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Good/bad areas of Nottingham (near M1)?

We are considering moving to one of the suburbs of Nottingham, close to the M1 (Long Eaton/Sandiacre/Stapleford direction) at the end of this year & was hoping for some local info of what areas/streets to avoid? We don't have a massive budget (£125k) so we must be realistic when it comes to where we can afford to live. Ideally we would like a 3 bed semi with parking in an area that is safe to raise a young family. Myself & my husband don't know the area & even though we realise that every area has its "bad" we don't want to live in the middle of a huge council estate so knowing any roads to avoid within various areas would be a big help. Thank you :)

Asked on Feb 25 2013, General in Nottingham | Report content

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  • Another area to consider close to M1 Junction 26 is Kimberley/Nuthall/Awsworth . Excellent schools, terrific shopping and transport links. good outdoor space and sports etc. Good community and very low crime rate. only 4.5 ish miles from Nottingham and feels semi rural if you like that sort of thing. The above areas are fine, avoid Beeston and the centre of Nottingham. As cities go its not as black as it is painted especially on the outskirts.

    Answered on Mar 8 2013, Report content
  • Avoid Beeston? I have lived in Nottingham for more than 3 years and the best time I had was whilst in Beeston. Only regret not moving there earlier. It is easy distance to Nottingham (about 10m by bus), it has all pubs, shops, markets you need, while I was there there was only big sainsbury, but they started to build asda, I am sure by now its finished. In the hearth of Beeston is every-saturday market with everything fresh you imagine. Beeston population is made highly of chinese students - very peaceful people in general (not so clean though! if you want to rent your house you should be careful about them). In general the whole Beeston is very peaceful and I have never felt unsafe. Nottingham itself is different story though. THere are very bad areas and Ok areas, nothing better than that (in the range of 15m by bus from the center). I lived in Grundy Street which is basically at the edge between muslim and african communities. It was not rough but definitely not safe. A lot of drugs around that area. If you go north from there, towards the old brewery thats the kind of area I was affraid to walk in even in bright day light. I seriously just turned around and ran away. Radford is split in half where closer to the center is african community (not the good kind) and to the west are mainly british people (again, lots of drugs). Other areas such as Wollaton etc. are better than Radford, worse than Beeston but also very far (more than 20m by bus which is a lot for small city). I could talk hours about my experience from Nottingham, but hopefully this summary will do.

    Answered on Jan 14 2015, Report content

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