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Good locations in Derbyshire

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Toria30 Mon 21-Dec-15 11:33:52

Hi All, we are moving to Derbyshire in 2 months. My husband got a job in South Normanton but we are looking for a house within max 20-25 mile distance. What locations can you recommend and which are best to avoid? We are a young family with 2 little children, so looking for a decent location with access to decent nurseries and primary schools. I've heard Belper is nice?
Thank you

Annemarie1234 Fri 19-Feb-16 17:02:17

Hello Toria,I am moving also in June to The Mickleover area,my Husband was in Belper for a while the street is very nice ,but I do believe that the schools are not so great,maybe Duffield or Alestree which is just along the road,house prices dearer though.Anyway if you have not already moved hope this helps.Also I have been trying to have a meet up with Mums on this site but response is not so good,I am visiting again in April so maybe I will try again.

s42mum Sat 21-May-16 21:15:45

Price wise duffield is expensive but I know v popular. I live nearer Chesterfield as we came south from Sheffield. If you can afford it i would go for one of the villages between Alfreton and Matlock. Ashover is nicest and has a great primary school but is pricey. Woolley Moor, Brackenfield, Tansley all lovely and cheaper. Old Tupton where I live also pretty good (and cheap and highly likely kids could go to ashover or one of the wingerworth schools) as is wingerworth itself (two v good primaries). Higham is v pretty but trickier for schools. Bits of Alfreton are ok too (but think school tricky). Crich v pretty but horrendous in snow.

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