Cheshire

Cheshire is a county in the North West of England. It has a population of over half a million people and is known for its beautiful countryside, including the Peak District National Park. Home to many universities, Cheshire’s educational system rivals that of any other county in the UK. In this guide, we’ll cover all you need to know about buying property in Cheshire, from location to schools and everything in between!

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Where is Cheshire?

Cheshire is located in the North West of England. It is bordered by Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The county town is Chester

Areas in Cheshire

Cheshire has an amazing combination of rural and urban areas. The rural villages and towns are known for their rolling hills, picturesque scenery and traditional pubs. The larger towns offer all the amenities you could need, including shops, restaurants, bars and sports facilities. Some of the most popular places to live in Cheshire include:

Warrington – Located in the North of Cheshire, Warrington is a large town with plenty to offer residents. It has excellent schools, a thriving nightlife and great transport links.

Macclesfield – Macclesfield is located in the East of Cheshire and is home to many high-ranking schools. The town has a charming old-world feel to it and offers an excellent range of shops and restaurants.

Alderley Edge – A popular choice for commuters, this leafy village is located in Cheshire East. There are great transport links to the surrounding areas with Manchester only a short journey away by car or train.

Cheshire countryside

Chester – The county town of Chester is a popular choice for families. It has a number of good schools and plenty of green space, as well as a lively town centre with an array of shops and restaurants.

Crewe – Crewe is well-known as the home of Rolls Royce, although its rich industrial heritage means it also has a number of attractive old buildings to admire. The town also has a good selection of schools and restaurants.

Nantwich – This historic market town lies just south of Crewe and offers many benefits for families looking to relocate. It’s well-connected by rail services linking up with major cities, and there’s a good choice of schools to choose from.

Prestbury – This popular village is home to some beautiful properties, with extensive grounds for children to enjoy playing in. It also benefits from excellent transport links allowing commuters easy access into Manchester or Chester.

Universities in Cheshire

There are a number of universities located in Cheshire, including the University of Chester, the Crewe campus of Manchester Metropolitan University and the Chester campus of The University of Law.

University of Chester – This university is well known for its high-quality teaching and research, along with a strong focus on employability.

Crewe campus of Manchester Metropolitan University –  This campus is located in Crewe town centre and provides a range of courses with flexible study options.

Cheshire countryside

Chester campus of The University of Law – The Chester campus was recently recognised as being amongst the best law schools for student satisfaction by the Legal Education Foundation’s Graduate Employability Benchmarking Survey 2017.

Top Schools in Cheshire

Some of the top schools in Cheshire are:

St. Mary’s College – This Catholic school is Cheshire’s only co-educational independent day and boarding school for students aged 11–18, with an IB World School status.

Cransley School – This co-educational day and boarding school is situated in the village of Cranage, near Holmes Chapel and has been rated as outstanding by OFSTED.

Cheshire Oaks – This school is situated in the village of Backford, near Chester and has also been recognized as an outstanding school by Ofsted for its work with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Population of Cheshire

As of the 2019 census, Cheshire has a population of 931,347, mostly centred around the metropolitan boroughs of Chester, Warrington, and Stockport. Due to its proximity to Manchester and Liverpool, the area has seen a large influx of people in recent years, resulting in an increase of almost 20% in population since 2001.

 

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perfect for first time buyers

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Review Date Jul 2022

Good location

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Plenty of storage space, nice design, perfect for first time buyers, lots of traffic though but estate is still being built so that’s to be expected. Only problem is that customer service is lacking and 12 months after the house is build they no longer care to fix snags even those already reports when first moved in

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How bad the customer service is, still waiting for snags to be sorted 18 months later

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Plenty of storage space provided, nice design and cosy

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Perfect place

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Review Date Jul 2022

All as it should be at the village

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Modern and classic at the same time. Well build houses. Nice green space arrangement. One disadvantage I can think of is no bins around, especially dog’s poo bins. Great playground. Wish that speed bumps would be present at the way through on the estate.

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Good communication

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Brilliant property, great location, helpful staff

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Review Date Jun 2022

Stockport shopping centre is a bit lacking when coming from the big city but it still has enough to provide for your needs.
The train station is maybe a 3 minute walk.
There are many hairdressers within a 10 minute walk.
We’re in a great position to get to other areas nearby Stockport.
And parking is only a 5 minute walk away.
There’s also a usable gym which always comes in handy.

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To be honest I don’t really have anything negative to say. The property and the staff have both been wonderful!

Our bathroom is a bit small but we knew that before we moved in and we have lots of space for everything else. The building has a nice open floor plan and the roof is lovely to relax on.

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I would have like to have known that there is a window in the kitchen.

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I messaged management when my electric went out, and within minutes someone had come down to save me.

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Perfect Combination of Small Town and City Living

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Review Date Jun 2022

10/10. I enjoy living away from the main centre but having all the amenities that I require. The independent shops mixed in with a few mainstream stores is the perfect combination. Love it. The street is quite busy but that is expected when living next to a train station and bus route. The trains are very accessible as it is a direct link to the south without any changes usually and Into Manchester and Liverpool town centres. Bin collection is never a problem and it is also eco friendly.

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The design of the building is great. Never had an issue here. Love the roof top garden but wish that it wrapped around the building. Great work from home space downstairs and the gym has started to become useful. Property management are very kind and helpful. Any issue that is presented is meet with a swift reaction. Building management are a bit slow but they do complete the work.

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Busy street with kids fighting at McDonald’s, management hold tenant get togethers

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Swiftly and the communication was there even if the problem could not be solved right away.

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