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Kettering is a traditional East Midlands market town with all the amenities you would expect. From leisure opportunities, to supermarkets and schools, Kettering is also where the Bedfordshire plains beings, ideal for those who love to get outside. Due to its proximity to the A14 (which gives access to the M1, M6 and A1) Kettering has become a major county hub for those who want a quieter life but work in nearby cities.
If you are moving to or from Kettering, or any of the surrounding areas, get in touch with family-run removals firm Britannia Pink & Jones. Having been offering removals throughout Northamptonshire for over 130 years the team are perfectly located for moves throughout the Midlands.
Properties Available in Kettering
Around the town centre and railway station residents-to-be can find a number of traditional and Edwardian terraced homes. Some have been adapted into flats, whereas some remain as full homes. There is also a selection of modern flat developments, popular with professionals.
New build homes developments continue to help Kettering flourish as more people move to the area. They provide the usual blend of homes ranging from one bedroom starter properties up to five bedroom prestigious homes. Properties in these developments are sought after as they are considered to be trouble free with good access to amenities and schooling.
If you seek country or period homes, head to the picturesque villages just on the outskirts of Kettering.
Shopping in Kettering
If you are worried about where you would conduct your weekly shop, Kettering is home to Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl and Sainsbury’s. Kettering also has two retail parks offering brands such as Dunelm, Sports Direct, Halfords, Next, Wickes and Argos.
The town centre is a great shopping experience as the majority is pedestrianised. There are a great range of favourite high street retailers such as TopShop, Boots and Marks and Spencer. Many of these are located in the Newlands Centre.
Outside of the shopping centre, the streets are a mix of coffee shops and restaurants mixed with boutiques and independent retailers. There is also a traditional market.
Transport Links Kettering
Kettering railway station comprises of four platforms set around a beautiful Victorian station building. It opened in May 1857 and originally only had one platform with trains to London St Pancras. Today, this service still runs every half an hour, and is joined by trains to Nottingham (via Leicester or Corby), Lincoln, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby and Leicester.
The A14 and A43 cut through the centre of Kettering, allowing for access to the M1, M6 and A1. Locations such as Northampton, Peterborough and Leicester are easily accessible by car. Both Cambridge and Birmingham can be accessed too, just expect to spend just over an hour in the car.