Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands with a population of around 780,000 people. It includes most of the Peak District, touches on the Pennines and covers some of the National Forest. Derby is the biggest city in the county followed by Chesterfield. Popular towns in Derbyshire include Swadlincote, Ilkeston, Belper, Buxton and Glossop.
Due to its fantastic location with Greater Manchester to the northwest, Staffordshire to the west, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, and Nottinghamshire to the east, Derbyshire is a great place to call home. And you’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Derbyshire across our new build developments in the county.
Derby was ranked the top place to live in the UK for young people in 2020
There are 45 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in Derbyshire
The county is home to one university, the University of Derby
Derbyshire has excellent transport links including its own international airport
The county is home to the stunning Peak District
WHY DERBYSHIRE IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Derbyshire is a very popular county to live in for young professionals and families. In fact Derby was ranked as the top place to live in the UK for young people by TotallyMoney in 2020. This is down to the affordability of living, the job opportunities and the great schools.
Families with school age children are well served by the 45 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, including 12 primary schools. The “Outstanding” primary schools in Derbyshire include Ashover Primary School, Brockwell Junior School, and Charlotte Nursery and Infant School. The county also boasts one major university – the University of Derby.
For those that love to get out and explore the outdoors, Derby has so much to offer as the home of the stunning Peak District National Park. Locations like Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton, Edale and Tissington are all within the national park’s boundaries and are beautiful places to live. Peak District walks not to be missed include the likes of Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and Cave Dale amongst many more.
Despite boasting much in the way of countryside and green open spaces, Derbyshire also has fantastic transport links too. The M1 connects it with the rest of the country, whilst there is also an extensive rail network in the county – a train from Derby to London is just over an hour and a half. The county also has its own international airport – East Midlands Airport, based in Castle Donington.
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Derbyshire has long been heralded as a hub for innovation in the UK. From one of the world’s oldest factories – the Silk Mill in Derby – to today’s big businesses, innovation is a key part of the employment sector in the county. Today there are many career opportunities with employers including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Alstom Transport.
If you want to live in Derbyshire, you’ll find a range of new build homes in Derbyshire with Wain Homes.
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