Derbyshire lies in the East Midlands of England full of both modern urban living and opportunities to live in and around gorgeous green sites such as the Peak District and the National Forest. Settlement in Derbyshire has a long history, with the first evidence of people living in the county dating back to the Bronze Age. In the modern day, Derbyshire offers peaceful rural living in acres of green and rolling countryside to more urban living in vibrant and diverse areas such as Derby and Chesterfield. With both extensive state and independent education available throughout the county, Derbyshire provides a wonderful place for young families. With restaurants, bars, pubs, theatres and gyms, Derby itself is also a fantastic location for young professionals. Housing in the county therefore varies between gorgeous country houses set in rolling countryside to chic city living apartments, and everything in between.