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Chesterfield

Looking for a new home in Chesterfield?

Chesterfield is in an excellent location, 12 miles south of Sheffield and 24 miles north of Derby.  The town has good links to Mansfield, Nottingham, and Derby, as well as to the smaller Derbyshire towns of Matlock, Bakewell, and Newark-on-Trent.

The M1 is an asset for commuters and there are plenty of convenient cross-country routes for Worksop and Lincoln to the east, and the Peak District National Park to the west. Chesterfield is an ideal hometown, with all the essential facilities, alongside character and history.

Living in Chesterfield

Travel and transport

Chesterfield's key road routes are the A61 to Sheffield, the A619 to Bakewell and the A617 which joins the M1 at Junction 29. The A632 and 6192 take you to Junction 29A of the M1.

The average journey time to Sheffield by train on the East Midlands Railway is 20 minutes. It’s only a few minutes more by train to Derby and about 40 minutes to Nottingham. East Midlands Airport is 35 miles away, and Manchester Airport is 41 miles away.

Local information

Chesterfield has excellent market town facilities. The traditional street market, which takes place three times a week, is one of the largest open-air markets in the country. The Shambles are the town's atmospheric medieval streets, and there are modern shopping centres – Vicar Lane Shopping Centre and the Ravenside Retail Park - and national supermarket brands.

The Alma Leisure Park combines shopping with places to eat and a cinema. Queens Park is one of the town's largest green spaces, complete with a lake and a sports centre. For health services, Chesterfield Royal Hospital is in the Calow area of town off the A632.

Local schools

The town has a choice of 10 secondary schools, depending on the catchment area. About half of these have a sixth form. Chesterfield College of Further Education is a popular choice for 16+ education.