Northamptonshire is a dynamic place to live and work. In recent years thousands of new homes, jobs and opportunities have been created, with some of Britain's top companies drawn to the area by its enviable location, around an hour from London.

The growth is set to continue, with Northamptonshire being one of only a few nationally designated growth areas under the Government's Sustainable Communities Plan. This means the county will receive major, long-term investment over the next 30 years, creating 167,000 new homes and 141,000 new jobs.

The county is at the heart of the UK's motorsports corridor and boasts two of the world's most famous international race tracks. Silverstone is home of the Formula One British Grand Prix, while Rockingham hosts the British Touring Car Championship. Together they have attracted technical experts from all over the world, creating a focal point for innovative, high-performance engineering.

A high quality of life adds to the community's sense of prosperity and optimism.

Why not…
  • visit historic Rockingham Castle and Althorp house, family home and final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • enjoy picturesque thatch and stone cottages, village greens and traditional pubs, stately homes and meandering canals
  • take a trip down memory lane at Northampton's Central Museum or Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
  • enjoy a top West End theatre production or maybe some stand up comedy or grand opera at one of Northampton's two highly acclaimed theatres
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