Thinking of moving to Nottingham? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what the city has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £3,250,000
- Average house price in city: £168,715
- Cheapest property: semi-detached house £70,000.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- The spread between the most expensive and the cheapest properties gives some idea of the very wide choice available
- Population 318,900 (mid-2015 census estimate)
- Includes working age population of 222,500 and 37,000 full-time university students (one in 8 of the population), meaning lots of opportunities for investors in student lets and professional lets.
- The local authority has identified the following as the key drivers of the city’s economy - low-carbon technologies, life sciences, digital media, retail, financial and business services, and leisure
- It is the seventh largest metropolitan economy in the UK
- For the past ten years, Nottingham has held its place as one of the UK’s six “science cities”, hosting the science-oriented BioCity, the country’s biggest centre for bioscience innovation
- Stalwarts of economy are Boots the Chemists, Imperial Tobacco, Siemens, Specsavers and the credit reference agency Experian.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Nottingham is only some 128 miles from London, which can be reached via the M1 motorway in around two and three-quarter hours
- The East Midlands Airport is just 15 miles southwest of the city centre
- It is only one of six cities in England to boast a public light rail system.
- There are two universities – the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – which together boast a total student enrolment (including part-time students) of 67,000
- In addition, there are three colleges of further education and
- Dozens of secondary schools and sixth-form colleges.
- The famous Goose Fair has been visiting Nottingham for the past 720 years or more, but there is also the permanent Victoria Centre Market and five other open markets in the city
- There are five large and popular public parks in and around the city and entry is free.
Finally, did you know …
- It might not be the city’s loudest boast, but its name actually comes from the name of a man called Snot, who first christened the place Snottingham
- No mention of Nottingham is made, of course, without reference to its famous sheriff and his enduring contest with the brigand Robin Hood
- A little known secret is that the city lays claim to being the birthplace of that unique of British relishes, HP Sauce.