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What's it like to live in Luton?

What are the local amenities like? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Feb 16 2008, General in Luton | Report content

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  • I wouldn't advise it. I lived there for 15 years and it has changed for the worse. I moved to Hertfordshire and have not looked back. The schools are some of the worst in the county in Luton, there is a major drug problem in many areas. Crime is higher there than other towns in Beds. ( I was burgled 3 times in 2 years) There are many closed businesses and people don't seem to want to invest in the town. My advice, look elsewhere!!!

    Answered on Sep 4 2009, Report content
  • Hi, I've been living in Luton for 19 years. I personally think it's a nice town. Of course there are bad area's, you get that in every town, you have the good area's. Overall it's good. I did move to Harpenden, but ended up moving back to Luton.

    Answered on Sep 6 2009, Report content
  • I think Luton is a good town. I've lived here for 20 years and I've seen a lot of improvements to the town. Are you thinking of moving to Luton?

    Answered on Nov 17 2009, Report content
  • Hi, my husband and I have moved to Luton in 2008 and havent regretted it. As the others have already stated there are shady areas which you should avoid but then again I think all towns would have such places. People are nice and still say thank you to the bus driver before getting off. Stockwood park is lovely and it's just one of many greeneries. We now have a 1 yr old baby and we're hoping to get her into a good Catholic school just some minutes walk from our house. I think it's a pity a lot of people are putting Luton down but I think it's a very nice place to live in and raise a family - convenient too as there are fast direct trains to London. Good luck with your move :)

    Answered on Aug 17 2010, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 1 2013, Report content
  • Luton's a large town, really a city, so it has a diverse selection of neighbourhoods. It really is a nice place to live, with areas such as Wigmore, Leagrave, Stopsley, Bramingham, Bushmead being very good for families. There are a number of very expensive areas such as Old Bedford Road or Ludlow Avenue where prices are £1m plus. The town centre is undergoing a lot of regeneration with new infrastructure under construction - train/bus station, new motorway connections (Junction 10 upgraded and Junction 11a in the North of the town). Some excellent schools, parks etc a very good restaurant scene with a high standard of independent restaurants along with many of the usual chains. There is a thriving arts and music scene that is seeing new venues open up recently - centred on the Bute Street/Guildfords street area where many old hat factories are being put to new uses.

    Answered on Aug 10 2015, Report content
  • Luton's a great place to live, lots going on, good transport links. Town centre is undergoing a huge redevelopment which is developing new bars, restaurants, live music scene etc. The cheaper bits of town are still affordable on normal incomes although the good areas are increasingly expensive. Leagrave, Limbury, Bramingham, Barton Hills, Wigmore all nice areas decent schools, parks etc

    Answered on Aug 13 2015, Report content

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