Beeston – a Thriving and Diverse Town
Located five miles South-West of Nottingham city centre, yet very much retaining its own identity and town feel, Beeston is vibrant and popular with strong employment centres, excellent transport links, a range of independent and national retailers and a variety of leisure and cultural activities.
In the nineteenth century it was decided that the name came from the idea that Beeston was a ‘hive of industry’, thus came about the Bee which can be seen everywhere around Beeston from the council building to the bins, we even have a sculpture by renowned artist Sioban Coppinger that depicts a man surrounded by bees.
Beeston has strong ties with Nottingham University with the Park Campus located to the East of the town centre. This provides the town with employment opportunities and gives Beeston an undergraduate and postgraduate population enriching diversity and culture within the town.
There are excellent transport links in Beeston from the train station with services to and from London every hour and connecting services to Derby for further afield. Beeston has an excellent bus network and the NET tram which gives easy access to Nottingham University, the Queens Medical Centre and the city centre. For those looking to commute we have the A52 and the junction 25 of the M1 around four miles away.
For the sports enthusiast, Beeston has the Pure Gym, Bramcote Leisure centre, Beeston Fields Golf Course and the National Cycle Route 6 passes through Beeston, Nottingham city centre and West Bridgford. For the runners among you, there’s a weekly Park Run a free 5km run around Beeston Rylands, a women’s only running group and each September Nottingham host the Robin Hood Marathon and half marathon.
For Culture and leisure Beeston and it ‘s surrounding area’s offer an abundance of activities such as the award-winning Attenborough Nature Reserve and the Canalside Heritage Centre in Beeston Rylands along with Wollaton Hall and Park Gardens. This striking Elizabethan Mansion which you may recognize from the Batman Film, houses a local history museum. We also have the blue plaque trail which informs of famous people and historical connections to Beeston – there are 34 around the town, so pull out your walking boots and get exploring.
Beeston’s main shopping area is situated along the High Road, much of which has been pedestrianised. There are national retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s and Argos, but the town is best known for its selection of high-quality independent stores such as Fred Hallams (Greengrocer and Fish/Game monger), Iguazu Fair Trade (Furniture and Gifts).
Travelling further along the High Road, towards Broadgate Park, there are specialist East Asian and Mediterranean food shops. The main shopping centre, “The Square” has seen significant development with the implementation of the tram and now has a bustling contemporary feel. The square hosts seasonal Craft Fairs and Markets throughout the year. There is also further potential development such as a proposed cinema complex. At the retail park located out-of-town at Chilwell, there are a range of stores to visit such as M&S Food, TK Maxx, Matalan, Next and Sports Direct.
Beeston has a strong employment base home to a large number of national and international companies including Boots, Siemens and Atos which attracts a constant stream of new people to the area adding to the diversity of the town.
There are also a large number of restaurants and takeaways, offering a wide selection of food from around the World, including the 2016 winner of The Vegetarian Food Awards, Café Roya. People who live in Beeston have no need to travel by tram into Nottingham to enjoy a ‘meal out’. There is so much choice on the doorstep, with over 40 Restaurants listed by TripAdvisor.
For those with children looking to move to either Beeston, Beeston Rylands, Chilwell, Attenborough or Wollaton, there are plenty of State and Independent schools for both Primary and Secondary levels At Robert Ellis we would always recommend that you check out the school directory at www.schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk or www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education to get the best up to date information available for the schools you are interested in. Please remember to research catchment areas if there is a particular school you have in mind. Schools often keep a list of addresses in their school office which consist of their catchment area.
Beeston has a wide range of properties to suit all needs and budgets from attractive Victorian terraced houses ideal for first-time buyers one and two bedroom apartments, great for those looking for ease of maintenance or a good long-term buy to let investment and good quality traditional family houses. At the other end of the spectrum, Beeston Fields Drive is a private road with an eclectic mix of individual built houses nestling alongside to Beeston Field Golf Course. We currently have this property for sale http://www.robertellis.co.uk/property-details/27529524/
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