The Market Town of Arnold sits within the borough of Gedling to the northeast of Nottinghams’ City boundary. With a population of nearly 39,000, Arnold includes the areas of Daybrook, Woodthorpe, Redhill and Warren Hill and neighbouring Sherwood, Bulwell and Bestwood are all within a short driving distance.
Nottinghams’ nearby Ring-Road with its direct access to the main A60 link road, means the city centre is less than a 20 minute drive away and Arnold offers excellent transport connections to surrounding areas with local bus routes and tram stops all being close by. The NCT, Trent Barton and Sherwood Arrow bus services take you through Sherwood into Nottingham City Centre alongside other frequent routes to the towns and villages nearby. We’d recommend catching the Trent Barton Calverton bus over to Sherwood as it’s another exciting High Street to explore!
Arnold is a busy Market Town full of vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars, if you’re after a bite to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice with 26 restaurants listed on Trip Advisor and any number of takeaways and snack bars. There’s a huge variety and something to suit everyone.
Emilio’s Greek restaurant, the Istanbul Turkish restaurant and Sprinters premiere steak house all offer relaxed dining at competitive prices. Recently opened bars like Dexters, Sashas and a new Irish bar compliment the existing local pubs to provide a lively lunchtime and night-time scene.
Front Street, in the town centre, is the main shopping area, soon to include the newly developed marketplace site. The current market is held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (8.30 till 3.30) in its temporary home on Eagle Square and the new site is due to open for business in late Spring 2022.
The busy High Street includes established retailers like Boots, WHSmith, Wilko and Iceland with a selection of high-quality independent stores, bakeries and cafes all offering quality produce at reasonable prices. Larger family supermarkets are close by with Asda and Sainsburys within walking distance and Lidl and Aldi in Daybrook, just down the road.
With a large family population, schooling in the area is also important and for those with children looking to move to the town, there is a good selection of primary and secondary schools to choose from. We would always recommend researching the local catchment areas with the school directory at Find and compare schools in England – GOV.UK to get the best up to date information available for schools of interest … perhaps use the following list as a starting point!
- Arnbrook Primary School, Bestwood Lodge Dr, Arnold NG5 8NE
- Arnold Mill Primary and Nursery School, Cross Street, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7AX
- Arnold View Primary School, Gedling Road, Nottingham NG5 6NW
- Arno Vale Junior School, Saville Rd, Nottingham NG5 4JF
- Burford Primary and Nursery School, Oxclose Lane, Arnold NG5 6FX
- Coppice Farm Primary School, Laver Close, Arnold NG5 7LS
- Ernehale Infant and Junior School, Derwent Crescent, Arnold NG5 6TA
- Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy, 110 Somersby Road Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 4LT
- Killisick Junior School, Killisick Road, Nottingham NG5 8BY
- Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School, Calverton Rd, Arnold NG5 8FQ
- Robert Mellors Primary and Nursery School, Bonington Drive Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EX
- Arnold Hill Academy, Gedling Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6NZ
- Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, Darlton Drive, Nottingham NG5 7JZ
- Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Nottingham NG5 8GX
Arnold also offers a mix of Healthcare centres and Doctors surgeries to service the local community. The Stenhouse Medical Centre, Highcroft Surgery, Arnold Health Centre and The Daybrook Medical Practice are all within easy reach and Nottingham’s “Queens Medical Centre” and “City” hospitals are both within a 20 minute drive.
For the sports enthusiasts, Arnold Town Football Club are based at Eagle Valley on Oxton Road with over 25 teams playing across all ages and abilities. Merchandise is available from the club shop so why not turn up on match day and offer your support!
The Arnold Leisure Centre on the High Street boasts a 25 metre swimming pool and a further learner pool so it’s great fun for all the family. The centre underwent a full programme of refurbishment in 2014 and is well worth a visit.
Next door is Arnold’s own theatre, The Bonington offering a wide variety of high class music, theatre, film and dance and the town Library, part of this modern complex of buildings, provides the community with a choice of cultural and fitness options.
There are lots of footpaths and cycling trails and a choice of parks in the surrounding areas. The hiking loop from nearby Woodthorpe and the Arnot Hill Park and Gardens are both within easy reach. Gedling Country Park, Bestwood Country Park and Woodthorpe Grange Park offer open fields for families to enjoy outdoor activities, dog walks and picnics (weather permitting of course!) and are well worth a visit.
The town offers an exciting mix of properties to buy or rent, everything from Victorian terraces up to detached family homes and bungalows. Nearby Woodthorpe is renowned for its stunning houses both modern and traditional and there are multiple New Build sites and developments ongoing. The most recent site on Rolleston Drive is set to house 131 new properties and there are well known builders and developers expanding into both Redhill and the Calverton area also. This will provide further housing for new buyers hoping to relocate to Arnold as well as existing residents.
At Robert Ellis, we’re at the heart of the action, why not speak to our branch today, we’d love to welcome you to your perfect home and start your journey with you.
If you are looking for a local solicitor to help with your move, there are several practices within the town: Smalley Solicitors, Gladstone Solicitors and Curtis Parkinson, slightly further afield, are all able to offer conveyancing services and advise on other legal matters.
We look forward to welcoming you to the town.