New Homes in Derby
Live the Life
Whether you’re exploring historic sites, shopping in independent boutiques or enjoying a family day out in the Derbyshire countryside, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy just a stone’s throw from your new home in Derby. Located in the East Midlands close to the M1, Derby is a charming city with great transport links, excellent schools and lots of great attractions.
Things to see and do
Derby is a historic city home to some impressive sights including Derby Cathedral, The Silk Mill, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, and Derby Central Library. Other historic places of interest close to the city include Hardwick Hall, Calke Abbey and Kedleston Hall, while Derby Gaol, the National Tramway Museum and Pickford’s House are all great places to visit with the kids.
If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy there a number of great shopping districts in the city, including designer stores in Sadler Gate and high street shopping at the intu Derby mall. You can also watch independent films at Derby QUAD cinema, and see live performances at The Guildhall and Derby Theatre.
Donington Park is a short drive away from Derby, where you can see motorsports or go to the annual Download rock music festival. For walks in the great outdoors, take a walk through the Derby Arboretum, wander along the River Derwent, or go hiking at Dovedale. If you enjoy watching sports, you can see Derby County F.C. play their home football fixtures at the iPro Stadium.
Other popular places to visit close to Derby include Chatsworth House and Farmyard, Conkers, The Heights of Abraham, and Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park.
There are a number of good schools in Derby, with the best primary schools including Homefields Primary School, Griffe Field Primary and Shardlow Primary School, with Landau Forte College, Chellaston Academy and Littleover Community School counted among the best secondary schools. If you’re looking for independent education, Derby Grammar School and Derby High School are very highly rated.
For further education courses, Derby College has lots of vocational and academic studies on offer while higher education is provided at the University of Derby. The University of Nottingham’s nursing and midwifery is at the Royal Derby Hospital.
Getting to Derby
Derby is well-connected to the rest of the UK, with regular train services to the likes of London, Birmingham and Nottingham, and good road links via the M1. To get to Nottingham and Leicester the train journey takes just 25 minutes from Derby Midland station, and Birmingham is just 40 minutes away by train, which is ideal if you’re commuting between the cities.
Travelling further afield, London is just one hour 30 minutes away from Derby travelling by train, while the car journey is much longer at around two hours 45 minutes. If you’re going abroad, whether for leisure or business, the East Midlands Airport is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Derby by car. If you want to travel by public transport, there is a Skylink bus service from Derby to the airport.