Living in The Midlands
The Midlands sit at the heart of England and are home to some of the country’s most influential towns and cities. Among them are Nottingham, Derby and Burton on Trent – three locations with strong identities, and great prospects for the future.
The Midlands offer homeowners plenty to enjoy, from their close connections with major towns and cities to the sublime surrounding countryside. Each area has its own unique identity. These days, it’s a hive for start-up businesses, which have helped the local economy go from strength to strength.
Take Nottingham – a city steeped in history and known worldwide for the legend of Robin Hood. That’s why there are more and more new build homes in Nottingham cropping up, to offer potential homeowners the chance to make this location somewhere they can call home.
Derby is also said to be the most central city in the UK, with easy access to other towns and cities, while Burton’s brewing industry has placed it firmly on the map.
New build homes in Nottingham
There are plenty of wonderful new build houses for sale in Nottingham and the surrounding areas of the Midlands. Each area boasts its own charming culture and brings a marvellous mix of the city and the countryside to the table.
Nottingham is great for academia, with two major universities taking centre stage: The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent, alongside various colleges and business schools dotted across the city.
This makes educational opportunities accessible for those with children, who are looking to venture into further studies. Equally, many people move to this area to take advantage of these facilities and explore the brilliant courses and local offerings.
Buying a new build home in Nottingham
There’s good news if you are considering buying a new home in Nottingham, as property prices have been rising steadily over recent years. Rightmove figures show that between 2014 and 2016, the cost of a new home in Nottingham has risen 15%, while in Derby and Burton on Trent, the increases stood at 12% and 14%, respectively.
Nottingham has a population of 337,100 people, and the rise in popularity over the years means a need for more new builds. Nottingham offers some fantastic places to live, from remote towns to bustling suburbs. It’s known for many reasons, including being the birthplace of Sir Paul Smith and musician Jake Bugg.
If you want to live close to Nottingham city centre, the quiet suburb of Bilborough is a perfect pick. This well-connected area is home to our Embrace collection of new build homes, and it makes a charming pick for anyone looking for a new home in Nottingham. It’s just 20 minutes from the M1, but with easy access to a local high street, and surrounded by country parks like Wollaton Hall, famous for its picturesque deer park.
Where to live near Nottingham
Chesterfield is a charming market town, tucked away in a picturesque part of Derbyshire. Known as the “Heart of Industrial England”, residents adore the community feel of this area. Not to mention, there’s plenty of local ‘know-how’ and an impressive collection of historical sites which make settling down here simply incredible. Alongside obvious easy links to Nottingham, many cities surround this blissful area, including the likes of Sheffield, which is only nine miles away.
Burton upon Trent is another picturesque market town, located in Staffordshire. Homeowners love living here because of its friendly neighbourly appeal. This spot provides easy access to other areas in Nottinghamshire, which is ideal for those looking to work out of town. It has its own train station, taking commuters to Nottingham in around 45 minutes.
Plus, major cities like Birmingham are only 25 miles away, so leisurely weekends and varied day trips are always an option for those looking to live there.