Houlton itself is a great development. We currently rent with Crest and are purchasing with Morris as we prefer the build style and location. Since moving here, there have been some changes for the worst, with modular homes being built towards the front which are not in keeping with the other builders and stand out. We love visiting the tuning fork, the school is ideally located and our eldest is fortunate to have received a place in the secondary school ready for opening. Any new build estate has challenges and sometimes it gets muddy, but they do try to keep on top of it. We have had little to do with the property management side as tenants we don’t do so however have signed up to the guidelines for our new home. There are some challenges and teething problems but ultimately most get resolved. The gardens are a challenge whichever builder as the land is full of clay so our garden becomes water logged throughout winter. Overall, we are so proud to live in an amazing new area and can’t wait to spend a long time here with our family.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Having rented on Houlton for 2 years, relocating 120 miles, we have now purchased our home here to be built late summer 2021. We were attracted to It immediately. We needed somewhere central as we both work in supply chain, we needed a primary school for immediate use with future need of a secondary and the primary school, St Gabriel’s is brilliant. We have huge open spaces along with cycling and walking paths. Transport links to London and other major cities are really good but to get from here to Rugby can be challenging as we still don’t have a bus route. Our road is great, neighbours lovely with minimal noise. Bin collections are alternate weeks and a great bin cleaning service follows! The challenge is the local park whilst for for Houlton, attracted lots of non residents during lock down. This was tough as we were trying to obey the rules of only walking to parks but with others driving left us without a park to use with the children as it was far too busy. The positive is this shows people love our area
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
How lovely everybody is locally and how friendly they are.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
We haven’t raised any issues with them due to renting