Anyone live in Wellingborough or know about Wellingborough ?

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Miltonglade Sun 20-Dec-20 20:11:45

We are thinking of moving to Wellingborough - currently live in Milton Keynes but would get more house for our money by moving on a little bit. We are looking at 10 mins from the town with good schools etc. We know that there is extensive development going on but we would be looking at the area around the town that is already full of housing

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Sparrow91 Sun 20-Dec-20 20:22:06

Would you be looking to commute back to MK at all?

If so, I’d say look at Northampton - Hardingstone/Wooton area is really lovely and great connections back to MK.

Personally I don’t love Wellingborough but it’s been a few years since I’ve been around there so it might’ve changed.

TeaLibrary Sun 20-Dec-20 20:34:53

Rural villages outside Wellingborough are nice

SelfIcellation Sun 20-Dec-20 20:36:05

Not Wellingborough or Northampton. Head to the Northants countryside, much nicer.

Miltonglade Sun 20-Dec-20 20:47:45

Can i ask why not Wellingborough please?

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MalingeringMary Sun 20-Dec-20 20:51:43

Lived there until earlier this year (moved for work). Wilby Way Estate is nice, as is the Gleneagles area. The town is no better or worse than anywhere else around there. Not t a huge amount of shops, but 5 minutes from Rushden Lakes. Northampton is a total shit hole these days, full of pound shops and little else.

Yes, the villages are nicer, but bloody expensive compared to Wellingborough itself.

TeaLibrary Sun 20-Dec-20 20:54:54

Some very nice little villages dotted around outside Wellingborough. Burton Latimer.
, Finedon, Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers, the Addingtons are all nice.


MNova Mon 19-Jul-21 12:49:57

We moved to Wellingborough from London this year and I can only say good things. I don't miss London one bit. I think there is an increasing London population here. Taking into account the easy commute I suppose. You have beautiful country parks in less than 10 min drive in every direction, huge playgrounds, friendly people and clean air. It's much more diverse than I expected, we were pleasantly surprised.

Saxo367 Mon 04-Oct-21 06:23:38

@ MNova I am looking to move soon but have heard lots of negatives about Wellingborough. Please tell me is it really worth it? Or should I be looking elsewhere. I have been looking at the new development there.

PeakyPaula Mon 04-Oct-21 06:36:07

The town centre isn’t great anymore but where is. Good shopping at rushden lakes, lovely country park and villages with pubs.
Can you join the local Facebook pages? It’s a good way to gauge if there’s much trouble and if what sort?

Mayra1367 Mon 04-Oct-21 06:40:37

Agree with others , have a look at surrounding villages.

FreeBritnee Mon 04-Oct-21 06:43:34

It’s quite run down.

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