Why Mapperley Park Is The Ideal Place To Live In Nottingham

11th February, 2016, by Lee Matthews MNAEA

With Nottingham being tipped as one of the key UK cities where house prices are set to soar in 2016, as reported in The Times, it seems that the city is about to come under even more demand. But, if you’re undecided on where to make your next move, here is a guide to one of Nottingham’s hotspot neighbourhoods, Mapperley Park. With prices for every budget and close proximity to the city centre, this is a haven for investors and first time buyers alike.


49% of people said location is the deciding factor when it comes to buying a house, according to research from ‘My Home Move’; Mapperley Park luckily is geographically blessed. Just two miles from the city centre, sitting in between two of Nottingham’s most well connected roads, Mansfield Road and Woodborough Road, this leafy suburb brings you the best of connectivity, city life and countryside. It’s also just 6 miles to the M1, meaning it’s a top spot for commuters.


With 4 nearby primary schools to choose from, well known secondary comprehensives close by and being in walking distance from Nottingham’s two private schools for boys and girls, you are spoilt for choice. What’s more, Haydn Primary School has just been rated outstanding by Ofsted and Carrington Primary and Nursery School has just achieved a 100% pass rate across all areas of their key stage 2 assessments, so you’re not short of quality options.


No matter how short the walk into the city centre is, there’s nothing quite like having convenience on your doorstep. Mapperley Park has all of the essential amenities, and if this extends to cafes and pubs, the area delivers in that department as well, meaning you get that neighbourhood feel just minutes from a city.

Idyllic surroundings

With research from the ‘My Home Move’ survey showing that 29% of house buyers find it important to have green areas close by, and 9% considering architectural beauty a key selling factor, the area’s surroundings are worth a mention. Mapperley Park is recognised as a conservation area meaning you can expect rows of grand Edwardian and Victorian houses, some converted, some remaining as a whole, to cater to households of any size and of any budget.


The average price for a house in Mapperley Park sits at £221,339, having grown an impressive 16% from last year and whilst this shows remarkable growth, research in The Times which tips Nottingham as one of the 11 regional cities set to soar in 2016 as buyers are being priced out of the capital, so prices look as if they will continue to rise. Whilst there are homes in the top end, it’s also a haven for first time buyers, with flats averaging £113,308, making the initial deposit all the more feasible.

Lee Matthews specialises in selling homes in Mapperley Park:

“More and more people are discovering and being drawn to the leafy suburb of Mapperley Park. With tree lined streets and wonderful period houses there is much to offer for families and professionals.”

We currently have a range of properties to suit a whole host of price brackets, from one bedroom apartments to family homes of five.

For more information about any of our properties in Mapperley Park, please contact Lee Matthews on lee@fhpliving.co.uk or 0115 941 5938