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The Best Places to Live in the East Midlands

May 21, 2021
Nottingham City Centre

A large region containing a vast collection of towns, cities and villages, the East Midlands is an exciting place to buy a new home. Whether you want to live close to the Peak District, over by the east coast or as close to London as possible, there are so many great spots to call home across the region. Here we pick out five of the most in-demand areas, helping you to find the best place to live in the East Midlands for you and your family.


Starting with one of the region’s busiest hubs, Nottingham is a beautiful city packed with history and culture. With a buoyant yet often affordable property market to delve into, this is the largest urban area in the East Midlands, so you can be sure of plenty of choice. Your options in Nottingham include our superb Beeston Quarter development on the south-west outskirts of town, which is home to everything from 2 bedroom apartments to 6 bed houses with detached garages.


Ranked as one of the best places to live anywhere in the UK for under 30s, Derby has plenty to keep residents of all ages occupied. A small yet vibrant city, there are excellent transport connections in and around town and usually a wide selection of housing to suit a range of budgets. Our Mickleover site is only a few miles west of the city centre, with a selection of contemporary 3 and 4 bed homes providing strong access to the Peak District.


Often regarded as the best place in East Midlands to live if you want to be close to London, Northampton is only an hour’s train ride from the capital. One of the UK’s largest towns, there’s a pleasing blend of local history and modern amenities to enjoy. You can explore more of this offering when you pick out a new home at Overstone Gate on the north-east outskirts of Northampton. Or over at Glenvale Park in neighbouring Wellingborough, where we have a wide selection of high quality homes available.


The traditional fishing port of Grimsby is possibly the best place to live in East Midlands county Lincolnshire if you want to be beside the seaside. You can get a lot for your money in a place like this, with the Humber flowing into the North Sea one way and the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds the other. Don’t miss our stunning new Wigmore Park development in the New Waltham area just south of town, if you’re searching for an expertly designed 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home built to exacting modern standards.


This Nottinghamshire market town boasts a wonderful location, offering great access to cities like Sheffield and Nottingham, as well as Chesterfield, Mansfield and Lincoln. Also offering direct rail services to Leeds, there’s much more to Worksop than its great commuter links. From open spaces like Creswell Crags and Clumber Park, to historic attractions such as Bolsover Castle, our Gateford Park site also puts you close to a strong selection of schools if you have children to think of.