East Midlands

Easy access to London and the national motorway network ensures the economic prosperity of the East Midlands, UK. A dedicated airport also serves to connect this central region to Europe and the world, with key cities Leicester and Nottingham also providing financial stimulus and good value options for housing. The county of Derbyshire includes much of the Peak District National Park, while culinary highlights from this corner of England include Red Leicester and Stilton cheeses. Manufacturing industries form a significant chunk of the local economy, and Rolls Royce recently invested £90 million in a new test facility in Derby.

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Best places to live in East Midlands

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Stanage Edge in Derbyshire, East Midlands

Where is East Midlands?

The East Midlands sits in the centre of England, stretching east to the Lincolnshire coast. Its western border is formed by South and West Derbyshire, Leicester and West Northamptonshire.

East Midlands counties

The counties of the East Midlands are as follows: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (excluding North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

East Midlands cities

The four cities in the East Midlands are Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham. Notable East Midlands towns include Boston, Loughborough, Chesterfield and Kettering.

Lincoln Cathedral in the snow, East Midlands

Derby

A town that played a crucial role in the Industrial Revoution, Derby is still a powerhouse of manufacturing and engineering. The traditional county town of Derbyshire, Derby is home to Rolls Royce – the world’s second-largest producer of aero-engines – as well as Toyota Manufacturing UK. The city has a population of around a quarter of a million people and has been settled since Roman times.

Leicester

Another key industrial centre for the region, Leicester is the county town of Leicestershire. Boasting three universities, a historic Old Town, the thriving St George’s Creative Quarter and a wide variety of diverse neighbourhoods around the city centre, Leicester is a popular option for families and young people living in the East Midlands.

Lincoln

Lincoln is the county town of Lincolnshire and had a population of just under 100,000 people in 2012. For more than 200 years, Lincoln Cathedral was the world’s tallest building, and remains a towering monument to the English Gothic architectural style. The city’s Norman Lincoln Castle is another of the area’s important architectural treasures.

Nottingham University in the East Midlands

Nottingham

Home of Robin Hood, Raleigh bikes and the National Ice Centre, Nottingham is also home to two main universities: Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University. It was named a ‘City of Literature’ by UNESCO in 2015, honouring local luminaries such as D.H. Lawrence and Lord Byron, as well as the city’s thriving literary community.

East Midlands housing

Many people looking for East Midlands Housing are drawn to the region’s major metropolitan centres, or the peripheral towns that provide easy access to their amenities. Many first-time buyers and families in Nottingham are drawn to towns and areas like Beeston and West Bridgford due to their proximity to the city centre and strong local communities.

Popular areas the live in Leicester include Oadby, South Knighton, Syston and Glenfield, while areas in Derby such as Chellaston and Littleover are considered desirable. Property hunters considering a move to Lincoln may want to explore areas such as Waddington, Bassingham and Canwick.

Reviews in East Midlands

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A lIVING HELL !

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Review Date Sep 2022

The good aspect is you can drive away and leave, the local area isn’t so bad, or a lot to offer though.
The Bad aspect is you can’t have windows open as house fills instantly with builders dust as you are quite literally in the heart of a building site. Constant noise from machinery, alarms and their radios. Roads constantly blocked, builders using your drives for parking and dropping cigarette butts and waiste in car ports and sleeping in their cars on your driveway.

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Terribly designed, can’t open bedroom doors if you put a bed in the room of the master suit (the bed only fits in the room one way). Radiators in living room , kitchen and third bedroom in worst place preventing from furniture going in the rooms comfortably. Kitchen dinner is too small for dining suit, kitchen is tiny. Persimmons agreed that the kitchen was unfit for purpose, taken 5 months for them to fit new kitchen and 6 weeks on they’ve still not finished it, the replacement kitchen is terrible. To get anything done, repaired, put right is a fight, they either don’t reply to emails or book people to come without checking when your available first! Been to professional kitchen companies who’ve all advised me the kitchen dimensions are not suitable to put in standard units, so on a new house to put right is a nightmare. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND you to avoid Persimmons. Nothing is simple here, NO-ONE replies to you, they’re complaints process doesn’t even get replied to you. PERSIMMONS! THE COMPANY THAT JUST DO NOT CARE!

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Just how bad the after sales is, no quality in anything. How filthy the house would be when handed over. Prime example I reported a sparking socket in the kitchen 5 weeks ago… still no one has been to look at the hazzard. Oh and paint was on everything, they gave me wipes to clean it off everything myself.

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Takes 7 to 10 days to get replies, if you get a reply at all. Directors, management no one replies. Popped into sales office asking what to do to get someone reply, got a phone call 30 min later demanding I do not go in to sales office again.

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Wonderful Wullcomb

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Review Date Aug 2022

Family & I arrived from Melbourne late May 2022 amazing welcone Manager Karl, Cristina, Abbey, Stef, Johan and team great product, awesome team & fantastic location ☺️☺️☺️

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Impressive design, 5th floor communal area is a great feature, rooms and public areas are well maintained strong property management team any repairs and general maintenance addressed within very short space time

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I wish we knew earlier moved to Leicester beforehand

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Prompt and efficient any issues always been addresswe within a linited amount of time very impressive

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this 5 start review, we are so lucky to have you staying with us!
It is great to hear that you have used our shared communal areas & have enjoyed them – they are lovely & help our residents meet each other.
I am pleased that any small issues you may have had have been resolved quickly & efficiently.
I will pass on your kind comments to the team. If you do need any assistance from the team for any reason – you can find us on the groundfloor or contact us via the tenant portal.
Lastly – thank you for the donuts, they were lovely!

Worse management ever.

Review Date Aug 2022

The environment and the building itself is good and modern, transport is convenient.

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Property management and building management is absolutely unacceptable, security guards are always not at their seats, causing many residents including me having to wait up to 2-3 hours when wanting to collect a parcel, and key fobs may not work at some times, and you would have to wait for them to come back to help you which would possibly take another 2 hours.
On top of that, they charge you causes for “damages” such as needing to paint the walls, and saying they do not find the cutlery draw, etc. Worse management ever.

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They would not clean corridors often, and security guards disappears

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Did not raise much problems throughout my stay, usually they ask to charge for everything when you ask for repair.

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Amazing building

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Review Date Aug 2022

We moved to the UK and made The Wullcomb our home. Karl.B and his team made the process so easy and helped us with nay of our needs. They have a very refreshing and professional attitude. The Wullcomb is by far one of the most beautiful places to stay. Not only for the apartments but for the views which surround the building. Thanks again to Karl.B and his team for making it an amazing experience.

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Amazing design and very modern and very very clean. The top reason why you want to stay somewhere are The Wullcomb is 5 stars for all of them. The building is cleaned daily and has an amazing atmosphere. Nice music in the lobby modern furniture just have to see it to love it.

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I wish I knew earlier about this location

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Anytime there was any issues which was only once the response time was very quick. Withing minutes my issue was resolved .

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We were very happy to have you staying with us & were sorry to see you leave – we wish you all the best with your new life overseas.
We hope that you will come to see us again some day, if we can ever assist you again, please do not hesitate to get in touch!