Hackwood Park is approximately three and a half miles from the centre of Derby, with its excellent shops, vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan theatres, cinemas, music and sporting venues, and other cultural attractions.
The area is linked to the city centre by a local bus service that operates every 20 minutes. By rail, Derby is 45 minutes from Birmingham and less than three hours from London St Pancras, and the 25 mile long National Cycle Route 54, which passes through Derby city centre and extends to Little Eaton in the north, runs along the southern edge of the development.
There are a number of small local shopping areas nearby, including a convenience store on Ladybank Road and a small precinct around Devonshire Drive with another convenience store, a pharmacy and a post office. A second selection of shops, a little further away around Station Road, widens the choice with banks, food takeaways, hairdressers, pubs and other services, alongside Sainsbury Local and Tesco supermarkets. The large Kingsway Retail Park, around two miles away, includes Marks and Spencers, Next, Boots and other high street stores, and is adjacent to a Sainsbury supermarket and a Currys PC World store that offers recycling services for electrical items.
The beautiful green expanse of Markeaton Park, two miles away, is one of the Midlands’ most popular attractions. With a café, a dog-free play area with a paddling pool and fountains, crazy golf, cycling and other sports amenities, it is also a popular place to just stroll and relax. For golfers, Mickleover Golf Club and the Pastures Golf Club are both nearby, and other leisure amenities in the area include a football academy at Mickleover Sports Club, ten minutes walk away, and Lonsdale Swimming Pool.