Buyers Area Guides
Situated just over 3 miles from the centre of Nottingham, Beeston is a thriving suburb with a population of around 37,000 that has a history of industry and enterprise. In fact some say that the Beeston’s name is derived from the abundance of bees and pasture (Rylands) and draw the analogy that the area is a “hive of activity”.
Having been the home of Nottingham’s Lace making industry from the early 1820’s, Beeston was also the seat of one of the country’s most well-known businesses, Boots the Chemist. Today, Alliance Boots still have their headquarters in Beeston and the area is also famous for The University of Nottingham which is one of the top 30 Universities in the UK. Well served for sport, Beeston boasts the Tennis Centre, a fantastic Hockey Club, Football and Rugby teams and a successful Croquet club with a number of World ranking players and a World Champion among their members. For less strenuous leisure pursuits, there are award winning pubs, a good variety of restaurants and bars, two golf clubs and the renowned Attenborough Nature Reserve is nearby.
The recent opening of Line 2 of Nottingham’s Tram service has seen further investment into Beeston and there are exciting plans for the redevelopment of a major part of central Beeston. Home to a large number of Professionals, Academics and Students, well situated for the A52, M1 and East Midlands Airport, Beeston is a favourite amongst Homeowners, Investors and Renters
Chilwell lies between Beeston and Long Eaton and is principally a residential area these days, having been part of Great Britain’s military past. The area surrounding Chetwynd Barracks has been developed over recent years and now provides a great variety of homes for families. There are good Primary and Secondary schools and local shops, although more comprehensive shopping facilities are found in Beeston and Long Eaton.
The inhabitants of Attenborough are proud to call their home a village and it certainly has a village feel, bordering the River Trent and having a cricket green at its heart. There is a small mainline railway station and of course the award winning Nature Reserve which is a magnet for birdwatchers and has a superb education centre for young and old alike.
Originally a separate village, Bramcote has become a suburb of Greater Nottingham, about 5 miles to the west of the city centre. Spanning either side of the A52, the main road between Nottingham and Derby, there are pockets of different types of housing stock ranging from the higher end properties around Bramcote Village to the traditional family housing stock around Bramcote Hills, and the more modern developments north of the A52 off Carwood Road.
Nearest shopping facilities are located in Beeston town centre or the bustling shopping parade at Bramcote Lane, Wollaton which offers a popular mix of national and local retailers as well as banking and post office facilities. The Cod’s Scallops Fish and Chip restaurant is considered to be one of the finest chippies in England and popular local pubs include The White Lion and Nurseryman.
Bramcote Leisure Centre is positioned just off the A52 and features swimming pools and gym facilities and there are a number of well-used open spaces such as Bramcote and King George’s Park.
These days, Lenton is one of the most popular places to live and play for the many thousands of students and staff of Nottingham University. Ideally situated for a short walk to the University and Medical School for the late risers and a short bus ride to the pubs and clubs in Nottingham for the night owls, Lenton also has plenty of its own local shops and places to eat. It is a great place for investors, but be aware of the restrictions and legislation that govern student and HMO property in the area.
Another great location for The University and for The QMC, Dunkirk is heavily populated these days by students and really has a multinational feel amongst the residents. The South Entrance is really close and there is a new Tram stop that will take you into town in about 10 minutes. Highfields Park is a great place for the summer with open spaces, a boating lake, The Lakeside Arts Centre and a café.
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