Living in Northamptonshire

We know that if you’re considering working here, there’s more to consider than just the job. There are lots of reasons why you’ll love Northamptonshire.

Commutability

Northamptonshire is situated in the South East of England, in the middle of excellent transport links.

We’re an hour from London, Oxford, Birmingham, Leicester, Peterborough, and Cambridge.

  • Road: 3 M1 Junctions, M40, A43, A14
  • Rail: Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Long Buckby
  • Air: Less than an hour to Luton, East Midlands, 1h30 to Heathrow

Commutable counties include Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire.

Northamptonshire’s main towns are Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Daventry, Towcester, Brackley, Wellingborough, Thrapston, and Oundle.

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​Affordability

You get more for your money in Northamptonshire than almost anywhere else around us. Prices here are dramatically less than the home counties, with a similar commuting time to the capital.

The average house price is £207,391, lower than all of our neighbours. *December 2016 Land Registry UK House Price Index

​Area ​Average House Price*
Northamptonshire  £207,391
​Leicestershire £208,312
​National £219,544
​Warwickshire £235,694
​Milton Keynes £248,122
Cambridgeshire £277,359
Central Bedfordshire ​£293,956
​Rutland  ​£299,387
​Oxfordshire £353,834
Buckinghamshire ​​£402,984
  • 1 Angel Square

    1 Angel Square

    1 Angel Square - Northamptonshire County Council's new HQ.

​​Rural and Urban

Our county is steeped in history and home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Stately homes, historic villages and a network of working canals contribute to Northamptonshire’s renowned heritage while our market towns bring a more vibrant flavour.

We are one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and have responded with ambitious town centre developments including striking regeneration schemes, innovative business support services, new build housing developments, and forward thinking infrastructure and education strategies.

  • Harringworth viaduct

    Harringworth viaduct

    The viaduct crosses the river Welland between Northamptonshire, and Rutland.

​​Attractions and things to do

Northamptonshire has more historic country houses than any other county, a thriving arts and culture scene, lots of public green spaces and waterways, and is home to some of the top sporting teams and venues in the country, including Northampton Saints, Northampton Town Football Club, Silverstone Race Circuit, Mercedes Petronas AMG F1 team, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, and Towcester Racecourse.

  • Silverstone

    Silverstone

    Silverstone is the home of the British Grand Prix

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