‘It’s really no wonder that Nottingham is widely regarded as one of Britain’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The compact city centre, just a short bus or bike ride from the University, combines heritage and history with contemporary culture...’ Guardian.co.uk
Right in the heart of England, Nottingham is a vibrant and versatile city, rich with heritage and culture, embracing creativity and originality. Nottingham has a long history shrouded in drama, mystery and myth. From the world-famous outlaw Robin Hood to literary giants Lord Byron and DH Lawrence, the city has a legendary heritage.
Home to around 750,000 people and the East Midlands’ premier commercial, retail, financial and business centre, Nottingham plays a distinctive role in the UK’s national and regional economic growth. The city is rapidly developing and benefiting from major infrastructure and regeneration projects, in which the University is playing a vital part. It is also part of the UK’s Core Cities Group, those cities that have been identi ed by the Government as one of the powerhouses of the economy.
There is plenty to see and do in Nottingham, including shopping in one of the UK’s best cities for retail, soaking up some of the best arts and culture around, making the most of the thriving nightlife, and enjoying easy access to beautiful open spaces.
As a popular residential area Nottingham offers a range of property types from stylish city centre apartments in Nottingham’s old lace mills, to period houses and flats in The Park, to well established suburban settings such as Wollaton which is particularly popular thanks to its proximity to the University. Good transport links make it easy to commute from nearby villages and market towns including Melbourne, Bakewell and Ashbourne in Derbyshire, and Southwell in Nottinghamshire. House prices in the city are below the national average but climbing quickly, up 50 per cent in 2014, with average prices ranging from £110K for a terraced property to £235K for a detached home.
The city offers a good choice of schools and excellent recreational facilities. Sought-after state schools include the Minster School, Southwell, and many of the schools throughout the Rushcliffe borough. Nottingham Girls’ High School and Nottingham High School for Boys are highly regarded independent day schools.