Nottinghamshire

If you’re looking for a new home, Nottinghamshire is the destination to be. From quaint villages and picturesque countryside to vibrant cities and large towns; there’s plenty on offer in this diverse county. In this guide, we’ll take you through what makes Nottinghamshire such a great place to live, work or study – from where it lies in England to some of the best schools in the area – so that you can find your perfect match!

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Best places to live in Nottinghamshire

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Village of Calverton in Nottinghamshire

Where is Nottinghamshire?

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England. It has an area of 2,068 square kilometres and extends into the Pennines. It borders Derbyshire to the west; Lincolnshire to the north; Leicestershire to the east; South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire to the south-east; and Northamptonshire to the south-west.

Areas in Nottinghamshire

There are several areas in Nottinghamshire that are popular with home buyers. These include the city of Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark-on-Trent and Worksop.

Nottingham – Nottingham, the county’s largest town, offers vibrant nightlife as well as some excellent shopping opportunities in The Lace Market and Victoria Centre. It also boasts world-class sports facilities including an ice rink and sports stadium at Trent Bridge.

Newark-on-Trent – the town of Newark is steeped in history with some stunning buildings, including St Mary’s Church which dates back to 1230. This historic town is home to an imposing castle and enjoys excellent transport links to Nottingham and London.

Royce Castle in Nottinghamshire

Mansfield – Mansfield is a bustling market town that offers something for everyone, from independent shops and pubs to a cinema and bowling alley. The town also has several large parks including Clipstone Country Park.

Worksop – located in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside, Worksop is a popular choice for those looking for a rural retreat because it is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet still has plenty of local amenities and attractions.

Universities in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is home to two universities: The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Both are highly respected institutions, with a good reputation for teaching.

The University of Nottingham – located in the city of Nottingham, the University of Nottingham is one of the largest in the UK with over 36,000 students. The university has a strong focus on research and was ranked joint 34th in the world for its research power in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

Nottingham Trent University – located in Nottingham city centre, Nottingham Trent University is one of the country’s largest post-1992 universities with over 37,000 students. Nottingham Trent University offers a range of courses at all levels and has an excellent reputation for teaching excellence.

Top Schools in Nottinghamshire

Riverboat in Newark in Nottinghamshire

As well as two universities, there are also a number of good schools in the area: Forest Fields Primary School, Top Valley Academy, and Bilborough College all received ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings in recent years.

Forest Fields Primary School – is a co-educational school with around 510 students from the age of three to 11 and has a nursery on-site. The school achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in 2012.

Bilborough College – is the largest college in Nottinghamshire, and one of the largest colleges in the country, with around 16,000 students, Bilborough College offers a wide range of A-levels and vocational courses.

Top Valley Academy – is an all-through school with students from ages three to 18. It has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in every category and is one of the few schools in Nottinghamshire to hold this accolade.

Population of Nottinghamshire

The population of Nottinghamshire is estimated at 970,000 people, which makes it one of England’s smaller counties by size and quite densely populated compared to other areas further north.

 

Reviews in Nottinghamshire

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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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perfect neighbourhood

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Review Date Jun 2022

perfect location , 5 minute walks will either get you to the town centre or youe local supermarket. road next to the estate is noisey due to building works

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love the development . perfect family homes and great neighbourhood. very peaceful at night time. next to a police station so never any anti social behavior. would recommend any one whos looking to move to mansfield to move to the wise living estate.

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nothing

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when the boiler went it did take more than 48 hours to fix due to miscommuncation

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It’s honest from a tenant

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Review Date Jun 2022

Good position especially next to police station fortunately we have had no problems anti social wise since moving in 2020 neighbours are all decent people town is 5 minutes walk which is good plus sainsbury aldi and restaurants are only 15 mins away its private with only 1 entrance to the estate plenty parking enough for 2 cars on a 3 bed bin collection is ok however Mansfield Council aren’t the best I’ve seen them leave bins because lid is up 3 inches which is disgusting as we only have 180 litres bins instead of 240 they say recycling etc but i recycle and always have a full bin they are 240 litres but still not enough room in general waste and there are only 2 of us so it must be difficult for families over haul wise seem pretty decent and i like it here

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Pretty good design decent plenty of parking grass shouldn’t have been laid in Dec though had nothing but trouble patio is to small but your allowed to extend which I did i do like having 1 entrance to estate stops a lot of undesirable people plus the fact we are next to a police station which is good plus over road seven trent water officers are there with lots of cameras tends to deter which I like

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There isn’t one really didn’t see inside till i moved in only through window but that was due to covid

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Had a few snagging issues and pleased to say sorted very quickly and people they sent were professional tradesmen which is good

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Lovely living environment but house poorly built and way too expensive for what it is.

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Review Date Jun 2022

The range and quality of local shops restaurants are very good. Aldi and sainsburys only a 10 minutes walk away. Transport links are okay, not a far walk into Mansfield town anyway. Living on the street is fairly quiet, no antisocial behaviour so far! Parking is easy but a bit tight if you have more than 2 cars at your address.

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The design of the house is very good however poorly built. We are a terrace house and only have a water supply on the outside of the front, so have to drag a hose through the house if we need to water the garden. Insulation wasn’t done properly whilst building the house as we get mould growing on the front windows and ceiling.

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That we were a terrace house.

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We have raised issues in the past but either takes a couple months to get someone out or don’t arrange anything.

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