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Beeston

Beeston is one of Nottingham’s most popular suburbs, 3 miles to the West of the city centre. It has a well-established rental market with a wide spread of different types of housing stock ranging from Victorian houses through to 21st century landmark apartment developments such as Anglo Scotian Mills and The Manor.

The town centre has a diverse shopping offer with national retailers such as WH Smith and Argos mixed with popular independent retailers such as Fred Hallam Ltd. Greengrocers/Fishmongers and Cameron House as well as a range of well-liked cafes and a thriving real ale pub scene including the multi-award-winning The Crown. Part of Beeston’s popularity stems from the ability of its residents to access services such as banks, dry cleaning and hairdressing whilst being a short distance from what Nottingham city centre has to offer.

There are several large employers in and around the town such as the Boots Headquarters, Nottingham University and the Queen’s Medical Centre and this contributes towards a relatively high turnover of available rental property.

Beeston is well served by public transport links. The recently completed extension of Nottingham’s tram networks serves the town at a number of stops and offers direct service to the QMC, NG2 Business Park and Nottingham city centre. The mainline train station offers direct trains to London St. Pancras and there is an extensive local bus network.

Chilwell

Chilwell is a popular suburb, about 5 miles to the west of Nottingham city centre. Although having a higher rate of owner-occupation than Beeston, there is nevertheless an established rental market, with a range of types of accommodation, primarily ‘traditional’ family housing stock, but also modern flats on the ‘Chilwell Barracks’ estate around Swiney Way.

The shopping offer, whilst not featuring a stereotypical town centre, is varied with a number of larger stores such as TK Maxx and Halfords and there is a large Tesco Extra store on Swiney Way. There are a number of popular places to eat and drink such as Haveli Indian restaurant and The Cornmill and Cadland pubs.

Chetwynd barracks is positioned on the outskirts of the town and there are a number of local attractions and facilities such as Attenborough Nature Reserve, Chilwell Manor Golf Club and the Olympia sports centre.

Chilwell has good public transport links, served by the tram line at a number of stops offering direct service the QMC, NG2 business park and Nottingham city centre and offers good access to the A52 and M1 at Junction 25.

Bramcote

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.

Bramcote offers excellent access to the A52, QMC and Nottingham University and is well served by local buses.

Stapleford

Stapleford lies close to the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, around 6 miles to the West of Nottingham. There is a broad range of housing stock coming to the rental market, often at prices providing better value for money than other local areas such as Beeston and Wollaton.

The traditional ‘high street’ in the town centre offers a broad range of shopping outlets, banks, cafes and services and is popular with local residents.

The George Spencer family of schools is well thought of in the area and the recently constructed Health Centre offers a vital service to the community. There are a relatively high number of open spaces such as The Brickyard, Bramcote Hills Park and Hickings Lane Recreation Ground.

Stapleford is positioned well in terms of transport links. The A52 linking Nottingham to Derby and the M1 is easily accessible. The tram extension line begins at Bardill’s roundabout with the opportunity to park and ride to the QMC, University and Nottingham city centre and there is also an extensive bus network.

Wollaton

Wollaton is one of the most desirable suburbs of Nottingham, around 3 miles to the west of Nottingham city centre. The immediate area is dominated by Wollaton Hall and surrounding park with its museum, lake, golf course and deer park – a much loved and well visited attraction. Rental properties tend to be larger, family orientated houses suitable for professionals.

There is a thriving shopping parade at Bramcote Lane with a good quality convenience and service offering and a large Waitrose store on Trowell Road. There are a number of local pubs such as the Admiral Rodney and The Wollaton, which is also popular with diners. The Fernwood schools have obtained a number of excellent Ofsted inspections and properties within the relevant catchment areas often attract premium rents.

Local public transport links are not quite as extensive and some other local areas but Wollaton is well served by the local bus network.

Lenton Abbey

Adjoining Beeston, Wollaton and Nottingham University is the 1930s Local Authority built area known as Lenton Abbey. Now with a large number of properties in private ownership, there is a buoyant rental market, mostly of 2 and three bedroom houses. Popular with University-linked Tenants and younger professionals, properties can offer better value for money than in Beeston and Wollaton.

Whilst most residents would visit Beeston to access shops and services, there is a small parade of shops for convenience.

The area offers excellent access to the University and Queens Medical Centre and the Derby Road entrance to Wollaton Park is a short walk.

There are a range of public transport options. A large number of local bus routes pass through Woodside Road. The tram network is accessible from the University Boulevard stop. 

Dunkirk

Dunkirk can be found on the south west outskirts of the city centre, around the main Nottingham University and Queens Medical centre campuses. Often considered to be predominantly made up of student accommodation, there is a range of other rental stock available to different types of tenants.

Whilst the range of amenities in the immediate vicinity is fairly limited, there is a wide range of shops in Beeston to West and at the Castle Marina and Riverside retail parks. The Showcase cinema complex is also nearby.

The area is very popular with people linked to the QMC and University but there are a number of other large local employers such as the Games Workshop and businesses on the Clifton Boulevard industrial estates.

Dunkirk is well served by local bus routes and is also on the tram line, offering direct access to the city centre and beyond.

Toton

Toton is a predominantly residential suburb of Nottingham, around 7 miles to the west of the city centre. Although an area with a relatively high rate of owner-occupation, there are a number of traditional family houses available on the rental market.

A limited amount of local convenience shopping is available, with a large Tesco store on the border with Chilwell and a range of shops at the Chilwell Retail Park. There are a number of local open spaces such as Toton Washlands and the Toton Fields nature reserve and the local schools are well thought of.

The end of the tram line with its park-and-ride is easily accessible and Toton Sidings is earmarked to be the East Midlands hub on the HS2 high-speed rail link from London to the north.

Long Eaton

Located on the border with Derbyshire, Long Eaton is a town around 7 miles to the west of Nottingham. There is a well-established rental market with a good variation of types of property available. Available rental property is often considered to represent better value for money than other areas nearer Nottingham.

Long Eaton has a traditional town centre and market place with a broad retail and service offering. Several large supermarkets can be found on the edge of the town centre. There are a number of places to eat and drink around the town. West Park open space is home to a number of local sports teams, leisure centre and recreation facilities.

The town is very well suited for access to the M1 at Junction 25 and is home to a diverse range of residents.

Local buses serve the surrounding area, Nottingham and Derby and Long Eaton railway station is on the midland main line.

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