market on a Monday.
Parks in Harlow
A third of the town is covered by parks, gardens or open spaces. One of the largest and most popular is centrally based Harlow Town Park, which at 164 acres is one of the largest town parks in the UK. Within the park is a pub, showground, adventure playground and huge skatepark for skateboarding and BMX biking. Various events are held here including an annual fireworks night.