The Best Places To Live In Nottingham

If you’re looking for a brand new home in this culturally diverse city at the heart of England, then check out our list of the best places to live in Nottingham

Nottingham is a city buzzing with cafes, bars, restaurants, upmarket retailers, The Nottingham Playhouse, the Theatre Royal and the Nottingham Contemporary centre for modern art so one things is for sure - if you plan on living here, you’ll never be stuck for something to do.  

For commuters there is an excellent tram network and regular train services which can get you into London St Pancras in about an hour. The M1 is also close by connecting drivers to the north and south of the country. So, if you’re looking for a brand new home in this culturally diverse city at the heart of England, then check out our list of the best places to live in Nottingham.



Beeston is known as Nottingham’s favourite retreat for academics and professionals. You’ll find the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham Science Park and the Boots campus all in the area providing key employment for many of Beeston’s residents. However, with great rail links into Nottingham, Derby and Loughborough it’s also popular with commuters.

It’s not all about work though, the area is punctuated by impressive golf courses, the Wollaton Deer Park, great pubs with craft beer on tap and regular community events.

West Bridgeford

West Bridgeford has long been hailed as one of Nottingham’s best house buying destinations. That reputation is thanks to its combination of green, open spaces like West Bridgeford Park, great leisure facilities like the Rushcliffe Arena, excellent schools and its close proximity to Nottingham itself, which is just three miles down the road.

House prices here are higher than the average for Nottingham coming in at around £278,000


Ruddington is a bustling hive of activity just five miles south of Nottingham city centre. That distance gives Ruddington that unique blend of village living with city convenience. Overall average house prices here come in at around £256,000 making it cheaper than nearby West Bridgeford, however smaller homes suitable for first time buyers can be picked up for much less.

The area is known for having strong, traditional roots, with a butcher’s shop, hardware shop and baker’s shop still thriving in the village centre alongside newer establishments including a deli, cafes and florists.


Stapleford has a super active local community, supporting local businesses and campaigning for continued improvements to this already excellent place to live. It also boasts some excellent places to eat including an Indian, Italian and the slightly more obscure Nepalese restaurant.

You can also escape the hustle and bustle of the town and nearby city of Nottingham thanks to the nearby Bramcote Hill Park. All in all it offers the perfect balance of connectivity, convenience and calm.

Mapperley Park

Mapperley Park is a leafy suburb just 2 miles away from central Nottingham. It’s well connected thanks to Mansfield Road and Woodborough Road, as well as the M1 Motorway which is just 6 miles away making it a hotspot for commuters. For families it lies in the catchment area of several primary schools and well known secondary schools. Two private schools are also local to the area giving parents plenty of choice when it comes to schooling.

As if this wasn’t enough, Mapperley Park also enjoys the convenience of local cafes, pubs and shops despite its close proximity to the city, so you can enjoy a community feel with all the convenience of city life. 

Publish date: 16/11/2018

Publisher: New Home Finder