Why rent in Nottingham and where ?

Nottingham is home to over 60,000 students and home to vivid nightlife, shopping, music, food and culture. If you are a student, keep in mind that you will remember your University years for your whole life, so it’s important to choose the perfect district for you to live in Nottingham ! If you are looking for a place to rent in Nottingham close to your workplace, you won’t be disappointed ! There are lots of areas that offer flats to rent in the heart of real estate to Nottingham !

The city has many popular areas. They are all very-well connected with public transport- in Nottingham you’re never too far from anywhere. Before you start house hunting, check out our guide to the best places to find a flat or a house to rent in Nottingham:

Lenton: living between to Universities

Located to the west of the city, Lenton is most certainly in the ‘Uni of’ part of town. Sitting right between Jubilee and University Park campuses, this is known as one of Nottingham’s main student hubs, with a host of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants to keep residents satisfied. Be sure to check out the Savoy cinema on Derby Road, with tickets a reasonable £4.50 with a student card. Lenton is the most popular area for students of Uni Of students but make sure you are organised as the best houses and flats go very quickly!

The City Centre: Where life happens !

Although the city is home to Nottingham Trent’s city campus, many people also call the city centre home. The reasons for living in the city are obvious: you have great access to all the buzz of the city whilst still being able to easily commute to the University Park and Jubilee campuses. The city provides easy access to The Cornerhouse and The Victoria Centre, meaning you’ll have plenty of bars, shops, restaurants and entertainment to enjoy in your free time. Make sure to visit Nottingham’s most trendy quarters such as Hockley, dubbed ‘The Creative Quarter’ due to its abundance of vintage clothing and independent coffee. There has to be a house or a flat which is right for you !

Beeston: for shopping lovers

A marina, a golf club and boutique fashion stores, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in Marbella – wrong, you’re in beautiful Beeston, Nottingham! Just a tram stop away from the University Park campus, this is an area highly populated with students from the University of Nottingham. This student bubble has a great atmosphere, and the town centre is populated with plenty of independent stores which gives the town its distinct character. Getting into the city is also a breeze thanks to Beeston’s great transport links, simply hop on the train and be in the city centre in 6 minutes.

Dunkirk: where rents are the cheapest

Situated right next door to the University of Nottingham, Dunkirk is a great place to live. An added bonus is also Dunkirk’s proximity to Wollaton Park, used as a location in the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ blockbuster film. Dunkirk is especially popular with medical students, student nurses and people working at the hospital,  due to close proximity of the QMC hospital. Bonus: Dunkirk is also one of the more affordable places to live in Nottingham. House and flats rentals are cheaper than anywhere else in the city ! Meaning more cash to splash on Ocean Fridays…!

QMC area and Creative Quarter: where business thrives

QMC is a regional ’super hospital’ and the largest teaching hospital in the UK. Six thousand people work here, creating a massive demand for property to buy and to rent.

A city thriving in the tech sector, a large tech talent pool and a strong tech ecosystem makes Nottingham a real hub for the creative and digital sector. 

The Creative Quarter is the home of all things tech and offers a range of services from co-working hubs and unique business spaces to independent restaurants and retailers. Nottingham also has a healthy, strong tech community and there are numerous tech events and meet ups across the city on a regular basis!

Companies looking to engage with our two universities can access a talent pool of 29,600 creative and digital students and can collaborate with their research and development centres of excellence.

Nottingham is the fastest growing city in the East Midlands and is currently embarking on an intense period of economic regeneration, with the £250m Southern Gateway, £150m re-development of the Broadmarsh shopping centre and the highly anticipated Boots Island site development that is set to include a 5star hotel, retail space, homes and offices. 

In the city centre you can find Guildhall Place, 300,000 sq ft of unused space that could potentially see a four-star hotel and grade A offices. The Guildhall is steeped in history and is truly a unique building.

It’s clear that Nottingham is a city on the move and with prime headline rent for Grade A office space at £19.50 per sq ft it makes the city a prime destination to invest.

We like to think our creative and independent spirit comes from the many disruptive thinkers that once called Nottingham home, from the legendary tales of Robin Hood to one of the most influential writers of the 20th century – D.H Lawrence. 

Nottingham has always been a city that has a desire to drive change, did you  know that there has been many breakthrough discoveries here such as the MRI Scanner, Ibuprofen, HP Sauce and the invention of a machine that helped kick off the industrial revolution!

Fast forward many years, Nottingham is now proudly home to major brands such as Experian, Boots, Speedo, Capital One, Raleigh, TDX and UNiDAYS.

Not only is Nottingham a great place to invest or relocate your business to, our quality of life offering is second to none and you can enjoy city life at a fraction of the cost you would pay in London. 

When it comes to typical annual savings, Nottingham ranks number one with workers saving on average £6k more than those in London meaning you can really make the most of our forever growing food and drink scene, famous music venues, independent shops and world-class sporting events.