Anyone from Nottingham / surrounding area?

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  1. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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    We might have to move up there soon as hubby may get a job in Nottingham. Original plan was to live in Loughborough, but he's not keen now as he doesn't want that long of a commute.

    What are the nice areas round there please so I can pre-empt and have a look? Thanks xx

    ETA and are there any nice new estates? We quite like new build houses, thanks. x
     
  2. kristel_

    kristel_ Well-Known Member

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    Nicole_ on here lives up there i think.
     
  3. tina3747

    tina3747 Mummy of 2 gorgeous boys!

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    Loughborough to notts isn't that far!! I'm in Leicester and there's some gorgeous places nr Loughborough!! Woodhouse eaves, quorn, rothley,swithland ... You might need a few quid though....
     
  4. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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    Well that's what I said! Seen a house I'd happily move into on rightmove there! Prices are so cheap compared to Gloucestershire!
     
  5. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    I'm From Nottinghamshire..

    area's to stay away from are Sneinton, Carlton, Bulwell, St Annes .. some of these are pretty rough.

    I'm From near Bingham, which isn't far from Melton Mowbray.
     
  6. xemmax

    xemmax mummy in love

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    I live in Nottingham :) do you know the area where he'd be working? City centre or outskirts?

    I have lived in a few different areas in Nottingham but I'm from (and currently live) in South Nottingham.
     
  7. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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    He'd be working in the city centre. Thanks girls! What's Long eaton like? Seen some nice new houses there on rightmove.
     
  8. xemmax

    xemmax mummy in love

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    I'm from Long Eaton. It's quite a big town with very nice parts (and huge houses) and also quite poor parts.

    I live just outside Long Eaton on a new housing estate in Chilwell. The estate is really lovely (all of the houses are different, it's really attractive and has a big park in the middle). This is one house in the area (obviously it's a massive house but there are such a variety around here - we actually live in an apartment but there are a lot of town houses etc)

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/propert...F96649BA08EC226028B2C98D6AD16E1?premiumA=true
     
  9. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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    Oooh that looks nice, thanks! x
     
  10. sarah0108

    sarah0108 Well-Known Member

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    Im from nottingham, a little village called cotgrave
     
  11. Rhio92

    Rhio92 Connor, Saskia, OH & Me

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    I'm from Nottingham. Right on the outskirts though, near Eastwood (near Ikea) x
     
  12. Mummy2onexx

    Mummy2onexx Well-Known Member

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    Im from nottinghamshire in an area called mansfield (well im about 2 miles from mansfield) its about 25-30 minutes from notts depending on traffic, i never feel safe when im in nottingham city centre dont know why! Check nottinghamshire out if you dont want to live in the center theres some really nice areas :) xx
     
  13. Kimboowee

    Kimboowee Complete

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    Lots of areas are being regenerated with new housing estates/shops ect, but with most places you get good bits of towns and bad bits of towns
     
  14. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    Where abouts near Ikea? When I'm at OH's, we live literally 2 mins from there. :thumbup:
     
  15. Panda_Ally

    Panda_Ally Well-Known Member

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    I live in Nottingham (I'm not from there tho) Right a list of places to avoid

    (deep breathe)

    St annes
    Meadows
    Snieton
    Cartlon
    Thorneywood
    Town Centre
    Lenton (full of students)
    Dunkirk
    Lenton Abbey
    Radford
    Bobbersmill
    Whitemoor
    Bulwell
    Strelley
    Aspley
    Bilbrough
    Some areas of carrington
    Some areas of Sherwood
    Some areas of Arnold
    Bestwood (not bestwood village)
    Hyson Green
    New Basford
    Old Basford
    Netherfield
    Clifton

    A bit of a list.

    Really nice (but pricey) areas are...
    West bridgford
    The Park
    Wilford
    Woolaton
    Trowell

    There are some other areas which are okish but have some not so nice places as well e.g.
    Mapperley
    Long eaton
    Sandiacre
    Sawley
    And many others.

    LOL sorry for the long list, I have for the last 4 Years tried to find a nice place to live in Nottingham..... I am personally yet to find it!
    Sorry if my 'bad places' list offends anyone.

    xxx
     
  16. Rhio92

    Rhio92 Connor, Saskia, OH & Me

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    Do you know langley mill? x
     
  17. dizz

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    I'm in Stapleford which is just in towards Notts from Long Eaton.

    Long Eaton's mixed - some bits are really nice (the newer build bit out toward West Park has some really nice houses on it - the housing estate with all the roads named after types of coins), some of the bits further toward Sandiacre are a bit bleh... most of the schools I've always found OK (I do supply teaching so know lots of 'em) - couple of the ones with really nice kids in that I like are in Long Eaton for what that's worth. Technically it's in Derbyshire (well most of it is) but it's a bit confused because it's so close to the boundaries!

    I like where we are - catchment for a good secondary, our neighbours are fab and it's got a decent selection of things like libraries and the like - only thing I'd change would be the whacking big hill back up to the house!

    Possibly worth looking at where the new tram lines will be running if he works in the city centre - while the original tram runs through some "interesting" areas - the extension is going past some slightly nicer bits (I quite like Toton, obviously where I am in Stapleford, Chillwell's pretty nice too and they're all going to be hooked into the tram network when the extension gets built).

    (Have never been able to stand West Bridgford - always seems hideously overpriced with no parking and they had massive problems with school place shortages this year - at one point there was muttering about them having to send kids over into The Meadows schools... you can imagine how that was viewed! In the end I think they put an extra class on in one of the schools to take the bulge.)
     
  18. xemmax

    xemmax mummy in love

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    You're just up the road from me! I'm near Chilwell barracks :)
     
  19. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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  20. dizz

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    Yeah - we're just the other side of the A52 up near George Spencer! (And I seem to spend half my life in Tesco anyway)
     

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