Have you ever wanted to move to the historic market town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire – to invest, start a family or continue further education there? If the answer is yes, here are some of the benefits likely to be in store …
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1,300,000
- Average house price in Chesterfield: £168,825
- Cheapest property: £38,000 1 bed detached house
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- The demand for housing in Chesterfield is high and the supply is low – this is responsible for the steady increase in house prices, and investment opportunities, where average prices have risen by 9% since 2014
- The current population is some 71,000, making it the largest town in Derbyshire
- With approximately 20,000 daily commuters, the town provides jobs for a total of 48,000 individuals.
- The pits have closed and many heavy manufacturing plants have closed – although Chesterfield retains a higher than national average of individuals employed in manufacturing
- Retail and services industries have largely taken the place of Chesterfield’s previously industrial past
- The biggest employer in the town is the administrative headquarters for the Royal Mail, including their Pensions Service department.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Chesterfield enjoys an enviably central location – it’s only 12 miles from Sheffield, less than a two-hour train ride to London (via the Midland Main Line), yet still only a 15-minute drive from the natural beauty of the Peak District
- Within an 80-mile radius of the town there are no fewer than six major airports
- Within a 90-minute drive are the east coast ports of Immingham, Goole, Hull and Grimsby – opening up valuable transport routes to Europe and beyond.
- 15,000 students are enrolled at Chesterfield College for further education
- There are numerous secondary schools in and around the town
- There are 61 primary schools – with 10 of them achieving excellent reviews by Ofsted.
- With little shadow of a doubt the greatest environmental appeal for living, investing and working in Chesterfield is the close proximity of the Peak District National Park
- The town itself is proud of its newly-restored Queens Park – opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
- The town has a Parks and Open Spaces Strategy (2015-2024) to help make the most of the many parks, open spaces and play areas for children.
Finally, did you know …
- The internationally renowned centrepiece of Chesterfield’s oddities is the “crooked spire church, built in the 13th century, that has developed a twist at its base of some 45º
- Chesterfield has one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK, having gained its charter in 1204
- Another church in Chesterfield, Holy Trinity, is where George Stephenson – designer of the first railway engine, the Rocket – is buried.