Alfreton is a town in the east of Derbyshire, located in the East Midlands of England. After having been founded by King Alfred in the early medieval period, the town developed agriculturally and as a mining location, as well as later holding a water mill. Modern-day Alfreton is a picturesque town, bordering on the Peak District. This location makes Alfreton perfect for those wanting to explore the great outdoors. Those who are more shopping or food-minded will enjoy Alfreton's range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Alfreton presents easy transport for Derby as well as nearby Sheffield, Loughborough and Nottingham, making the area perfect for young professionals. Young families will be delighted by the schools available in the local area. Homes in Alfreton are affordable, ranging from gorgeous country homes to cosy terraces.