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Settled between Derby and Nottingham, close to the M1, Ilkeston is a popular market town in the county of Derbyshire. 

With its long history, the town boasts a host of high-street retailers, shopping centres and general amenities. Including the well-known annual Charter Fair, which originally started in 1252, and is one of the largest street fairs in the country, and indeed Europe. 


The benefits of a new build in Ilkeston

With higher energy efficiency and none of the seemingly endless repairs an older property can bring, a new-build home in Ilkeston is an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy the good life. 

Giving you more freedom to explore all that Derbyshire has to offer.

Living in Ilkeston

The great outdoors

Not only is Ilkeston a 45 minute drive away from the stunning Peak District National Park, it’s also surrounded by five large public parks. Including Shipley Country Park and Wollaton Hall gardens and deer park – a 500-acre estate which features a lake, cafes, a Botanic Garden and also a Natural and Industrial Museum. 

Rutland Sports Park and the Victoria Park Leisure Centre also provide excellent facilities for all ages. 

Getting around the M1

With the M1 under 10 minutes away by car, major cities such as Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester are an easy commute. Via the A609, Nottingham is a short 22 minutes drive, and Derby just 30 minutes. 

If you prefer travelling by train, the popular Ilkeston train station is on the West Midlands and Northern Line, and East Midland Railway, with journeys to Nottingham taking approximately 15 minutes. 

The East Midlands Airport is just 24 minutes by car, and local bus services include a link to the airport. 

School days

Being so close to cities such as Derby, the town is a prime spot for education opportunities. For secondary education, there’s Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, Kirk Hallam and the Saint John Catholic Voluntary Academy. 

And for ages 16 and over, Nottingham and Derby both offer college and university opportunities.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

To explore more locations near Ilkeston, browse our other Derbyshire housing developments below, including Matlock, Chellaston and more…