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Living And Working In Northampton

February 14, 2022
Joanna Clare

Northampton, in the county of Northamptonshire is a town which is situated in the East Midlands. It is one of the largest towns in England ( but does not yet have city status) with an approximate population of 228,000 residents and is fifty miles squared. Northamptonshire itself is often described as the Rose of the Shires because of the areas of simple, rural charm.

The River Nene flows through some of Northampton and is popular with boaters. It is a hundred miles long and is the eighth longest river in the UK.

In the past, Northampton was famed for leather goods and footwear which was further helped by the beginning of the railways and the Grand Union Canal. Several of the finest shoemakers are still enjoying a good trade with skills having been passed through the generations.

Northampton’s dynamism is shown in several major industries such as finance, advanced manufacturing and logistics. These are recognised as greatly productive and research has shown that aside from London, Northampton is the best place to start up a successful business and several well established and major companies have their headquarters based in Northampton.

Northampton is a little under seventy miles from London and is easily accessed by either of the three junctions of the M1 and with regular and major rail connections, this allows the journey  to become quick and effortless. The nearest airports are Birmingham, East Midlands and Luton.

Ideally placed in the heart of England, Northampton provides an interesting variety of attractions and the surrounding areas offer such delights as Northampton Castle, scenic parks, magnificent stately homes and gardens, stunning churches with magnificent architectures, museums and galleries, quaint market towns and beautiful old villages where time seems to slow down.

Northampton is a market town and its marketplace is one of the oldest in Britain, dating from medieval times and there are many high street shops, cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes.

The University of Northampton is proud to initiate positive changes and has won many awards~one of the latest being named one of the world's top 30 Higher Education Institutions for tackling inequality in the`2021 Times Higher Impact Rankings.

Similar to other places within the UK, Northampton has also seen a rise in property prices and has increased in popularity but the good news is that the average price for a home here is around £275,000. There is an impressive assortment of properties available with older style homes tending to be situated away from the town centre.

Looking for a Career in Northampton? We are hosting a careers fair at Park Inn by Radisson on Friday 1st April & Friday 2nd September, between the times of 10am-2pm. Ours event are completely free for jobseekers and are a great way to meet hiring companies around the city. Find out more here!

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