The average house price in Nottingham is almost £450,000 less than in London – £136,246 in Nottingham compared to £582,816 in London.
Residential rental prices in Nottingham are 68.85% lower than in London.
Property here ranges from Edwardian apartments, to Gothic Victorian mansions in the Park Estate, modern riverside apartments overlooking the River Trent, traditional detached family homes and loft conversions in the city’s historic Lace Market.
A recent ‘salary stretcher’ index compiled by UK job site City Calling has revealed that Nottingham ranks number one when it comes to typical annual savings, with the typical worker saving, on average, £6000 more than those in London.
The average salary for someone working in a digital role in the city for example is £44,000.
LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
The recent Tech Nation 2017 report reported that 89% of Nottingham residents rate their quality of life as good, compared to London where just 59% of residents rated their quality of life as good.
Nottingham is a modern city of contrasts. From culture, shopping and dining out in this thriving city to historic buildings and beautiful countryside, you can make the life what you want in Nottingham.
Our restaurant and bar scene is renowned across the UK and it has recently been confirmed that our independent restaurant and bar scene has the third biggest growth in the UK. We’ve great venues from Jamie’s Italian to the award-winning World Service and Michelin-starred Sat Bains, as well as pavement cafes and hidden speakeasy bars. Your evening awaits – with bars stretching into the city’s cave networks, one of the oldest pubs in the world by Nottingham Castle, a former Victorian music hall and old warehouses and lace factories converted into music and arts venues, there’s always something new to discover.
Soak in some culture from the city’s many art galleries, buzzing theatres or museums, or explore the network of caves under your feet. The Guardian recently described Nottingham as “cinematic, collaborative and creative.”
Nottingham is in the top 30 retail rankings in Europe and is the only city in the East Midlands to be in the top 50. Our retail offer includes everything from designer stores to high street chains such as such as Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, Joules, Ted Baker, L’Occitane, Jo Malone, Vivienne Westwood and Jack Wills, and vintage emporiums.
For those who want to escape the city, historic villages, mansions and stunning countryside are just a short journey away – access the legendary Sherwood Forest or the breathtaking Peak District.
And if sport is your thing, you won’t be short of choice – Nottingham is Visit England’s Home of Sport. Home to two football clubs, a National Watersports Centre, the National Ice Centre, many country parks and sports centres, and the world-famous Trent Bridge cricket ground, which hosts the Ashes, they’ll always be an event for you to attend or a club for you to join.
Nottingham is in the top two UK cities for green spaces and was named the UK’s cleanest city in the Clean Britain Awards in 2014. It is one of the safest cities to live in has also won been awarded Purple Flag status, four years running, recognising the city as a safe and enjoyable night out.
You can afford to enjoy it all – with the lower cost of living in Nottingham, salaries can remain competitive while you can enjoy more disposable income.
Over £800 million has been invested into Nottingham’s transport infrastructure over the past 3 years and the size of the Nottingham Tram network has tripled.
We’ve also an award-winning public transport network and miles of cycle paths for you to enjoy in your spare time or use for your commute.
Nottingham’s travel to work times are some of the shorted in the UK, and we now have a new refurbished train station, with London under two hours away on the train.
80% of Nottingham city primary pupils (up 9% since 2012) and 84% of Nottingham city secondary pupils (up 18% since 2012) are taught in a good or outstanding school in 2016.
More than nine out of ten parents have secured a place at their first preferred primary school for their children in September 2017.