Houses for sale in Derby: residents rate the best

Located in the heart of England, Derby offers a great option for families, professionals or anyone looking for a combination of city life and wide open green spaces. The city also offers plenty of affordable housing, and buying a new home in Derby could be a sound investment. Let’s take a look at the best new houses for sale in Derby, as reviewed by verified residents on HomeViews.

Is Derby a good place to live?

With a population of more than 250,000, Derby is a city with plenty going on, while being small enough to retain a sense of local community. In a 2016 survey, Derby was voted the fourth-friendliest city in the UK, so you’re sure to receive a warm welcome.

As far as employment and career options go, Derby can compete with some of the big-hitting cities across the UK. The city has a reputation as a hub for transport manufacturing, with Rolls-Royce aerospace and Bombardier headquartered there. Derby has been voted the second-best place in the UK to make a living.

One of Derby’s main attractions is its central location. The town enjoys easy access to some of the UK’s most dramatic scenery in the Peak District. Meanwhile, Derby’s transport connections are excellent. The M1 is nearby and the city’s station is a key stop on the Midland Mainline, connecting to London St. Pancras International.

Derby’s top new build houses for sale

So, which of Derby’s new housing developments ranks top of the pile? Take a look below to find the best new build houses Derby has to offer, as rated by verified residents on HomeViews. Our rankings are based on five distinct categories – facilities, design, location, value and management. These give you everything you need to make an informed choice about where to buy.

4.28 (10 reviews)
4.28 (10 reviews)

Taking the top spot in Derby is Manor Kingsway, a collection of two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses by Tilia Homes. The development is located a six-minute drive from Derby city centre and opposite the popular Kingsway retail park. One enthusiastic reviewer raves about how they are: “extremely impressed with how eco friendly everything is”.

Read reviews and details of Manor Kingsway, DE22

The second spot goes to Mulberry Place. The development, from Davidsons Homes, features a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in Stenson Fields, to the south of the city centre. The beautiful rolling Derbyshire countryside is on your doorstep, while the many delights of Derby city centre are just four miles away.

Read reviews and details of Mulberry Place, DE24

4.09 (14 reviews)
4.09 (14 reviews)

Castleward grabs 3rd place. This development of new properties by Lovell Homes is located right in the heart of Derby city centre, and the development features a selection of two and three-bedroom apartments, maisonettes and duplex-style houses. The city’s main shopping centre and Derby railway station are both just a five-minute walk away.

Read reviews and details of Castleward, DE1

4.07 (28 reviews)
4.07 (28 reviews)

In 4th place is Durose Country Park, by Redrow Homes. The development features a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in Derby. Residents here benefit from being nearby to Derby city centre, with its excellent shopping and leisure facilities. As well as this, Derby station has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK.

Read reviews and details of Durose Country Park, DE21

3.11 (7 reviews)
3.11 (7 reviews)

Rounding off the top five in Derby is Hackwood Grange by Redrow. Hackwood Grange is part of a major new development for Mickleover, just to the west of the city. The development offers a selection of two, three and four-bedroom houses and also includes plans for a wide range of brand new, dedicated facilities including shops and playing field areas.

Read reviews and details of Hackwood Grange, DE3

What are property prices like in Derby?

According to Zoopla, the average sale price for a property in Derby was £240,346, for the year to January 2023. This is significantly below the average price of a home in England, which stands at around £300,000, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Derby prices vary significantly according to the type of property. You can purchase a flat for an average price of just £117,598. Alternatively, you could pick up a terraced house for £166,542. You can find semi-detached homes for £216,511 and detached properties for around £350,000. Even for larger properties, Derby remains very affordable compared to England as a whole.

Do you want to find out more about life in this beautiful part of the East Midlands? Learn about Derby and the wider county of Derbyshire by clicking our area guide below. From there you can also find details of the best new build developments in Derby and across Derbyshire.

If you’re looking for a place to settle down and raise a family, Derby is a great option. Located in Derbyshire, England, Derby is a town with plenty to offer its residents. There are several areas in Derby that are perfect for families, as Read more about Derby

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to recognise high performers and help improve standards in the built environment.

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