About Nottingham

The city of Nottingham is nestled in the East Midlands, providing access to both the North and South via great motorway links as well as four different airports within easy reach. As a gateway to the famous Sherwood Forest and Peak District, this conveniently located city is fantastic for families who enjoy frequent travel or for those who regularly commute on the M1.

Recognised across the globe as the legendary home of fiction’s most notorious outlaw, Robin Hood, this city boasts a rich history with a dynamic culture and significant literary connections. Nottingham is also a destination celebrated for its industrial heritage as its past is deeply connected with coal mining, notable inventions and fabric making.

Whilst Nottingham has a very small city boundary, with a population of just 306,000, the wider Nottingham Urban Area is home to over 733,000 residents, making it the 9th largest urban area in the UK. With two universities (welcoming more than 10,000 international students every year) this unique Midlands metropolis is fantastic for the young and cosmopolitan crowd, whilst also being home to wonderful suburbs for families and older age groups.

If you’re looking for stylish new builds, Nottingham is a great place to start your search. There are always new homes for sale in Nottingham and the wider area, and Keepmoat developments ensure that you are located within a safe and secure community.

Keepmoat Homes in the Midlands

Chase Farm, Gedling

Chase Farm, Gedling

Arnold Lane, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 4HF

2-5 bedroom homes

Prices from £138,995

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Foxlow Fields, Buxton

Foxlow Fields, Buxton

Ashbourne Road, , Buxton, SK17 9LE

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Gynsill Gate, Anstey

Gynsill Gate, Anstey

Gynsill Lane, Anstey, Leicestershire , LE7 7AH

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Things to do

With so much to see and do, Nottingham is one of Britain’s top destinations. Not only is it a fantastic place for visitors, but residents can embrace the best of local life. Other than discovering Robin Hood’s home at the nearby Sherwood Forest Country Park and its many waymarked trails and nature walks, the city itself has much to offer its people.

Spend a day at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, a striking 17th Century Ducal Mansion built on the original royal fortress site which was demolished in the Middle Ages. You could wander the historic streets of The Lace Market area and soak up the sights of the oldest part of the city. Alternatively, you could explore the many museums and attractions, such as Nottingham Industrial Museum, the Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham Natural History Museum, the Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, and Green's Windmill and Science Centre. The ornate and beautiful Wollaton Hall – an Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park – is also not to be missed, and makes a top spot for weekend outings.

Nottingham is also renowned for being a sporting haven. It has two football clubs (Notts County and Nottingham Forest) found on either side of the River Trent, forming the two most closely located clubs in the UK (geographically speaking). Nottingham is also home to Nottingham R.F.C, Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team, and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

To cap it off, nightlife is something to shout about for Nottingham locals, who enjoy a diverse food and drink culture with venues that appeal to all ages.

Transportation

Nottingham City Transport is proud to deliver accessible bus services, having received significant driver training and investment into buses to ensure that travel is easy for everyone. This includes access for wheelchair users, mobility scooters, pushchairs, blind and partially sighted customers, and the elderly. There are regular buses running daily on more than 15 main service lines, taking residents across the city centre and into the wider Nottingham area. It also boasts a night bus service with real-time live bus tracking and CCTV, and free student buses hopping from campus to campus.

To travel outside of the city, Nottingham Train Station is a superb transport hub that has regular trains to and from London, as well as many other UK towns.

In addition to the closest airport – East Midlands Airport – being only 30 minutes away, you will also be able to get to Birmingham International Airport, Robin Hood Airport and Manchester Airport in less than two hours. 

Education

The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University offer a wide range of higher education courses. Not only are they both reputable educational institutes in the UK, but the universities provide a great social life and many student-friendly facilities outside of studying.

When it comes to colleges in the city, there is New College Nottingham, St John's College, South Nottingham College, and National CofE Technology College.

Families with children will also be able to choose from a number of primary and secondary schools in different neighbourhoods and suburbs. To find out more about school admissions, be sure to visit the Nottinghamshire Council website.

So, if you’re looking for a place to raise a family with top education and affordable new houses, Nottingham is the perfect location in the heart of England.

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