The essential guide for moving to Nottingham

Nottingham City is perfect for purchasing affordable homes, top schools and universities, great links to other destinations in the UK and has a vibrant culture and history. Nottingham is also famous for the star Robin Hood and its wonderful attractions and caves.

If you are thinking of moving to Nottingham and making the city or countryside your home and a place to live for you and your family. Then read our guide listed below, for all the moving advice and information you need for a safe move.

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Living in Nottingham is fun and exciting

Nottingham city is built up of historical buildings dating back to 1857, many buildings are in use and available for the public today. The city has a diverse community and attracts people moving to the city from all walks of life and from all over the world. With the most stylish restaurants, bars, shops, clubs and amenities available. There is always something for the whole family to do or see when moving to Nottingham.

Fun outings and things to do in Nottingham with the children and family

Nottingham is a haven for children and families. It offers fun outdoor adventures for the kids at certain times of the year. The city has a forest, called Sherwood Forest of Nottingham and a mesmerising system of under ground caves, which can be a fun educational day for the family. The city centre benefits from a live indoor ice skating rink, theatres, arts and craft centres. Nottingham also holds the biggest fair in UK. The Goose Fair and has the Attenborough Nature Centre, located on the border of the city centre.

Choose the to live in the city or the countryside of Nottinghamshire

Living in Nottingham city is busy place and perfect if you are a couple, professional or a first time home buyer. But, if you are looking for something less urban and more country living, then Nottinghamshire, is the perfect solution. Nottingham is a built up and a large city. It is the largest in the East Midlands, with a population of 331.297 in (2019).

Choosing to Live within Nottinghamshire’s beautiful countryside. You have made a fab choice for county, location and house price. Nottinghamshire borders the Peak District and parts of Derbyshire. Some of the popular towns and villages for families in Nottinghamshire include Beeston, Mansfield, West Bridgford, Newark on Trent, Kirby in Ashfield, Bingham, Rainworth and Selston and more.

5 of the best primary schools in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham has some of the best schools, and education for young starters in life. Below you will find some of the best schools you can contact and research before making the choice of moving to Nottingham with your family.

  • St Mary Catholic School in Hyson Green
  • St Teresa’s Primary School in Lenton
  • St Edmund Catholic Primary School in West Bridgford
  • Newlands Junior School in Mansfield
  • Seely Primary School in Sherwood

5 of the best colleges and secondary schools in Nottinghamshire

The Colleges listed below are for children aged 11 – 16 and children that require higher education when moving to Nottingham.

  • Nottingham High School – NG7
  • Foxwood Academy – NG9
  • Westbury School – NG8
  • Bilborough Sixt Form College – NG8
  • University of Nottingham International College – NG7

2 Universities in Nottingham

There are 2 universities with in Nottingham. The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University that is home to over 60,000 students and helps to build and grown the city and local businesses. Central Nottingham has a population of 50% of 35 years of age and under. So if moving to Nottingham for more relaxing life, then Nottinghamshire is bound for you.

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The average house prices in Nottingham

The house prices in Nottingham are considerably lower than other locations in the East Midlands and UK. This has seen an increase in families, professionals and the elderly moving to Nottingham from other counties of the UK. According to Right Move. The average house price paid for a house in Nottingham during 2020 is £201.728.

The average price for a new build, luxury detached 4 bedroom home in Nottingham NG15 the average asking price is £344.995.

Where is Nottingham located?

Nottingham is a large city in the East Midlands which is in the centre of the UK. It is 15.5 miles away from Derby. 30 miles from Leicester. 40 miles from Lincoln. Nottingham city centre is 22 mins away from from Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway. Nottingham has regular quick public transportation to any where in the UK.

The cost of moving to Nottingham

The price for your move depends on the volume of items you have to be moved. The distance of travel from the old home to Nottingham, will also determine the true costs of your move. If moving a 3-4 bedroom house from London to Nottingham you could expect to pay up to £1000. Your removal company services may include:

  • Loading & unloading of removal vehicles
  • Home packing
  • Boxes & packaging materials
  • Dismantle and assembly of furniture

You can read this article which provides examples of how much it may cost when choosing a removals company.

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