Best places to live in Nottingham for jobs, schools and transport according to website

Colwick Road, Sneinton
Sneinton is one of the best places to live in Nottinghamshire -Credit:Nottingham Post

Carlton and Sneinton have been ranked among the best places to live in and around Nottingham, researchers have said. has compiled a list of villages, towns and suburbs based on aspects that make locations attractive to those looking for a home.

The website focuses on a number of factors, including crime rates, house prices, advertised jobs and transport links as well as the proximity to schools. It says it uses multiple data sources and combines figures to create a score-like system to filter through more than 10,000 postcode areas.

Carlton rated highly when it came to local jobs, boasting a score of 88 out of 100. The town's railway station also meant it ranked as one of the best for access to trains.

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Sneinton also scored highly in terms of job access, scoring 88, and similarly benefitted from its close proximity to a train station. The site also uses data from the last census carried out in an area.

These are the areas has decided are the best areas to live in Nottinghamshire, based on their most recently measured metrics.

Top six areas for jobs

  • Carlton - Carlton came first with a rating of 89 out of 100 for access to local jobs

  • Sneinton - The city suburb came second for local job opportunities in the county, scoring a very high 88 out of 100

  • Rise Park - The Nottingham suburb scored a slightly lower 69 out of 100, which placed it third

  • Bestwood - Bestwood scored the same score as Rise Park, with their access to local jobs rated at 69 out of 100 as well

  • Daybrook - Just outside of Nottingham, Daybrook was valued just lower than Rise Park, but still received a respectable 68 out of 100 rating

  • Red Hill - Red Hill, like Daybrook, was given a 68 out of 100 rating

Top area with excellent primary and secondary schools in Nottinghamshire

  • West Bridgford - The suburb along the Trent River is rated as the top spot for education in the county. However the house price for the area is rated as high - with a score of 71 out of 100, the website also scored local jobs as fairly average with it being given a 52 out of 100 mark.

Top six areas near train stations in Nottinghamshire

  • Carlton

  • Beeston Rylands

  • Bestwood Village

  • Beeston

  • Sneinton

Top six areas near motorway junctions in Nottinghamshire

  • Nuthall

  • Strelley

  • Bilborough

  • Whitemoor

  • Aspley

  • Bestwood Village