Secondary schooling is available within walking distance at Northampton School for Boys (Co-ed in the sixth form). For Primary Schooling Abington, Bridgewater Drive and the Pavilion Pre School are all within walking distance. Independent schooling is available at Wellingborough School complete with a bus service and Northampton High School in Hardingstone for girls.
Communication links are excellent via the A43 and A45, leading to the M1 for access south to Milton Keynes and London. There are frequent, high speed trains running from Wellingborough and Northampton to St Pancras and Euston respectively, reaching London in approximately 50 minutes.
Northampton is fortunate to be represented nationally at rugby, football and cricket. Local recreational facilities include Rugby at the Old Northamptonians, Casuals and Old Scouts. A tennis club, Northampton Rowing and Boat Club are located nearby.
Abington Park is renowned as the 'Jewel in Northampton's Crown' and is sited within the Medieval village of Abington. It boasts historic buildings, museum, lakes, avaries, childrens play areas, trees and grassy open spaces and is a short walk away from the development.
Shopping is available at Weston Favell, Riverside and the recently opened Rushden Lakes. Northampton Town Centre, Market Harborough and Milton Keynes all boast an excellent range of national retail outlets and many family run specialist shops, bars and eating establishments. Local shops for every day essentials are within walking distance in nearby Abington Vale.