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Northampton House Removals
Northampton is the thriving county town of Northamptonshire and dates back to the Saxon period. Sadly, a lot of the medieval architecture of Northampton was lost in a great fire in 1675 so, today, the majority of period buildings are Georgian. Due to Northampton being the central hub of the shoe industry of times gone by, some of the town’s architecture is made up of converted warehouses, factories, and traditional workers cottages.
Northampton has moved on extensively from just being a place to manufacture shoes. The town is now home to major companies such as Nationwide, Carlsberg, and Avon amongst others. The University of Northampton opened in 1999, and there is a large hospital which was founded in 1744. Due to all of the growth and expansion over the years, Northampton has great amenities and facilities for its residents.
Moving to Northampton
Due to Northampton’s growth over time, many have been attracted to the area due to its up-and-coming status and affordable house prices. Most young families or couples looking for their first home can purchase for as little as £125,000 or, there are many part buy part let schemes available on a number of first homes. The range of properties in Northampton is vast, and those looking for a traditional three-bed semi should have a budget of £200,000, boosted to £250,000 for a four bed detached.
The rental sector in Northampton is also buoyant, and one-bed flats start at £450 pcm. Small two bed homes, particularly terraces, are available for £600 pcm, and three-bed family homes from £750 pcm. Large family detached homes start at £1000 pcm.
The Pink & Jones office is located just 20 minutes away from Northampton, in Wellingborough. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Shopping in Northampton
As Northampton has expanded, so have the shopping facilities, and the majority of the town centre is pedestrianised. Market Square is an open air area, whereas the majority of high-street brands can be found in the covered Peacock Place and Grosvenor Centre. There are also a number of independent stores and a range of restaurants and cafes.
Northampton is also home to a number of retail parks with superstores including Toys R Us, B&Q, Currys, and DFS.
Kingsthorpe is an area in the north of Northampton that is also a popular shopping destination, as well as being an ideal place to do the weekly shop, with a large Waitrose and Asda. In the east is Weston Favell Shopping Centre which, along with high-street brands, has a huge 24 hour Tesco.
Transport Links Northampton
Northampton is located just a stone’s throw away from the M1, allowing for exceptional access to London and Sheffield. The M1 connects to other major road networks, allowing those who choose to take to the tarmac an easy task when accessing some of the UK’s cities and towns.
Northampton is considered a great commuter town for those who work in London, with regular direct services to London Euston taking as little as 56 minutes. Services also run to Birmingham New Street (1 hour 1 minute), Birmingham International (48 minutes), Rugby (21 minutes) and Milton Keynes Central (16 minutes).