The Top 5 Places for Families to Live in Nottingham
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8 Dec 2023

The Top 5 Places for Families to Live in Nottingham

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Posted by Phil Ashford

With plenty of parks and open spaces, a range of fun neighbourhood events and tight-knit communities, Nottingham is an ideal city for families. Here are our top picks of the best areas of Nottingham for families to live in.

Beeston centre


With its excellent location and extensive range of local amenities, Beeston is one of Nottingham's most highly regarded suburbs. Bordering the Nottingham University campus, and being home to Boots global headquarters, there is a high demand for property in this area. Beeston town centre has a wide range of shops and facilities, from unique boutiques to large supermarkets- and everything in between! You can check out our in-depth guide to Beeston below.

Wollaton hall2


Wollaton is a very popular residential area in the west of Nottingham. The area boasts an impressive range of local attractions and amenities. You will find convenient shops, local pubs, a well stocked library and excellent schools. The jewel in the crown is Wollaton Hall with its museum, deer park, lake, scenic walks and golf course. Offering excellent access to the A52 ring road and with bus routes running regularly into Nottingham City Centre, Wollaton is an ideal location for families. You'll find our full area guide for Wollaton below.



Mapperley is a popular suburb which boasts many of Nottingham's most desirable properties. There are a good range of local shops and conveniences in walking distance on Mapperley Top, and excellent transport links running into Nottingham City Centre and out into the surrounding countryside. You'll find our Mapperley area guide below.

West bridgford

West Bridgford

West Bridgford is located south of Nottingham City and borders the Trent Bridge area of Nottingham. Playing host to Nottingham Forest FC and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, there are plenty of activities to keep all the family entertained. It has its own town centre and shopping precinct with all the shops you would need including several local and chain coffee shops, restaurants and bars such as Carluccios and Pizza Express. There are also several excellent schools and other clubs and facilities available that make West Bridgford an extremely desirable place to live. Read more below.

The park

The Park

The prestigious Park Estate has long been Nottingham’s premier residential location. Just a 5-minute walk from the City Centre, yet retaining a feel of peace and tranquillity thanks to its lovely gardens and residents only access. A fabulous mix of architecture and history elevate this area above most others. You can find our area guide to The Park below.

Areas for young professionals to live in Nottingham?

If you're a young professional looking for an area guide you can find our suggestions for young professionals here.

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