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Luton is a commuters alternative for those living in London due to its close proximity to the capital, but offering a greener and slower pace of life. Located in Bedfordshire, Luton has a selection of fantastic schools, local amenities, and a thriving town centre, all which make it a popular place to live.
Britannia Movers carries moves in Luton and throughout Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire, as well as to destinations further afield.
Moving to Luton
Luton may be located in the South East of England, but house prices are much lower compared to its neighbours. If you are looking to buy in Luton, look to have a minimum budget of £60,000 for a one bedroom flat, and £100,00 for two bedrooms. Traditional two-up two-down terraces can be purchased from £200,000. Three bed family semis are upwards of £290,000, rising to £350,00 for a detached property of the same size. Four-bed detached homes are nearer £400,000.
If renting would suit you better in Luton, flats hover around £800 pcm. Small terraced homes with two bedrooms are upwards of £1300 pcm and three bed semis start at £1500 but easily escalate over £1800 pcm dependent upon condition of the property and location. Detached houses with three bedrooms are available for £18000 pcm, rising to over £2000 pcm for four bedrooms.
Schools in Luton
Parents of those aged 11 and under are spoilt for choice when it comes to schools in Luton. However, there are some standout schools that are extremely popular. St Joseph’s Catholic Junior is ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features, as is Norton Road Primary. However, in the eyes of Ofsted Hillborough Junior and Foxdell Junior come out on top, receiving ‘outstanding’ across all inspection criteria.
In terms of secondary schools, the majority are ‘good’, but Denbigh High and Challney High School for Boys are ‘outstanding’.
Shopping in Luton
Particularly loved on Sundays is Luton’s The Mall shopping centre, with stores such as Footlocker, JD Sports and Primark and some great restaurants and coffee shops for a much earnt rest.
Bury Park is just a mile away from Luton and is becoming exceedingly popular. It is a shopping destination championed for its market, which is home to fashion retailers, and food stalls.
For those who fancy popping out of Luton, the Malting Shopping Centre in St Albans is just a 20-minute drive away, or 10-minute train journey and has a number of loved fashion and jewellery brands.
Transport Links Luton
Luton’s traffic can be a nightmare during rush hour, with many who work in or around the town opting to take one of the many buses that serve the town and residential areas which benefit from using the dedicated bus lanes which bypass the majority of traffic. However, there are also a number of services travelling to local and regional areas.
Luton has three railway stations; Luton, Luton Airport Parkway, and Leagrave. All of the stations sit on the same line which connects with nearby Dunstable, Welwyn Garden City, and Chiltern Green. There are also regular trains into London from each of the stations.
Frequent business flyers living in the town will benefit from having Luton Airport on their doorstep. There are numerous flights per day to various domestic and European destinations.