Local area guide

Living in Nottingham (NG)

Step into Nottingham's captivating fusion of past and present, where rich culture, vibrant nightlife and a warm sense of togetherness make it an irresistible place to call home.

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Why Nottingham is a good place to live

Welcome to Nottingham, where heritage, innovation and community come together in the heart of the East Midlands. This city offers a distinctive atmosphere that combines rich history with an exciting modern culture.

Living in Nottingham gives you the benefit of excellent schools, easy commuting options, good affordability and a strong sense of safety. The city centre is dotted with diverse eateries, live music venues, trendy bars and cosy old pubs, so there's no wonder Nottingham is a hit among families, professionals and students alike.

Nottingham is set apart by it community spirit. Whether you're picnicking in the park or painting the town red - or cheering for Nottingham Forest or Notts County - you'll always be greeted by a warm and welcoming environment.

Average asking prices in Nottingham today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£195,000

644 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£380,000

1595 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£240,000

1040 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£146,500

526 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Nottingham

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  • Stage

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

    Pub near the Theatre Royal, raised from street level on Parliament Street entrance.

  • Dragon

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

    Offbeat watering hole serving unfussy homemade food, plus a room for Scalextric car racing nights.

  • Three Crowns

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

    Here at The Three Crowns you'll find everything you'd expect from a traditional local pub in Nottingham - but with a bit of added sizzle.

  • Barrel Drop

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

    Opened December 2014. Single roomed micro pub on two levels, close to the Upper Parliament Street end of Hurts Yard

  • Vibes

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

Transport in Nottingham

Trains

Nottingham Station is located in the city centre and offers frequent services to Birmingham (1 hour), London (1 hour 45 mins), Manchester (2 hours) and Liverpool (2 hours 30 mins).

There are also frequent trains to nearby cities like Derby and Leicester, making Nottingham a strategic hub for regional travel.

Buses

Nottingham's bus network is extensive, offering comprehensive coverage of the city and its surroundings. The Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses and Trent Barton services are the main providers.

Park and Ride

Nottingham's most popular Park and Ride locations are at Clifton South, Phoenix Park, and Toton Lane, providing easy access to the city centre with frequent bus services.

Car

Nottingham's central location makes it an excellent starting point for exploring the East Midlands and beyond by car. The M1 runs to the west of the city, connecting to Derby (40 mins), Leicester (50 mins) and Sheffield (1 hour).

You can reach the beautiful Peak District within an hour from Nottingham, while the legendary Sherwood Forest is a 30-minute drive away.

Airports

Nottingham is well-connected through two main airports: East Midlands Airport, located about 30 minutes' drive from the city centre, and Birmingham Airport, which is an hour away by car.

Transport connections

Nottingham
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Beeston
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Netherfield
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Carlton
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Bulwell
National Rail
3.6 miles / 5.8 km
Attenborough
National Rail
4.6 miles / 7.4 km

Schools in Nottingham

Nottingham offers a diverse range of educational institutions. Its mix of primary and secondary schools, both state-funded and independent, provide quality education options for families.

Nottingham is a hub for higher education, with a number of colleges and vocational centres as well as the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Both universities are renowned for their research and academic excellence, creating a dynamic student scene in the city.

Schools in Nottingham

St Joseph's School
Ages: 1 - 11 years old
Nottingham College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Nottingham Girls' High School
Ages: 3 - 19 years old
Sutherland House School
Ages: 3 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Nottingham High School
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
Huntingdon Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2011)