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6 Reasons To Move To Nottingham

There are a wide variety of reasons to move to Nottingham. Some may be out of your control, such as your place of working moving or the need to be closer to family. But there are also a plethora of other reasons that help you decide where to move and once you have located a city like Nottingham – which bit to move to! Here we take a look at 6 of the most important reasons to move to Nottingham, to help you make sure your decision is the right one..


nottingham high school

Nottingham has a lot of different schools in and around the city, ranging from poor to outstanding Ofsted reports. Here we will take a look at the best ones available and the areas they are located in:

  1. Nottingham High School
    Independent School (4-18)
    ISI Rating: Excellent
  2. Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
    Academy (11-16)
    Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
  3. Edna G. Olds Academy
    Academy (3-11)
    Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
  4. Rushcliffe Spencer Academy
    Academy (11-18)
    Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
  5. Hollies Day Nursery
    Ofsted Rating: Outstanding


Ryanair flight on runway at Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Cities tend to be a double-edged sort for transport connections. On one hand, you often have access to everything from train, plane, motorways and even trams, but on the flipside cities can be very busy and depending on where you choose to live, the time taken to get to and from the transport hub can counteract the benefit of having one near your home. Below, we take a look at the best transport links in and out of the city center:

  • Air: East Midlands Airport – 29 mins by car
  • Train: Nottingham Train Station – 5 mins by car, 15 mins walk
  • Motorway: M1 – 21 mins to J26 (Nuthall Interchange)
  • London: 1hr 38 (fastest) by train, 2hr 44 by car
  • Peak District (Ashbourne): 56 mins via A52

Things To Do

Wollaton Hall

If keeping busy is important, it’s key to know what there is to do in the local vicinity and ensure it isn’t too far away. Days out get shorter and shorter when children come along, so we’ll take a look at some of the most convenient places to spend those hard-earned weekends, that won’t leave you with two screaming kids in the back for hours on end:

  • Nottingham Race Course: The home of The Colwick Cup. What better way to spend some time than going to the races? Right in the center of Nottingham, this much-loved race course holds regular events, fireworks festivals and more.
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  • Nottingham Castle: A 1000-year-old castle with a world-class art gallery. Tickets are just £13.00 for an Adult and only £35.50 for a family of 4. Enjoy the grounds, museums, shop and even bolt on a cave tour!
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  • Wollaton Hall & Park: Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion set in 500 acres of parkland featuring a deer park, hall and museum to explore. Massively popular and number one on places to visit in Nottingham on Trip Advisor.
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  • Tour of the Caves: Nottingham has the UK’s largest network of caves, with over 800 underneath the city centre. Get your boots on and discover this labyrinth of subterranean adventure!
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  • Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest: If you’re looking for the ultimate staycation with the family, then just down the road is Centre Parcs, based in Sherwood Forest. This tropical oasis has an endless list of options to explore.
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Christmas Markets Nottingham

Who doesn’t love a spot of shopping? From boutiques to the high street and retail parks to designer outlets, we take a look at the best areas for different types of shopping across Nottingham:

  • Boutiques & Vintage: The Lace Market is packed with independent shops and cafes
  • High Street Shopping: The Victoria Centre is a city centre shopping centre with all your favourite high street names in one place
  • Markets: The Old Market Square of course! This main central point in Nottingham hosts a variety of seasonal and regular markets for craft and bargain hunters alike.
  • Luxury: The Exchange, a neo-baroque arcade housing a variety of luxuries from home furnishings to haute couture.

Best Areas In Nottingham For:

Aerial view of properties in Nottingham

There is a large variety of places to live in Nottingham from cheaper options like Lenton to exclusive luxury pads at The Park. Here we list some of the places that we feel are worth checking out if you’re thinking of moving to Nottingham:

  • Families: West Bridgford, Beeston, Arnold, Woodborough, The Park
  • Couples & Singles: Hockley, Lace Market, Mapperley
  • Students: Lenton, West Bridgeford, Hockley, Lace Market,

House Prices

House Prices

The all-important house prices. If the property of your dreams is outside of your budget, then the buck stops here! Or perhaps you are just looking to get the most for your budget, in which case our helpful guide on our opinion of the best value properties on the market in Nottingham in September 2022, could be a great resource for allowing you to decide if this area of the UK is going to work:

  • The Park: £629,950, 5-bed family home with garage
  • West Bridgeford: £470,000, 4-bed family home with garage
  • Woodborough: £450,000, 4-bed family home, chalet style with garage
  • Mapperley: £425,000, 4-bed family home, new build
  • Arnold: £280,000, 4-bed townhouse
  • The Lace Market: £275,000, 2-bed apartment and secured parking space
  • Beeston: £265,000, 4-bed, End of Terrace
  • Hockley: £187,000, 2-bed apartment with allocated parking
  • Lenton: £120,000, 1-bed apartment with secure parking

So, if we have whet your appetite with our tempting guide to moving to Nottingham and you’re looking for an expert team to assist with your removals, why not give us a try?

With a great deal of experience in and around The Midlands, LMS have got the skills, experience and the know-how to ensure your move runs on time and on budget. What’s more, your goods are insured and we can even provide expert packing, dismantling and temporary storage.

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