Living Near Luton Airport

Luton is situated within the home counties, 30 miles from the centre of London.
It’s a modern, cosmopolitan town situated just off the M1 and close to the M25 with great transport links. 185,000 people live, work and study in the area.

The airport at Luton was opened way back in 1938 and was thought of as London’s northern terminal. It was used extensively during the war as an airbase and went on to establish itself as Britain’s most profitable airport during the 1970s after the package holiday business took off.

The subsequent development of Luton Airport has had a positive effect on the economy of the area with much related employment being made available with flight and travel companies and of course at the airport site itself. The airport is currently the UK’s fifth busiest airport and employs several thousand people.

With Luton Airport now playing a major part in the region’s economy, constant developments are inevitable to help the airport grow further and cope with the growing number of passengers travelling through each year – now nearly 10 million a year.

Expanding the airport further is sure to have positive effects on the local economy and increase local employment opportunities but some may feel negatively towards the effect a busier airport may have on such factors as environment, traffic to the area and the price of property.

If you live near Luton airport or are considering a move to the area you can keep an accurate eye on the property market with Our Property house prices. As well as checking exact sale prices you can check property price statistics in the surrounding area by simply clicking on the post code area you are interested in below:

Living Near the Airport
Location Post Code Area
Hatfield AL10
St Albans AL3
St Albans AL4
Harpenden AL5
Welwyn AL6
Welwyn Garden City AL8
Hemel Hempstead HP1
Hemel Hempstead HP2
Berkhamsted HP4
Luton LU1
Luton LU2
Luton LU3
Luton LU4
Dunstable LU5
Dunstable LU6
Bedford MK45
Hitchin SG4
Hitchin SG5
Letchworth Garden City SG6

If you would like to find out more about possible expansion at Luton airport; pressure groups or discussing the effects of airport development then the following links may be of interest to you:

Luton and District Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise