Northamptonshire For Families

When it comes to considering places to bring up a family, Northamptonshire is well-placed, well-connected, and well-resourced.

It has beautiful rural villages, buzzing market towns, and stunning countryside. At Stacks, we often call it Britain’s best kept ‘secret shire’; and many who move here never move away.

Great schools, easy access to a myriad of activities, and good shopping, all make it pretty special. But then add to that how well supported it is by road and rail links heading north, south, east and west, and you begin to realise just what a gem Northamptonshire is. The essentials of life are top notch, and the bells and whistles simply embellish a wonderful lifestyle of which many dream.

  • Schools in Northamptonshire – The schools available, both privately and within the state system, include some of the best in the country. We have pages dedicated to schools in Northamptonshire, just click here.
  • Outdoor pursuits are actively encouraged – Opportunities to enjoy fishing and horse riding are plentiful. The canal network is superbly maintained and easy to access. And the many reservoirs can provide hours of endless fun on the water, including sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing.
  • Motorsport is part of the fabric of the county – With Silverstone and Rockingham race circuits well ensconced, there are plenty of events to keep the eager fan happy. And the National Motor Museum is within easy reach too.
  • Shopping offers a bit of everything – From enthusiastic farm shops, to local butchers, boutique clusters it has a lot to offer. And of course then there are also the quick routes to larger centres like Milton Keynes, which means Northamptonshire offers everything a discerning shopper could look for.
  • Commuting to London & Birmingham – With a well-serviced rail network into Euston, or Marylebone from Banbury, you’re only 50 minutes away from the capital. And for those travelling north, the stations are well-placed and offer plenty of parking. If you’re more likely to use your car, however, the backbone of Britain’s road network (the M1) passes through the middle of the county, so travel to work outside of Northamptonshire is a piece of cake. Why commute from Northamptonshire?

But we’ve not got to the best bit yet. With the air quality of England’s densely populated cities causing concern to some, the open Northamptonshire landscape really is like a breath of fresh air. The county’s largest town, Northampton, has a population of just over 200,000, so nowhere is ridiculously over-populated. And the well-managed countryside is never far away.

Nestled within the rolling hills are picturesque villages that still have thriving rural communities actively involved in agriculture. In fact, two in particular, Byfield and Yardley Hastings, feature in The Sunday Times’ 101 Best Places to Live List in 2014, and South Northants leapt up to third place in Halifax’s 2014 Quality of Life Survey. How Northamptonshire still manages to maintain that glorious sense of being a secret, we don’t know, but it does and it’s a haven to behold.

According to Northamptonshire Growth Hub, Northampton is now the UK’s top performer for new business creation in the country; narrowly pipping London to the post. Whilst large corporations do have a presence, small businesses thrive in the county and there is a very active business networking scene. For families looking to relocate their business, or start one up, the support available is phenomenal. Learn more here on why Northamptonshire is a great place to start a business.

But all this chatter about how great Northamptonshire is as a county is somewhat meaningless if the properties available aren’t actually that appropriate for a growing family. However, that’s not a concern a prospective family-oriented buyer should have. There’s something for everyone in Northamptonshire. Whether you’re looking for somewhere a bit lively with lots on the immediate doorstep, or something more peaceful in a rural location… Northamptonshire has it. Regardless of which way you’re inclined, though, you can be sure it’s a county that will provide you with superb value for money.

To find out more about what Northants can offer families, have a look at the pages listed below:



If you’d like to discuss your plans, or find out more to understand how Northamptonshire might just be the place for your family to grow and thrive, then give Rachel a call on 07502 406688.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Northamptonshire do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Rachel Johnston to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07502 406688

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