Pretty villages, lively market towns, and Britain’s first National Park, Peak District National Park — Derbyshire has it all. At its heart of this East Midlands county is the affordable and appealing city of Derby, which offers major local employers including Toyota, low unemployment and costs of living, and good schools. The Peak District is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and most of the county is rural. Nevertheless, Derbyshire has an excellent public transport network, served by several bus and train companies. The villages and towns of Derbyshire, with their varied offerings of period homes and new builds, would suit those looking for a more quaint and quiet lifestyle without being isolated.