Postcode district: DE21
The DE21 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Alvaston, Arboretum, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Coxbench, Darley, Derby, Derbyshire, Derwent, Horsley, Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook, Little Eaton, Little Eaton and Breadsall, Oakwood, Shipley Park, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse, Spondon, West Hallam and Dale Abbey, West Meadows Industrial Estate, Wyvern Business Park.
Oakwood is a modern housing estate in Derby built mainly in the 1980s and 1990s. The original oak wood, from which the area is named, has been preserved as Chaddesden Wood Nature Reserve. It is the only ancient oak woodland in the city of Derby and it was declared a local nature reserve in 1991.
Semi-detached houses are the most common type of housing for this area due to the fact that they represent 49.98 per cent of the total housing stock. As far as home ownership is concerned 74.07 per cent of the homes are owner occupied, while 16.95 per cent are socially rented. The median age in the area is 37 years old. For those looking for a large detached property in the area, who two of the most desirable (and expensive) streets to live on are Vicarage Lane and Priory Gardens which contain houses that can be sold for around £380,000. At the other end of the scale, two of most affordable streets to live on are Beaufort Gardens and Huntingdon Green which contain flats that are worth an average of around £55,000. The most residential street in the area is Nottingham Road, which is home to 428 residents. The average price value for a house on that street is £111,600. Nottingham Road also has the highest number of people moving in and out of it. The average price for a three bedroom property is approximately £120,600, and for a four bedroom property it is about £192,300.