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.
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.
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.