New Homes in Derby
Sitting on the banks of the River Derwent in the , Derby is a well-connected city in . You can drive to in less than half an hour from houses in Derby, while , , Sheffield and are all under an hour away too.
Derby caters for all kinds of tastes and ages, whether you want to pay a visit to Donington Park racetrack to the south of town, or walk around the Staunton Harold and Foremark reservoirs nearby. From museums, galleries and cathedrals, to historic stately homes and spots like Markeaton Park that are perfect for the kids, scroll down now to see our developments closest to Derby.
Living in Derby
From the pleasant city centre to the great connections and open spaces to be enjoyed across the region, Derby is a fantastic place to buy a new home. And doing just that is even better when you do so through us, thanks to offers such as our Movemaker scheme. With this, we could help you with the sale of your current home and even take care of your estate agents; fees for you.
Things to see and do in Derby
The city centre is full of interesting cultural attractions such as Derby Museum & Art Gallery, the Museum of Making and Derby Cathedral. Bass’ Recreation Ground, Derby Arboretum and Darley Park are excellent green spaces in and around the centre, while there are lots more beauty spots to enjoy on the outskirts.
From Markeaton Park and Osmaston Park to Alvaston Park with its pretty lake, don’t miss Chaddesden Park’s water playground on a sunny day or Sinfin Moor Park for when your dog needs to let loose. Additional natural spaces to enjoy in the surrounding area include Foremark Reservoir, Betty’s Pond, Derwent Mouth and Pioneer Meadows Nature Reserve, while petrolheads will love a trip to Donington Park Circuit.
Derby is a superb place to live if you have children or plan to in the future. There are lots of schools ranked as outstanding by Ofsted in and around the city centre, including Hardwick Primary, Allestree’s Lawn Primary and Wren Park Primary near Mickleover. Top secondary options include Landau Forte College, Derby Pride Academy and Littleover Community School, which are all judged to be outstanding by Ofsted also.
Transport links in Derby
Derby’s train station is just to the south east of the city centre, offering services to places like Leicester which take less than 20 minutes. Birmingham is only 40 minutes away, while it’s 50 minutes over to Stoke and an hour and a half down to London.
If you have a car, the M1 passes just to the east of Derby, allowing you to drive to Leicester in 35 minutes and Sheffield in 50. You don’t have to use the motorway to get to Nottingham, which is only around 20 minutes away along the A52.
The Derby property market
Derby has a vibrant property market with options to suit all kinds of tastes and budgets. If you want to buy a new build home, don’t miss our 4 and 5 bedroom houses on Kensey Road in Mickleover, or the 4 beds along Newton Solney if you’d rather live on the outskirts of Derby. Whatever catches your eye, don’t miss the Government’s Help To Buy in the East Midlands scheme which could give you some extra support when you buy a new home in this area.
Help to Buy Derby
In Derby you can take advantage of Help to Buy East Midlands if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy East Midlands page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.