Why Derbyshire?

5 reasons to live in Derbyshire

  • A mix of buzzing, thriving towns and cities and beautiful countryside
  • One of the most affordable places to live in the country – it's the perfect place to buy a house. Recent articles in the Daily Telegraph and Zoopla online confirm that house prices in Derbyshire offer great value for money
  • Some of the best schools in the country – both state and private
  • Super-central location – so family and friends are never far away
  • The home of the Peak District – need we say more?


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Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live. Our county has stunning countryside, amazing history and of course, fabulous people.

Derbyshire is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales, with picturesque towns and villages, historic churches and some grand houses. It is the location of Britain’s first National Park - the Peak District National Park, which is the world’s second most visited National Park.

Whether you enjoy your shopping or leisurely sightseeing trips, Derbyshire’s lively towns offer a delightful array of attractions. Derby itself offers the best of both worlds – multicultural city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment.

In July 2017 a survey named Derby as the second best city in the UK to raise a family.

Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket analysed 35 of the biggest cities in the UK for their “family-friendliness”. Derby took second place - beating neighbouring Nottingham into sixth - thanks to the availability of affordable housing, career opportunities and a high rate of “outstanding” schools.

The city's key selling point was that it had one of the lowest average house prices on the list, at £148,437, and a low level of crime, with 17.1 burglary claims for every 1,000 home insurance quotes.

In fact, Derby has previously been listed as the second best place in the country to live and make a living. The 2014 research by statistics portal Statista compared the average salary around the country with the average mortgage in the same place. It also took into account the rate of unemployment and jobs.