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Kettering is a market town in Northamptonshire situated around 80 miles from London. Due to the fast intercity rail links to the capital, it has a growing commuter population.
Property in Kettering is mainly modern new-build, which is constantly expanding to meet the demands of the growing market, but you will also find flats, terraces and conversions, all at below national average prices.
The economy is built on the boot and shoe industry, and the town was home to many famous footwear manufacturers such as Willis and Timpsons, Dolcis, Freeman and Hardy. Today, it comprises mainly service and distribution industries due to its central location and good transport links.
There is something for everyone in Kettering. Boughton House, otherwise known as England's Versailles, is open to the public and boasts a spectacular garden, man-made canals, a lily lake and much more.
Kettering's Heritage Quarter is where you'll find the Manor House Museum and the Alfred East Gallery, perfect for culture vultures. A refurbishment project has transformed the town centre to add leisure facilities, water features, public art and sculptures to the heart of the town.
The A14 links Kettering with the M1, M6 and A45 motorways. There is an excellent inter-city rail network, perfect for commuters, and the area is just two hours' drive from five large airports - Heathrow, Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham and Stansted.
Kettering is a quiet town with excellent facilities and proximity to a wider network of towns in the east of England. Ideal for commuters to London and for air travellers, it is a fine place to enjoy a good quality of life.
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