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Calverton, in the East Midlands, is one of Nottingham’s popular outlying villages. It’s surrounded by countryside yet it’s just 8 miles from the city centre, making it an excellent choice for a new home. The local facilities, centered around Main Street, will keep you going with all the usual household essentials, with Nottingham on hand for national and independent retail options, history, culture, leisure and entertainment. This is the perfect balance for family and professional life. Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent are also within easy reach and Junction 26 of the M1 is only 13 miles away. The River Trent is a key landmark in this area. It’s the third-longest river in the UK and you can follow miles of riverside footpaths in either direction from Gunthorpe. With the comfortable balance of its residential setting and local amenities, all the benefits of city life and good transport links, Calverton has much going for it as a base for your new home.


Nottingham is famous for the legend of Robin Hood but today it’s a wonderful retail, cultural and sporting city with not one but three universities – Nottingham Trent University, the University of Law and the University of Nottingham. Quite apart from its glowing academic credentials, Nottingham is the East Midlands’ largest economic centre. It’s a great city to have on your doorstep.


Though Calverton doesn’t have its own train station there are very good bus services into Nottingham, and you can catch a train from nearby Hucknall and Bulwell. Nottingham Station is served by East Midlands, CrossCountry and Northern railways. The A614 and A6097 are the local main roads, with the M1 just to the west of Nottingham. The A46 is another important route, connecting Leicester and Lincoln.


If you head northwest from Nottingham, you’ll soon be in the Peak District National Park, where you can stop off in Bakewell, Buxton or Chapel-en-Frith. Head to Edale to get right off the beaten track on the Pennine Way. If you head east towards Lincoln, you’ll become aware of how much of Nottinghamshire enjoys a rural landscape.

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