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Kettering is an ideal location for professionals who need to consider a convenient commute to work as part of family life. This Northamptonshire town is in a key position in the East Midlands, on the main routes between Birmingham and Cambridge, Northampton and Peterborough, Leicester and Bedford.

It’s got a growing community of London commuters, as St Pancras is only an hour away by train. Kettering has a well-grounded balance of business and industry, retail and residential, work and leisure, as the background for a fabulous new home.

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Living in Kettering

Travel and transport

The main routes serving this area are the A14 and the A43. The A14 is the direct link to the M1 and M6 just north of Rugby. The A43 connects Northampton with Stamford. Trains from Kettering station get you to London St Pancras in an hour.

Centrebus is the local bus service, with routes across the town, and Stagecoach Midlands services link Milton Keynes, Northampton, Wellingborough and Market Harborough. There are five airports within a 2-hour drive of Kettering; Heathrow, Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham and Stansted.

Local information

Kettering offers a full range of shopping, sport, leisure, healthcare options. There are independent shops, cafés and restaurants in the historic Cultural Quarter, and the Newlands Shopping Centre and High Street give you a mix of high street shops and department stores. There’s a market on Fridays and Saturdays, held in the pedestrianised area of the High Street. The Kettering Retail Park is on the southern edge of the town. 

Wicksteed Park is a great favourite with local people as well as visitors to the town. It combines a water meadow nature reserve, a play area and a theme park. You can have a tranquil walk and a picnic or you can embrace the thrill of the rides and attractions.

Local schools

In addition to a good range of primary schools, Kettering has a choice of four secondary schools; Bishop Stopford School, Kettering Science Academy, Kettering Buccleuch Academy and Southfield School for Girls. Latimer Arts College is nearby in the village of Barton Seagrove. Tresham College of Further Education has one of its three campuses in the town.