|Homes sold in the last 12 months||394||925||861||1366|
|Average house prices||£111,532||£165,210||£272,629||£142,167|
Northampton in the East Midlands is a favourite location for UK businesses and organisations, as it is ideally situated between London (67 miles) and Birmingham (58 miles). And while it could not be described as a handy location in which to live for London commuters, it certainly has a lot to offer.
New home seekers looking to buy property in Northampton (Northamptonshire's largest market town) can choose from smart flats for singles, luxury apartments for newly-weds, attractive semis and detached houses for families, and - if money is no obstacle - palatial mansions.
Northampton is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The town is near junctions 15, 15a and 16 of the M1 London to North Yorkshire motorway. Trains from Northampton Railway Station to London run regularly. Airports serving the town are at Birmingham, East Midlands and Luton.
The town can offer you a choice of shopping options, including high street big name stores, covered arcades, shopping villages, markets, farmers' markets, retail parks, and large shopping centres (The Grosvenor Shopping Centre has department stores, individual shops, and plenty of places to eat and drink).
Whether you seek a quick coffee with a friend, a romantic candlelit dinner for two, a hearty family meal, pub grub (many local village pubs are centuries old!), or simply fast food to enjoy while you discover Northampton's many attractions and sites, you'll find an eatery to suit your preference and budget.
Although the town has a history of boot and shoe manufacturing, more recently it is engineering and financial services that have taken over as modern key industries.
Finally, types of houses for sale in Northampton, and in the nearby towns and villages of Towcester, Wellingborough, Daventry and Kettering, can include impressive stone period country homes.
It is well worth viewing some of these properties before making a final decision, as they are not as pricey as one might assume.
Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry
This material was last updated on 01 September 2014.
It covers the period from 03 January 1995
to 31 July 2014.
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