The best places to live in Nottingham
Nottingham has many varied areas and suburbs for you to choose from, with small communities dotted around the city proper, each offering a different experience. Transport links to the city centre are very good, with an award-winning public transportation system, trams, and the largest publicly owned bus network in England.
Sitting south of the river, West Bridgford is one of the more expensive parts of the city. It’s popular with families, young professionals and students – only a couple of miles from town, it has its own high street with independent bars and restaurants. It’s home to Nottingham’s biggest free summer festival, Riverside Festival, plus some great sporting venues. Property prices are on the high end here, at an average of £346,172.
Mapperley is a few miles out of town, and offers a similar feel to West Bridgford, but as an affordable alternative – the average property price here is £198,479. With a healthy high street and plenty of independents in the area, Mapperley is a great choice for young professionals, with good transport links and nearby Gedling Country Park for access to nature and wide, open spaces.
Named for the famous forest, Sherwood is a good choice for first time buyers and young professionals, with an average house price of £186,141 and some genuinely lovely properties available for a very reasonable price. You can expect plenty of cool coffee shops and bars, and good links to town – the centre is just a ten-minute bus ride.
Parts of Beeston are very popular with students, but this large and community-oriented suburb is also a good option for young families. It’s a sensible option for commuters too, as it’s on the tram line into Nottingham centre – but if you don’t want to head into town you can enjoy good food and drink on the high street, which boasts some of the best Thai and Korean restaurants in Nottingham.
This affluent suburb of Nottingham is located near the beautiful Wollaton Park. With plenty of green spaces and places to walk and play, it’s unsurprisingly popular with families. Wollaton has good transport links and some very good schools in the area – if you’re looking to buy a home here, you can expect to find house prices in the average region of £282,714.