Living in Northamptonshire

There's more to a career than just the working conditions, that's why we want to show you what Northamptonshire has to offer as a place.

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, 1 hour 30 minutes 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.

​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 £226,982, lower than all of our neighbours. *April 2018 Land Registry UK House Price Index

​Area ​Average House Price*
Northamptonshire  £226,982
​National £243,639
​Warwickshire £245,679
​Milton Keynes £273,310
Cambridgeshire £292,405
Rutland ​£290,676
Central Bedfordshire ​£309,271
​Oxfordshire £356,355
Buckinghamshire ​​£399,544
  • One Angel Square

    One Angel Square

    Northamptonshire County Council's new head office.

A surprising amount of attractions

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.

See what else Northamptonshire has to offer
  • Burghley House

    Burghley House

    Just one of the many attractions to visit.