Radcliffe on Trent has a population of around 8,000 and lies to the east of Nottingham on the south bank of the River Trent. It is unusual amongst Rushcliffe villages in having its own railway station, connecting the village to Nottingham in the west and Grantham to the east. The village is also well connected to Nottingham via a regular bus service. There are a number of community spaces such as the Memorial Park, a recreation ground and skate park and a complex of sports fields at the eastern edge of the village. The village also possesses four public house as well as its own football, golf and cricket clubs.