Best Places to live in Northampton

Not sure which town or village to move to near Northampton? Then check out the list of best places to live below...

Northampton is one of the largest towns in the UK. It offers a lot of what a city can offer, but still remains a very strong community. Northampton has recently had money invested in its housing and transport, including a £20million investement into the train station.

Despite this investment and ongoing improvements the housing in the area is still very affordable and this is great news for the town as it attracts first time buyers and commuters into the area.

With great parks and open spaces for children to play, and a new cultural area which features museums, art galleries, theaters, bars, restaurants and plenty of shops there are plenty of things to keep you busy here. It’s also extremely accessible with London and Birmingham both within an hour's travel time, which is great for days out and extra work opportunities. 


Wellingborough is 11 miles outside of Northampton with plenty of shops offering everything you will need. With 3 parks nearby you will always have the option of going for walks and accessible space for kids to play in. Close by there is also a wide selection of good primary and secondary schools. If you are wanting to live outside of London but still need an easy commute into the capital thenWellingborough should be one the first options on your list. It was voted the most affordable town within an hour of London and it is a great option for those looking to raise a family.

Average house prices in the area are approximately £196,956

Market Harborough

The market town of Market Harborough has a rich heritage. The town has an abundance of delightful independent shops mixed with high street stores that offer your all the essential amenities required for modern living, as well as delightful restaurants, cafes, Foxton locks and Avalanche activities all on the doorstep as well. At just over 35 mins outside of Northampton itself, it is also very accessible for those needing to get into Northampton.

Average house prices here are £301,929


Moulton is set in scenic countryside surroundings but with the added benefit of being close to the centre of Northampton which offers everything you might not find in the village itself. The village does offer the essential amenities though including local shops, a pharmacy and post office. With events through the year, there is also plenty to look forward to and many opportunities to get involved in the community.

Average house prices are around £261,885

Have a look at some of the homes near Northampton below.