Moving to a new area is an exciting but daunting prospect, especially if you are leaving friends and family behind. There’s so much to organise and consider. Researching the geography of the area, finding somewhere to live, and establishing a social circle are primary concerns.
We hope our blog on Moving to Derby will help you along your way moving to a new home in a new city.
Derby is a small city in central England that is centre for advanced transport manufacturing and home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce. Toyota Manufacturing UK's automobile headquarters is also south west of the city at Burnaston. Bombardier, based just out of the city, is a global centre of excellence for rail engineering and aluminium car body manufacture.
Derby is a short drive from the M1 motorway giving you great access to other areas in the country. Other larger cities close by are Nottingham, a 25-minute drive down the A52 – Brian Clough Way. Leicester and Sheffield are nearby via the M1.
In 2017, Derby’s population is estimated at 255,377
Property buying and rental figures
The average price for property in Derby stood at £196,725 in October 2017. This is a fall of 1.28% in the last three months (since July 2017) and fall of 0.96% since 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in Derby sold for an average of £124,536 and terraced houses for £128,654. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.
Rental figures for Derby are also favourable compared to the UK average. Flats average £586 pcm. Two bedroom houses £559 pcm and three bedroom houses £631 pcm.
Areas in the Derby area more favourable for working professionals close to the city are Oakwood, Allestree and Mickleover.
Compiled by The Times, outside the city, Bakewell and Melbourne have been listed as two of the best towns to live in Britain. Bakewell was ranked 2nd whilst Melbourne finished 15th.
Schools and Education
Derby has an excellent range of local authority and independent schools. It also has some of the best educational institutions in the UK
Derby college is one of the UK’s largest Further Education institutions and welcomes over 20,000 learners each year. The University of Derby, which attracts over 35,000 students each year to Derby, is highly rated by its students. It also ranked in the top 50 in The Guardian University Guide 2017, climbing 25 places to be ranked 48.
Derby's Uni’s figures include:
Satisfied with the course - 86.2% (based on annual National Student Survey)
Satisfied with teaching - 88.8%
Staff to student ratio - 14.8
To this day Derby continues to invest in its already successful educational infrastructure.
Compare local primary and secondary schools and colleges in the area by clicking here
Things to do
Derby is in a great area of Central England with lots of things to do.
We are thankful to have the Peak District right on our doorstep. There’s many activities and great walks all throughout the area. Many from Derby frequently visit Dovedale or Matlock, especially Matlock Bath.
For kids, Megazone, Bounce Revolution, Rollerworld, The Climbing Unit and Markeaton Park are all within walking distance of the City. For more activities visit here
Alton Towers is only a 45-min drive from Derby. If you are a thrill seeker and never visited here before, it’s a must!
In the City, the Intu shopping centre has a large selection of shops and food halls. Most of the top name branded shops are here, along with a luxurious cinema, bowling alley and food outlets, such as Nando’s and Frankie and Benny’s, to name a few.
There’s regular Ghost walks in the city if you are into the paranormal. Derby was voted 2nd most haunted city in England. More details can be found here
If you are into Real Ale then Derby is the place for you. There’s many CAMRA pubs in the city. All with a great reputation for serving fine ales. To find all CAMRA pubs please visit here
Take a look on Trip Advisor for more things to do within the Derby area
At DW Removals of Derby we appreciate that moving to a new home in a city you do not know can be an overwhelming process. Let our professional team take away the stress and assist you fully in making your move a smooth one. We can help with packing, moving and storage, and can ensure all your removal needs are catered for. With expert knowledge on the Derby area, we can help with any questions you may have.
We will provide a quality service and would be happy to help assist you with any queries to help you settle into your new home. Trust DW Removals of Derby to make your move as positive and productive as possible.
If you are moving to Derby soon, get in touch with DW Removals of Derby today for your free quotation.