Sneinton is a south-eastern suburb of Nottingham. The area is bounded by Nottingham City Centre to the West, Bakersfield to the North, Colwick to the East, and the River Trent to the South.
House prices have risen over the past few decades but housing remains relatively cheaper in Sneinton than in other Nottingham suburbs. Sneinton has recently enjoyed a renaissance, with many Victorian properties being bought and developed by young professionals.
Sneinton Dale provides a range of amenities for the area and Nottingham City Centre is within walking distance. Sneinton has retained a sense of community and the area has a multi-cultural flavour. Sneinton Market is an open-air market in the British tradition; it is situated at the western end of Sneinton, where the district meets the city boundary and next to the Motorpoint Arena. Sneinton Dale and Sneinton Boulevard are the two main high streets and offer a diverse range of thriving restaurants and stores. The Sneinton Business Forum represents over 160 local businesses
There are around a dozen public houses in Sneinton, the oldest of which is The Lord Nelson, sited in a 500-year-old building.
Sneinton also has the Victoria Leisure Centre and there are also two local basketball teams.
The major landmark is Green’s Mill and Science Park off Windmill Lane, a restored and working 19th century windmill, There is also the Sneinton Dragon which is a large sculpture that stands at the junction of Colwick Loop Road and Sneinton Hermitage. Made from stainless steel, it was created by local craftsman Robert Stubley. There are several parks and allotments within Sneinton, such as Belvoir Park and the Dale Allotments, but by far the largest green space is Colwick Woods. Colwick Woods lies to the east of Sneinton, and at 50 hectares or 123 acres, is almost as large as Sneinton itself
Sneinton has six primary schools; William Booth Primary, Edale Rise Primary and Nursery School, Sneinton St Stephen’s CofE Primary School, Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy, the Iona School, and The Nottingham Academy.
The religious vibrancy of Sneinton reflects the diversity of its inhabitants. There are four COE churches: St. Christopher’s, St. Cyprian’s, St. Matthias, and St. Stephens. A Catholic Church, St. Albans, and St. Lukes which is now the Congregation of Yahweh. The Albion Congregational church also lies within Sneinton. St Mary’s and St. George’s are the local Coptic Christian place of worship, and Bethesda represents the Pentecostal faith. Beyond Christianity, there is also a Hindu Temple and Community Centre on Carlton Road, and the Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque on Sneinton Dale, giving the Muslim community a place to worship.
Many bus routes pass through Sneinton both to and from the city, including the 43 via Bakersfield and the 44 via Colwick, Netherfield and Gedling. Transport links make it an ideal spot for those working in Nottingham City Centre.