What Makes Northampton A Great Place To Live?
6th August 2020

We’ve been serving the people of Northampton and surrounding areas for over 25 years now, and during that time we’ve really come to appreciate just how great Northampton is to work and live in. 

Whether you’re here for university, thinking about starting a family, starting a new job, or just here for a good time, there’s plenty that Northampton has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of them here today.


Northampton has a massive range of amenities and leisure facilities


There’s a whole lot going on here in Northampton. The town-centre has everything you expect (and more), such a bustling high-street, a modern shopping centre, cheap parking across the town, a cinema, dozens of bars, cafes and restaurants both franchised and independent, gyms, salons, and much, much more. Whatever you want or need, Northampton is sure to have it.

Of course, not everybody is interested in high-street shopping or eating out. Museums might be more your thing, or you may prefer a trip to the theatre on the weekends. If you swing towards the cultural side of things, then we’re pleased to tell you that Northampton and the surrounding areas have many surprises waiting for you. Northamptonshire has a long and rich history of heritage and culture just begging to be explored.


Northampton is a central location with great links


One of the best things about being slap-bang in the middle of the country is the fact you’ve got fairly easy access to virtually anything you want. There are train stations in Northampton, Wellingborough and Long Buckby, with links to London, Leicester, Nottingham, Leeds, and many other places. 

Furthermore, the bus station has solid links with surrounding areas, so if you don’t drive you can easily take the bus into the countryside or to Milton Keynes for some retail therapy. If you can drive, the country really is your oyster. 

You’ve got beautiful historic towns like Oxford and Cambridge, both about an hour away. If you fancy a trip to the beach, drive for a couple of hours and visit the famous Skegness. The heart of the cotswolds isn’t so far in the car, which has a vast array of gorgeous views, incredible walks and quaint villages to discover. 


Northamptonshire has beautiful rural landscapes


Another great thing about living in Northampton is that you’ve got the best of both worlds. As we’ve discussed already, Northampton is a great urban environment with tonnes going on, but you don’t have to go far for the environment to completely transform.

There’s so much rural space to enjoy throughout the county. There’s hundreds of walking and cycling routes, sleepy villages, flowing rivers and forgotten woodlands. Some of our favourite countryside locations are Stanwick Lakes and Sywell Country Park, which both offer a nice change of pace from urban life and boast a wealth of rural scenery.


Jackson Grundy

We’re passionate about Northampton here at Jackson Grundy, and that’s why it’s our mission to help residents find their perfect property in the area. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, we can support you with sound, honest advice from experts on the local area, and help you make the transition into your new home as straightforward as possible.

We have branches all over the area, so if you’d like to get in touch with us, simply head to our contact page and find the most relevant branch for you. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to discuss the area with you in more detail, and if you’re looking to move, we’ll get the ball rolling as soon as possible!