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Northampton

One of the largest towns in the UK, and an increasingly attractive location for London commuters, Northampton boasts an ancient history dating from the Bronze Age. 

Today, this impressive historical-landmark location is a large university town with a vibrant and modern atmosphere that features leisure facilities, shopping centres and popular attractions in abundance. 

It’s no wonder that it's a popular place to buy a new home.

 

The benefits of a new build in Northampton

With a new-build home, you save time and money due to higher energy efficiency, less costly repairs and increased chance of a faster no-chain purchase. 

Giving you more freedom to explore all Northamptonshire has to offer. 

Our locations in Northamptonshire

Living in Northampton

A commuter’s paradise

Well-placed, Northampton boasts excellent motorway transport links, including the A45, A43 and A14. The town is also positioned near some of the M1’s key junctions, meaning easy road connections to Coventry, Leicester, Peterborough and beyond.

Northampton train station is on the West Coast mainline, and is served by West Midlands Trains that can take you into London and Birmingham in just over an hour. 

Bus travel is also a popular choice with locals, as the North Gate bus station offers a variety of services to Wellingborough, Daventry, Towcester and beyond. And for air travel, you have a choice of three major airports: Luton Airport, Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport – all approximately an hour’s drive away.

Awe-inspiring architecture

All from the comfort of a new home, Northampton has so much to explore.   

Famous for its history and situated on the River Nene, the iconic Northampton Lighthouse towers over the town – other stunning architecture examples include a 9th century castle, 12th century church and a breath-taking cathedral.

Another key landmark, the market square is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in Britain. Dating from 1235, the square is still active today, hosting a rich assortment of markets, events and stalls to suit all tastes.

Education, culture and entertainment

Host to Northampton University, and with over 60 schools in its catchment area (including award-winning state and independent schools) the town is perfect for those looking for high-quality education provision.

For days out, you can explore the wide range of museums, cinemas, art galleries and entertainment venues – particularly in Northampton’s Cultural Quarter - a true haven for art, music and literature fans. The town centre and surrounding area also offers a wealth of high street and independent shops, along with a number of restaurants, bars and cafes. 

Ideal if you want to live in a place that loves sport, the town includes Billing Aquadrome, Nene Whitewater Centre and the Benham Sports Arena, more than a few golf clubs, a tennis centre and a skate park. Host to the Premiership rugby team, the Northampton Saints, just a few miles south of the town, you can also find the iconic British Grand Prix Silverstone race track.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

To explore more locations near Northampton, browse our other Northamptonshire new housing developments below, including Weldon, Towcester and more…