England > East Midlands property

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The many attractive faces of the East Midlands

England's East Midlands is the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. There, purchasable properties can be found to suit all tastes and budgets. The transport links are good and there are plenty of attractions to visit - something for all the family to enjoy.

The breathtakingly panoramic Derbyshire Peak District is a huge draw for people considering buying property in the East Midlands. Charnwood Forest in the region has volcanic rock thought to be around 600 million years old and Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham, is steeped in the tradition of the outlaw Robin Hood. Alton Towers and Gulliver's Theme Park are also perfect destinations for a family day out.

Getting there

Motorways serving the East Midlands include the M1, A52 and A6. If train travel is your preference, getting to cities like Derby, Nottingham and Leicester is easy from London stations and from the rest of the UK. East Midlands airport connects with flights from around the UK and worldwide.

East Midlands entertainment

Theatre and opera-lovers will be in their element in the region - Buxton Opera House in Derby puts on around 450 performances each year, and at the Arts, Theatre and Cinema Venue in Spalding there are always live arts events to enjoy. Cineplexes in East Midlands cities show all the latest blockbuster films.

The cost of living in the region is traditionally lower than in the West Midlands (where Birmingham dominates). And if you're relocating from London, you'll find wining and dining and nights out at the many theatres, cinemas and music venues in the East Midlands are far cheaper than in 'The Smoke'.

Talking of money...

House prices in the East Midlands can be as varied as the eclectic selection of properties available to buy there. If you're on a tight budget and hope to find a small but cosy one-bedroomed flat, you may well bag one if you look around. And if money is no object, there are numerous grandiose mansions to choose from!

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