Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Kingsthorpe in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why move to Kingsthorpe?
Kingsthorpe is an attractive suburb to the north of Northampton town centre and is an ideal location for first time buyers, families, investors and commuters. Situated approximately 71 miles North of London, 51 miles of Birmingham and 21 miles from Milton Keynes Kingsthorpe is an ideal central base to call home. Formally a county village, Kingsthorpe became a part of Northampton Town Borough in 1900. The green and many original houses still remain and the St John the Baptist Church at the centre has origins back to the 11th Century. The area influenced the English Civil War and was effected by the Battle of Naseby in 1645. It has an eclectic mix of property and array of local amenities ideal for all.
The local market
As an established area of Northampton, Kingsthorpe is an increasingly popular area to live. As the University of Northampton has recently moved from Kingsthorpe Park Campus to Northampton Town Centre, Kingsthorpe has welcomed more first time buyers and families than ever before. Within Kingsthorpe, Kingsthorpe Village, Obelisk Rise, Spring Park and Whitehills prove to be a desirable location with high demand for families wanting to access Whitehills Primary school rated as outstanding as well as Guilsborough Academy rated as good by ofsted.
Kingsthorpe is ideally located to allow excellent and easy access to Motorways, Trains, and Airports. Kingsthorpe is approximately 5 miles from the M1 Junction 15 and 16 connecting Northampton and London. The suburb's amenities are centred on the main A508 and A5199 roads that link central Northampton with Market Harborough and Leicester respectively. For commuters looking to travel by trainline you have the options of Northampton, Long Buckby and Wellingborough railway stations. International airports at London Luton, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham International and east midlands are within a 2 hour drive.
Major expansions of housing stock have been recorded in Northampton, Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough during recent years which in turn has stimulated development and the upgrading of local infrastructure. Style and type of property cover most options ranging from large family homes to shared ownership accommodation suitable for first time buyers.
Most of the surrounding Towns and villages have a vast array of period properties. These tend to be centrally located and start from workers cottages from the local country estates and shoe trade to the much grander homes of the owners which tend to flank the main roads. Many of the housing developments are now well established and having been looked and maintained retain their appeal.
History and sport
Northampton itself is famed for its rich history within the boot and shoe industry. The industry is still very much associated with the town with top brands such as Edward Green, Church's, Barkers, Trickers, Crockett and Jones and Jeffery West all remaining local. The popular film and musical 'Kinky Boots' is based on a true story from one of the many shoe factories in the Town. Kingsthorpe was once a rural village and is now a suburb to the northwest of Northampton town centre since being absorbed in the 1900s and the remainder in 1931. Still to this day the village retains a lot of its original character away from the high street to which is now formally called Kingsthorpe Village.
Kingsthorpe hosts a lot of Keen golfers, saints and cobbler fans. The town is home to premiership rugby union team Northampton Saints, who play at Franklins Gardens in the St James area. "The Saints" had their greatest moment when they won the Heineken Cup in 2000 at Twickenham, beating Munster 9–8. Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, known in Limited Over Cricket as "The Steelbacks", is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure and their stadium is located in the heart of Abington.
Kingsthorpe Golf club is an 18 hole course and provides a challenging yet fair test of golf, synonymous with the design skills associated with the legendary Harry Colt.
Restaurants and shopping
Kingsthorpe is ideally located just to the north of the lively Northampton town Centre and is easily commutable by car, bus, on foot or utilising one of the electric scooters found throughout the area. Northampton's market square is one of Britains largest and dates back to 1235. Northampton town centre hosts an array of restaurants and bars such as the smoke pit, turtle bay and nandos.
On the Harborough Road going straight through Kingsthorpe is several Grocery stores including, Waitrose, Asda and Aldi as well as multiple award winning eat-in and take away restaurants accompanied by major brands such as Costa and Subway.
Kingsthorpe is also well know for being an extremely social area and the abundence of local pubs, parks and fantastic dog walking areas are paramount to the residents. The Brampton Valley is an ever popular walk and is a 14 mile rail trail linking Northampton to Market Harborough.