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Northampton in General
Member Name: chloek07
Northampton in General
Advantages: Good travel, Quite big for a town, I feel very welcoming and worth a visit
Disadvantages: Could have some improvements made,
Northampton Classic Northampton well I have lived here all my life and to be very honest I have always loved it ok its not the greatest place on earth I have to admit but people are very friendly. I have found compared to some other areas, and has some nice surroundings. I for one love a country stroll around sywell Country Park located in Northampton with my dogs, which is also an aerodrome so if flying is your thing Northampton could be your place to visit. Also some of the exterior of Northampton is nice, the housing and brickwork I find is better than places such as Corby, Northampton is also closely linked to London so you can soon have some entertainment As Northampton is often seen to be quite, Well I don't think it is maybe that because I don't go out to the clubs, although there are quite a few located in the town centre.
Northampton also has a town centre which has a small market and a good range of shops; I would say it's quite big and up build with some tradition building and even a theatre, museum and art gallery all on your door step, with two cinemas Chinese, Indians restaurants all only a walk away. Also if you like the football you can go and watch Northampton town play at there local football ground located at six fields. And also Northampton saints rugby team which I heard are pretty good.
And in nearby Towcester in Northampton they have a racing ground which I have visited a couple of times some famous horse riders often visit, Is also has a lovely building and is often free to enter but it can attract massive queues so you will need to be early, and some advice don't visit in winter as it is FFFFrrreeeezzzeeinnnggg. Also just out of Northampton there is Rockingham race way which is great for seeing crashes and fast car racing and they often put on an air show so well worth the visit!
The area I live around we have never had any trouble even know it is situated in-between council estates, It also has a park and woods only a couple of meters away from my house which lets face it there's not many places where you can get both a park and woods on your doorstep, perfect for walking your dogs and for children to play, With a skate park and football court only a small walk away, also Northampton town run a football club to help the younger generations get involved in the community.
Also Northampton not only has quite a range of shops at the town centre but Weston favell which is quite a well known shopping centre for all the shops you may need Tesco etc, Parking is also free which is a bonus compared to some places, however parking at the town does cost.
Also a lot of local shops and post offices which you only ever a short walk from, and there is also a mix of schools in the area. Also Northampton is one of the biggest towns in Europe and ever growing it has even tried to become a city population of over 190,000, billing aquedome is also easy to visit and hosts a fair during the summer months you can also go camping and caravanning if your into that and jet ski's, also a fair is held at the race course I don't know the cost of rides now but it used to be just 50p, and Abington park which has a variety of events on and a fantastic play area for the little children. Pubs are widely located in Northampton and often have great offers on so eating out is always in budget.
I know there are negatives of Northampton but I think there are to all areas such as bad areas, There are also successful schools such as Northampton school for boys who are one of the top performing schools, and just resiantly the new doctor who was from Northampton boys school.
It's also a multi ethnic place to live, with a mixture of cultures and variety and religion. It also hosts a balloon fair every year although I have to admit the balloons have got worse and they now charge, but it can still make for a great day out
Northampton is near junctions 15, 15a and 16 of the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway. Is is easily accessed and close to Milton Keynes, Birmingham and oxford. It has a railway station so it is easily accessible by all means of transportation. Although the bus station has seen better says as it was on the tv demolition program as one of the worst buildings.
This could also be a good place to study as Northampton university is on the up and has become much bigger and better than ever, Also quite a nice place to study. As my brother currently studies computing at the university he said that the course is pretty good and would recommend it.
I feel improvements could be made to Northampton as the market which has also been associated with Northampton has became ever smaller, I feel this is a down point and is drawing Northampton away from tradition, Also I feel some areas could be improved and maybe a new bus station would brighten up the area! I don't think Northampton people have a strange accent; this may be due to me living here all my life.
I would recommend Northampton for as an area for growing and producing a family. Also would recommend visiting Northampton as a day out maybe in the summer months, Northampton also started the show industry and played a big part in the products, I think that why the football team is named the cobblers, Also I would recommend the walks in Northampton and unspoilt countryside, great for a day out, I'm sure if you visit Northampton you won't be bored and the shopping a lone could entertain you with a number of shopping places, Weston favell, town centre, riverside.
Riverside is great and just located up from billing it has a number of places to shop like currys and comet etc.
Summary: If you have time and want somewhere to go Northampton could be the place