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Corby House Removals
Once referred to as ‘Little Scotland’ due to the number of Scottish steel workers who came to the town, Corby is located in the northeast of Northamptonshire. Many assume that Corby is a declining steel town, but this is not the case. Corby has undergone huge regeneration; new houses doubling the population, a new academy, a new shopping centre, a new arts centre, a whole new town centre, and a new sports centre. Everything has been given a great amount of attention but, the house prices are still cheap.
The Pink & Jones office is located just 25 minutes away from Corby, in Wellingborough. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Moving to Corby
There are a lot of 50’s and 60’s properties in Corby but the majority are new-builds. If you have your heart set on something a little quirkier, head to the outskirts of the town and feast your eyes on honey-stone cottages.
Both the rental and buying property sectors in Corby are buoyant. There is a luxury development of 27 apartments in Corby (complete with swimming pool) and a one-bedroom flat will cost £525 pcm. Other than Corby Lodge, there is little in the way of flats in Corby other than two-bedrooms, which are upwards of £550 pcm. Small two-bed terraces start at £595 pcm and rise to £650 pcm for three beds. Traditional three-bed semis are available for a minimum of £695 pcm, and lovely four-bed detached family homes start at £950 pcm.
There are a number of flats for sale in Corby, starting at £51,000 for a studio, £60,000 for a one-bed, and £75,000 for two-beds. Quaint two-bed terraces are ideal for first-time buyers and start at £99,000, and over £110,000 for three beds. Semi-detached family properties are available for a minimum of £135,000. Four-bed detached homes vary between £135,000 to £495,000 dependent on location and finish of the property.
Schools in Corby
As Corby has grown since the decline of the steelworks in the 1980’s, the schools in the area have received great investment and are very strong. St Brendan’s Catholic Primary is ‘excellent’ and Studfall Junior is ‘good’ according to Ofsted.
Brooke Weston is one of the best secondary schools in the county and is ‘outstandingly successful’.
Tresham College of Further and Higher Education has three campuses across Northamptonshire, in Wellingborough, Kettering, and Corby. The modern campus in Corby is state of the art an is home to a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops. A number of vocational courses are available at the campus including hairdressing, construction, sport, engineering, business, catering, and public services.
Transport Links Corby
Corby has a number of A roads running around it, as well as the M1 in the west and A1 (M) in the east. A drive to Northampton will take commuters 39 minutes in good traffic, whereas nearby Kettering is just 15 minutes.
Corby train station only has one platform, and one train per hour seven days per week. Corby to Kettering is a quick 9-minute train journey and London St Pancras International is a direct service taking 1 hour 10 minutes. Due to the limited services from Corby train station many catch the train or shuttle bus to Kettering to benefit from greater train links.