The best places to live in Derbyshire

We have a number of new builds available in Derbyshire within several areas including Derby, Chesterfield, Swadlincote, Clay Cross and Holmewood.

Derbyshire is a beautiful county in the East Midlands. The area is known for its rolling hills and dramatic peaks, including the majestic Kinder Scout, which is one of the highest points in Derbyshire.

In recent years Derbyshire has been said to be one of the best places to make a living in the UK.

Living in Derby

If you're considering living in Derby, you'll be delighted to hear that there are many reasons why this city is a great place to call home. Derby offers something for everyone, with plenty of facilities and amenities, a warm and friendly community, plus attractive living options in the surrounding areas.

Living in Derby puts you right at the heart of the UK’s transportation network. With direct train links to London as well as excellent motorway connections nearby, you can also reach East Midlands Airport in roughly 20 minutes by car or train. 

The living costs in Derby are also surprisingly affordable. With house prices far lower than those in other parts of the UK, meaning you can get more for your money. The city also has excellent schools, both independent and state-funded, as well as various higher education colleges and universities.

Derby allows you to enjoy both rural and urban life, with shopping centres and entertainment complexes to open green spaces, giving you the best of both worlds. 
If you are interested in living here, we have some amazing new builds available in Derby. Discover our new 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes in Cotchett Village.

Living in Chesterfield 

Chesterfield is a vibrant and growing city that has much to offer its residents. It's why so many people choose to call it home. From excellent school systems to fun recreational activities, there's something for everyone in Chesterfield.

Residents of Chesterfield benefit from some of the best schools in the region, with unique educational programs and high-performing athletics teams. With nearby universities and community colleges, Chesterfield is an ideal place for all stages of education.

Living in Chesterfield means having access to plenty of great leisure activities, with multiple parks throughout the town, perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying nature or playing sports with friends. The town also boasts several popular restaurants, shops to explore.

We currently have a number of developments located in Chesterfield, take a look here to find your perfect home

Living in Swadlincote

Swadlincote is an appealing place to live for many people, especially those looking for a close-knit community. Swadlincote has plenty of amenities and facilities to offer its residents, ranging from exceptional schools and leisure centres to delightful parks and open spaces.

For families with children Swadlincote offers excellent schooling options in both primary and secondary education. Swadlincote is served by a number of good schools such as Belmont Primary School, The Pingle Academy and St Edward’s Catholic Academy.

It is also home to a number of recreational facilities such as Mercia Archers and Swadlincote Snowsports Centre. You will also find many outdoors areas to explore such as Eureka Park and Swadlincote Woodlands and park. 

Swadlincote is also easily accessible from cities such as Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham, making it an ideal location for commuters looking for easy access to jobs in larger towns or cities.

If this sounds like the perfect place for you, we have new homes available in Swadlincote on our Cadley Village development, here you will find a number of 3 and 4 bedroom homes. 

Living in Clay Cross

Clay Cross is a great place to live, with friendly neighbours and plenty of amenities, it was originally an industrial town. It offers residents a range of facilities and amenities that make living there comfortable and convenient. 

You'll find excellent public transport links, beautiful parks, quality schools, an array of local shops and eateries within easy reach, as well as other useful amenities such as post offices and leisure centres.

Kenning Park is a beautiful park with a pond that was gifted to Clay Cross by a local businessman back in 1931. It is a great place for the whole family, you can enjoy the wildlife, play in the children's park or just enjoy the grounds. 

We currently have new homes in Clay Cross at our Egstow Park development.

Living in Holmewood

Holmewood is a village located in the northeast of Derbyshire and is a nature haven for a diverse array of wildlife. Explore Holmewood Woodlands, where you can look out for the many birds that live within the woods, such as Kestrel and Greenfinch, or spot the several types of butterflies. People also enjoy walking around the pond during summer and spotting the different dragonflies and damselfly and the Five Pits Trail.

Holmewood’s local school is Heath Primary School, you will find more schools in the neighbouring villages North Wingfield and Temple Normanton, such as North Wingfield Primary and Nursery Academy and Grassmoor Primary School. 

Discover our Alma Place & Earl's Park developments for new 3, 4 and 5 homes in Holmewood. 

Explore all our Derbyshire developments. If you are interested in arranging a viewing or want to find out more about our part exchange opportunities, please feel free to get in touch.