Moving to Nottingham – With government restrictions easing and new incentives such as the stamp duty holiday and 95% mortgage scheme being introduced, the housing market remains buoyant despite economic uncertainty, with many prospective homebuyers looking to relocate as a result of changing working and living habits.
Moving to Nottingham
Leading Nottingham estate agent FHP Living has revealed what house hunters can expect to get for their money in the city and surrounding areas.
A historical location with unique heritage sites – Nottingham boasts two world-class universities, a burgeoning riverside community, excellent transport links and is a central location in the country, making it one of the most desirable places to live in the Midlands.
Much of Nottingham’s appeal stems from its diverse range of areas, neighbourhoods and boroughs within city and county boundaries – from the picturesque West Bridgford to the south, close to the banks of the River Trent, to the northern high ground of Mapperley Park, with views spanning across the city skyline.
With the average house price in Nottingham now £210,977*, there are plenty of properties available to suit all budgets, including contemporary city centre apartments where prices start from just £95,000.
For those with budgets up to £200,000, homebuyers can look to areas such as Mapperley, which offer local amenities including parks, independent shops, restaurants and Mapperley Golf Course, as well as a direct route into the city centre via car or public transport.
With property prices ranging from £200,000 to £400,000, homes in the Beeston and riverside areas of Nottingham can provide a quieter lifestyle whilst still offering links to the city centre and beyond.
With prices starting from £335,000, the new premium development of Barton Quarter, located in Beeston, Chilwell, is currently under construction in association with The Prince’s Foundation – a built environment charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, that focuses on developing better urban design and communities.
Offering a mixture of two, three and four-bed terraced houses with grand facades, traditional style paired villas, detached large family homes, and mews apartments – Barton Quarter sits close to Attenborough Nature Reserve and Beeston town centre, with easy transport links to the train station and major employers nearby such as Boots HQ, Queens Medical Centre and the University of Nottingham.
For interested parties searching for their dream home by the water, Nottingham’s growing riverside neighbourhood is enjoying a period of regeneration, with new residential developments such as The Yacht Club and The Waterside Apartments providing spectacular views up and down the River Trent.
Nearby amenities in West Bridgford and Colwick include Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and a vast array of independent retailers, bars and restaurants, ranking them amongst the most sought-after locations to live in the city.
West Bridgford itself boasts new central homes including apartments at the ‘Bridgford Place’ complex, located a stone’s throw from Central Avenue. Ideal for first time buyers, couples and professionals looking for modern, luxury and eco-friendly living in the heart of West Bridgford – one and two bedroom apartments are available and prices start from £222,500 up to £265,000.
One of Nottingham’s most exclusive and private neighbourhoods is The Park – steeped in history and close to Nottingham Castle – The Park is known for its Victorian architecture, leafy streets and quiet, village-like feel.
It lies within easy walking distance of Nottingham city centre, making it an ideal location for families and professionals working in the city, and prices range anywhere from £500,000 to £2million.
To the west of Nottingham city centre is Wollaton and Bramcote – two highly sought-after locations that boast plenty of traditional detached houses with sprawling gardens.
For homebuyers with a larger budget, this location offers an abundance of luxury amenities and places of interest including Wollaton Hall Gardens and Deer Park, Lenton Abbey, and Wollaton Golf Course.
Less than one mile from Queens Medical Centre and the University of Nottingham’s Park Campus and Jubilee Campus, there are a number of large employers in close proximity, with great travel links such as the A52 leading towards Derby and the M1 close by.
Steve Parker, director at FHP Living, said: “The city of Nottingham is an attractive destination for buying with excellent travel links around the city and the rest of the country – daily trains can get you to London St. Pancras in as little as one hour and 32 minutes.
“It’s exceptional universities, colleges, beautiful surrounding areas and rich history make Nottingham such a unique place – and as a leading estate agent here, we are proud and pleased to see high quality homes continually being built in the area, improving the city’s residential offering for those already living here and homebuyers looking to relocate from elsewhere.
“The breadth of properties currently available means there is something for everyone and every budget – from the grand detached houses in The Park and Wollaton, to the modern and contemporary waterside homes that offer picturesque views of the River Trent.
“It is an exciting time to buy for anyone moving to Nottingham – with new developments such as The Yacht Club and The Waterside Apartments giving buyers abundant access to convenient city living, idyllic views and nature spots, and it’s no surprise that Nottingham continues to be a popular choice for homebuyers and investors alike.”
To find out more about properties available to buy if you’re moving to Nottingham, visit www.fhpliving.co.uk.
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