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Why Northampton Should be a Consideration in your Pool of Places to Live

By May 18, 2023 June 12th, 2023 No Comments

Nestled in the East Midlands, Northampton can be overlooked as a location to live. But that’s not because it doesn’t have anything to offer. It’s just smaller and less well-known than other cities. In this guide, we’re listing some of the reasons why you should add Northampton to your pool of places to consider living.

A good place to start a business

In recent years, Northampton has been heralded as one of the best places to start a business. It even overtook cities such as Peterborough in this ranking – an impressive statistic.

Affordable property prices

Thanks to an influx of businesses setting up shop in the town, this is helping to increase the population of the town and boost the economy. Some estate agents cite increased demand for houses in the area as a good reason to invest in property. For now, prices are still relatively affordable compared to other areas of England.

Great transport links

The city has fantastic transportation links. Sure, a lot of larger towns and cities claim to be well connected these days. However, Northampton can boast of being within easy reach of the M1, which connects the town with London and cities in the north, including Leicester. Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

If you prefer to commute and travel by train, you may be pleased to know that there are regular journeys between London Euston, Birmingham and Crewe (which can take you on to Manchester and Liverpool).

You’ll also have easy access to more local destinations with public transport, including Peterborough and Milton Keynes.

Historical significance

If you don’t know much about Northampton, you may be surprised to know that it was the site of a major Battle during the War of the Roses. Known as the Battle of Northampton, the historical landmark is situated in the Delapre district of the town.

As for its industry, the town was famous for its shoemaking. Museums such as Northampton Museum and Abington Park, are great places to visit to learn more about the town’s eclectic history which dates back to the Roman period.

More to offer than you might think

Northampton might not have city status, but it still has plenty of amenities and opportunities. It has a contemporary university situated along the riverside that offers a number of higher education courses. There are also plenty of green spaces in and around the town, including Sywell Country Park, which features a butterfly garden and meadows.

Have we convinced you to move?

With Northampton being a town, it is not as popular as other locations, but still has plenty to offer. It’s considered a safe place to live and provides a quieter home that’s ideal for commuters or anyone looking to get a job with one of the new-found businesses in the area.

If you’re interested in investing in property or buying a home in the area, Agentis have a team of mortgage brokers near Northampton that are happy to get your search underway. We’re Whole of Market brokers meaning we aren’t restricted to a handful of lenders.

David Mortell

David Mortell

David is Ce(MAP) and Ce(RER) qualified and has 14 years’ experience delivering top-rated mortgage and financial advice.In 2014, David took the plunge and started Agentis Financial & Mortgage Solutions with award-winning mortgage broker, Christine Long. Agentis has now become the brokerage of choice in and around Peterborough. David is also a director at our sister company, Agentis Wealth.