Northampton is one of the fastest growing towns in the UK and is located in the heart of England with excellent rail links, junctions 15, 15a & 16 on the M1 motorway and links to the M6 and A14.
Once the shoe making capital, today it is the largest town in England. The centre of Northampton is the market square which dates back to 1235; there are still 260 stalls open most days. Located off the square is the Grosvenor Centre with an array of typical high street shops including Boots and Marks & Spencer, numerous cafes and bars. There are two theatres which stage regular shows with top artistes appearing as part of their national tour.
Property in Northampton varies from Victorian terraced houses located close to the original core of the town to more modern houses on the outskirts. Victorian terraced homes offer two, three, four and five bedrooms and often boast many character features. Abington, located east of the town centre, boasts many fine houses and is located close to all amenities. The Mounts, which predominantly offers smaller Victorian homes, is well priced and is located for easy walking to the town centre. There are now many loft style apartments converted from the original shoe factories offering modern style living. To the north of Abington is Kingsley or ‘Poets Corner’ due to the obvious naming of the streets Chaucer, Byron etc. These are predominantly two and three bedroom homes. Other traditional areas are St. James, Semilong and Far Cotton.
As Northampton grew, it engulfed smaller villages which offer period property in their centres and modern housing on their fringes. To the north is Duston and Kingsthorpe, to the east is Weston Favell, and to the west are Hunsbury and Wootton; a new estate now sits on the fringe of Wootton at Grange Park.
At Whites we will help you to find the right house for you. All our staff are familiar with the areas and will be happy to give advice.