Living in Corby
If you are looking for a new home in Corby, you will be pleased to hear that it is a growing and lively town with which has seen some significant changes and improvements over recent years.
Now, due to forward thinking and great ambition, Corby is forging its place as a leading community, not just in Northamptonshire but also in the wider Midlands making it an ideal place to buy a new home. Named as the manufacturing hub of the UK in 2013, Corby offers significant employment opportunities and is home to international brand names such as Avon, Joules and Weetabix.
House prices in Corby*
The average house value in Corby is £172,033. Terraced properties sell for a current average price of £131,384 and semi-detached properties for £153,922. In the past year property prices in Corby have increased 1.94 per cent.
*Housing market statistics taken from Zoopla in June 2017
Things to do and see in Corby
As part of Corby’s growth plans several major town centre developments have been completed or are under construction. These include the Corby East Midlands International Pool, the Corby Cube, Willow Place shopping mall and the Savoy Cinema. For nature lovers there is Top Lodge Woodlands, Deene Park, Kirby Hall, Corby Boating Lake and East Carlton Country Park to explore nearby.
Transport links in Corby
Situated in the heart of England, Corby has excellent road links via the A14 to the M1, M6 and A1 and a direct passenger rail service to London. The transport links make Corby an attractive place for commuters to set up a new home.
Education in Corby
As you would expect in a growing town, the choice of schools is large and varied to accommodate families buying a new home as well as existing residents. The town supports a large number of nursery and primary schools and is home to several academies, a technical college and a centre of learning for business
A brief history of Corby
Corby was a small village until the 1930s. This all changed with the opening of the steelworks for which Corby was famous until its closure in the 1980s. The diverse culture brought together by the steelworks remains and Corby’s Celtic ties are still in evidence despite the changes to the local economy.
(Sources for the banner images from left to right, Rachelnoti, Richard Croft.)