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Northampton town is nestled on the River Nene and gives its residents ample opportunities to enjoy the peaceful surrounding countryside. There are plenty of woodlands, river walks and lakes in the area making it the perfect place for families and young couples to relax in.
People who visit Northampton are impressed by its incredible heritage, ancient buildings, and cultural activities. Over the last few years, the town has seen many new housing developments which offer home buyers the choice of living in modern properties but in the heart of the historic town centre.
Northampton offers a wide range of properties to choose from. Apart from the new build homes that have properties with 2-5 bedrooms, there are many old stone-built buildings, large farm properties, and luxury mansions.
Northampton is home to one of the oldest market squares in the whole of Britain. There are also a large number of parks and open spaces in the town which give local residents plenty of peace and quiet.
The town has an estimated population of 212,069.
Transport links are one of the major factors that make Northampton a popular place for first-time and new home buyers. Many long-time residents of Northampton love living and working here because they enjoy the perks of living in a smaller town, but are well connected to larger cities.
With quick access to the M1 and situated between Birmingham and London, Northampton is well placed for getting around the country. Northampton is also well served by great rail links with the Midland Main Line and West Coast Main Line which provide great services North or South of the city.
The East Midlands airport, Luton Airport, and Birmingham airport are only about a 1-hour drive, making it very easy to arrange international or domestic flights.
Things to do
If it is exploring historic buildings, enjoying nights out with friends, or having fun at leisure parks, then Northampton has it all.
The town has all the high-street shops that you would expect to find in a modern, contemporary city. Residents of Northampton enjoy shopping in some of the large retail parks on the outskirts of the town, however, there is a wide selection of small, independent shops that give the town a unique charm.
There are also a wide range of entertainment options in the town. For example, the Cultural Quarter of the town is home to the Royal & Derngate theatre complex as well as the Deco – a restored 1930s cinema.
Families in Northampton can enjoy fun days out with the kids at the Billing Aquadrome Leisure Park, with its funfair and marina. The town also boasts 4 large leisure centres for indoor sports, swimming, and skateboarding.
Added to all that, Northampton also has libraries, museums, and galleries, which all add to the cultural heritage.
Employment in Northampton
Although many people choose to buy property and live in Northampton, but then commute to London or Birmingham, Northampton also has a thriving economy. In fact, over the past decades, Northampton has changed from an industrial town to a services town. Some of the town’s main employers are Avon, Barclaycard, Coco-Cola, Panasonic, and Schweppes. It was also the first place where a Carlsberg brewery was opened outside of Denmark.
Schools and Education
Northampton has a rich educational history dating back to the time of Henry III. In fact, for a time, Northampton University rivalled Oxford and Cambridge. Nowadays, the University of Northampton and Northampton College offer a range of higher education courses. 2018 will see the opening of a new campus in the town centre on the banks of the River Nene.
Northampton also boasts top-quality secondary and primary schools that consistently rank high in Ofsted school reports. For the last few years, pupils studying in Northampton’s secondary schools consistently perform better than the UK government’s education targets.
We list a variety of new homes to buy in Northampton, something to suit most types of buyers, including families and young professionals. If you are looking for a new home or apartment in Northampton, browse through the listings above and contact us for any further information.
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