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What's it like to live in Alfreton?

Are the people friendly? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Sep 1 2007, General in Alfreton | Report content

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  • I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are, this will also give you a guide to house prices and movement of the market within the area. You can also look at the local tourist board website which gives you an up to date overview of the area.

    Answered on Mar 31 2010, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 27 2013, Report content
  • Having just sold my property in Alfreton and lived there for the last 15 years or so I can report that it's not the greatest location to live in Britain (but not the worst either). It's the sort of place were the neighbours keep themselves to themselves but are pleasant enough if you happen to greet them in the street. Schooling isn't great in the area (check out the stats on this website) and parking can be difficult particularly in areas close the football ground on match days, even for residents. If you own a dog and take it for walks to Alfreton park just be mindful of other dog owners who don't pick up! Unfortunately, Alfreton still suffers a little from its former mining days with a few (not all) men still with the "getting drunk mentality" on a Friday night. A lot of the local employment is based around factory/shift type work and the weekends are often times for folk to spend their hard earned on alcohol. The take-out food offerings are very average but not too expensive. Shopping is a little limited but there is a train station nearby and a bus terminus for links into Derby and Nottingham where greater work opportunities are available if the more affordable housing of Alfreton attracts you. In summary, this is a fairly dull and depressing place to live long term which is probably why most of the youth of working age tend to move out when the opportunity arises. However, housing remains more affordable than a lot of the country and the location being close to the Peaks and the M1 means you're never far from a quick getaway when needed. Only a few miles outside of Alfreton there are some really quite pleasant villages and scenery. Alfreton scores 4/10 for me but Derbyshire in general 7/10 (mainly due to the Peaks and surrounding countryside and quaint villages).

    Answered on Sep 13 2016, Report content

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