Great Places to Live Near Major Airports

Any peice that champions certain twons or cities will come up against some opposition, and for this reason I’m clarifying my disclaimer right now that this is all based on my opinion, one man’s rubbish tip will be another man’s palace so please respect my views and comment accordingly. Living near an airport has many advantages, not least being able to reach the terminal building quickly, easily and cheaply for travel or work purposes. It is highly likely that your town will be a more vibrant affluent and lively place if you live near an airport, here are a few places I have lived that are in close proximity to a major airport.



A new town Located in the shadows of Gatwick airport, Crawley is a large town which is constnatly expanding. Many residents work at the airport in airport parking or Gatwick airport hotels. Crawley is a town on the up and with great transport links to London and the coast.



Harlow is just a stone’s throw from Stanstead airport and like Crawley, is a new town built after WW2 to house the UKs growing population and ease congestion in London. Located in Essex on the M11 North-East of London. Despite being so close to the Urban Sprawl, Harlow is well know for its abundance of green spaces.



Located on the outskirts of greater Manchester, Altrincham houses a modest population and is located very close to Manchester Airport Hotels, a major source of employment for the locals. A short drive from Manchester city centre and the Old Trafford stadium, Altrincham is the perfect small town to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.


There you have it, three small towns that would make a great home if you are looking to relocate near to an airport. Choose wisely!

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