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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Best places to live in Cheshire

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Chester cathedral

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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A homely feel

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Review Date Mar 2022

There are shops and pubs within walking distance of bayley Croft which is lovely. The roads in Willaston are fairly narrow but once you’re onto the estate, the roads feel much more open.

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The development has a narrow entrance but after that, everywhere feels spacious. There is a lovely green area as you come in and this gives the development a lovely, homely feel. The development doesn’t feel as big and crowded as others that I have seen from other builders and this was one of the first things that made me want to buy on Bayley Croft.

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There is no outside tap in the back garden.

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The finish of my home was fantastic! Compared to other builders, I feel that Stuart Milne houses are built and finished to a much higher standard.

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Review Date Mar 2022

Great pubs and local club, village shop is fully stocked and dog lovers galore in the village.

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Fantastic finish on the houses, design of estate is looking great and the Development is coming along nicely with lovely finishes along the way as they complete the estate. Lovely green areas and the park we hope is installed very soon for our daughter to enjoy

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Nothing really as the developer/sales team eased us through everything with no troubles. No complaints

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The layout is just perfect with utility area included which is a fantastic feature!

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Nice estate

Review Date Mar 2022

Local area is great.
Local club and pubs available, friendly people around.

Unfortunately the roads could have a greater access, if residents have 3 cars and have to park on the road it’s not always easily accessible. Especially for emergency vehicles if could cause problems.

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The design of the house is great, stylish and has plenty of space. Cannot fault the team in regards to snagging. However when handing over to the aftercare team it’s been hard to get work done.
Unfortunate that the gardens are poorly lay onto of rubble so they grass just sinks

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It would be ideal to know the after care don’t actually care.

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Garden size is ideal and general house room sizes.

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Brilliant lay out

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Review Date Mar 2022

Good area to live but the only problem is there is only 1 way in and 1 way out

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Brilliant lay out and the design of the property is good and there should be another way to get in to the estate as here is only 1 entry in and the same to get out and its in a good location and everyone is friendly on the estate as well cant wait to see what is all like when it as been finished

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Needs another way in

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It’s a nice lay out lovely estate to live on and friendly

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