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Mansfield is a very large market town, surrounded by lots of villages, with a total population of almost 100,000.  Whilst it does not hold city status, it was recently categorised as a ‘small city’ by the Centre for Cities.  It has great road networks, with fast connections north and south via the M1 motorway, or the A1 to the east.

The district has a strong industrial heritage in coal mining and textiles, and many people moved to the area from Scotland, the North East and elsewhere in the heyday of the coal mining industry in Nottinghamshire.

For commuting and leisure, the town is close to the vibrant city of Nottingham and other towns and villages including Edwinstowe, known as the home of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest.

Lifestyle

Mansfield is surrounded by attractive countryside, and Sherwood Forest, ideal for long walks, whilst the town itself offers a wide range of bars and shopping opportunities.

For schooling, many of the town’s schools has seen impressive improvements in their rankings in recent years and West Notts College is well regarded.

Olympian Rebecca Adlington OBE is from Mansfield and after winning two gold medals at Beijing in 2008 her success immediately boosted swimming interest in the area, and The Sherwood Swimming Baths adjacent to the former Sherwood Colliery was refurbished and renamed the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre. Mansfield is also home to Water Meadows, a swimming complex with wave machines, gym, sauna and sunbeds.

The town is home to Football League club Mansfield Town, known as The Stags, to Mansfield Rugby Club and Mansfield Giants, the town’s premier basketball club.

Transport Links

Fantastic road links, a brand new multi million-pound bus station and access to the rail network, provides Mansfield with excellent communication links.  The town lies 10 minutes from junctions 27, 28 and 29 of the M1 and is around 18 miles from the A1 at neighbouring Newark-on-Trent.  Radiating off the ring road are the A60 to the north and south, the A617 to the east and west, and the A38 running to the south-west, all the way to Bodmin in Cornwall, the longest A road entirely within England.

Buying or Selling Property

The Mansfield area has a strong housing market with plenty of properties that are ideal for first time buyers or the rental market.  With prices well below the UK national average house price, many people locate to the area as it offers great value and ideal connections to nearby town/cities.  A perfect choice for first time buyers and investors alike.

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