Corby started out as a small village in the 1930's, growing very quickly in the 1950's with the opening of the Steelworks.
This brought to Corby an influx of migrants looking for work. The inhabitants originate from a mix of cultures the most popular being from Scotland, earning Corby the nickname "Little Scotland". In turn the property market boomed and Corby grew! Since 2001, 6000 new homes were built and in 2014 households had risen to 27,689.
In recent years Corby has undergone regeneration with the Town Centre undergoing redevelopment, now known as Willow Place, bringing with it the opening of well know retail chains making it a popular destination for shoppers locally and further afield. Further new amenities and local attractions include the opening of Corby East Midland International pool, the Savoy cinema and Rockingham Speedway.
Corby is still undergoing refurbishment with the added benefit of Corby Train Station and new property developments being built such as Priors hall and existing developments being extended. This extension is allowing more homes for the diverse community now setting up home in Corby as well as existing local residents extending their generations.