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Top 3 Tips For Moving To Northampton

Northampton is famous for many things including shoe manufacturing, surprisingly witchcraft (!) and a great proximity to the M1 – quite a mix! With sandstone villages in it’s proximity, this gem of a city is popular with commuters (due to the great rail link to London) and those working in and around the Midlands. Here we provide you with some key tips on moving to Northampton:

Tip 1 – Make Sure You Check Out The Schools

school sign

Whether you’re looking for independent or state schools, it’s important to check out just what is available. We’ll take a look at the best schools in and around Northampton, along with Ofsted ratings and an age guide to make your search simple!

Bosworth Independent College
Newton Building, St Georges Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JA
Ages: 13-19
Fees: £26,985 (£150 registration fee)

Northampton School for Boys
Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
Ages: 11-18
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)

Wootton Park School
Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, NN4 0JA
Ages 4 – 19
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)

The Parade Day Nursery ltd
Parade Day Nursery, 401 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN1 4EY
Ofsted Rating Outstanding (2022)

Fairfields School
Trinity Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JN
Ages: 3-11
Ofsted Rating Outstanding (2014)

So, as you can see, there are plenty of very well-rated schools for all ages, institutions and special needs.

Tip 2 – Discover whether house prices fall into your budget

semi-detached houses in northampton

It’s exciting to move to a new place, but it’s important to make sure you can realistically afford the type of housing you are either used to or require. There are massive regional differences, so it’s important to check out a sample of listings to get an idea of the price bracket for your target home.

Average Northampton house prices are £288,283 last year (according to Rightmove). The average house price last month for the UK was £359,137 (according to Rightmove). That means Northampton is cheaper than the national average by 19.72%. Let’s take a look at some properties that are available on the market right now:

  • £95,000 for a one-bedroom apartment with secure parking
  • £180,000 for a two-bedroom terrace house, with an enclosed rear garden
  • £200,000 for a three-bedroom period terrace in a central location
  • £315,000 for a four-bedroom period terrace with three reception rooms
  • £1,750,000 for a four-bedroom family home with paddock, garages, stables and 3 acres of land

Tip 3 – Find out how accessible it is to get out and about

There are lots of things to do in Northampton and a myriad of travel options. It always pays to check out how easy it is to get around the city and visit the local area. It’s also important to find out distances further afield for extended family, trips further afield and maybe even a jaunt to the seaside!

Northampton is conveniently situated next to the M1 with three junctions (15, 15a and 16) and a major motorway service station. It is also equipped with an excellent and newly refurbished train station providing fast trains to London. We’ll take a look at some popular destinations and the time it takes to get there via different modes of transport:

Northampton to London: Car – 1 hr 36 min (68.0 mi) via M1, Train – 50 minutes from Northampton Train Station to Euston

Northampton to Birmingham: Car – 1 hr 5 min (54.6 mi) via M1 and M6. Train – 55 minutes from Northampton Train Station to Birmingham New Street

Trip to Skegness: 2 hr 23 min (96.0 mi) via A16

Trip to The Cotswolds: 1 hr 18 min (54.8 mi) via B4455

Trip to the Peak District: 1 hr 32 min (84.7 mi) via M1

Nearest Airport: Northampton to Luton Airport is 45 min (39.2 mi) via M1

Hopefully, we have helped answer some of the key questions you might have been looking for when considering a move to Northampton. If you’re now tempted to ‘get a move on’, why not give our experienced Northampton removals team a try?

We have completed many jobs, both big and small, across The Midlands. We’re fully insured and have the knowledge and project management experience to ensure your home removals are on time and on budget. All your goods will be insured whilst in transit and we can provide packing services, dismantling/reassembly and even temporary secure storage for any issues or delays you may experience during your move.

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