North West England

North West England is one England’s nine official regions. It is made up of Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. This corner of the UK is its third most-populated region, with Manchester and Liverpool its two principal cities. 550,000 people live in Manchester and 500,000 in Liverpool, according to estimates for 2019. Boasting stunning scenery in the Lake District and Peak District, the region also offers lively urban areas with a rich industrial, sporting and cultural heritage and a strong economic outlook.

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Salford in North West England

Where is North West England?

North West England describes the region to the south of the Scottish border and west of Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East of England. It is bordered to the south by the East and West Midlands regions.

North West England regions

North West England is made up of five main regions. We take a look at each of these below.

Lancashire

The county of Lancashire sits below Cumbria, bordered to the east by North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, and to the south by Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Although the county town is Lancaster, the city of Preston is the administrative centre of the county.

Historically, Lancashire included Manchester and Liverpool, making it a manufacturing powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution. However, its boundaries were significantly changed in 1974, losing what became Greater Manchester and Merseyside, as well as its northern section to what became Cumbria.

The Lake District in Cumbria, North West England

Cumbria

Renowned for its rugged scenery, Cumbria is England’s third-largest county, but also one of the most sparsely-populated. The Lake District National Park falls within its boundaries, as well as parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it a popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts and sightseers.

The county town of Cumbria is Carlisle. The county’s northern edge forms the Scottish border, with Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Lancashire bordering to the south and east. Its westerly coastline faces the Irish Sea.

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester was formed as a county in 1974, incorporating parts of the historic Cheshire, Lancashire and West Riding of Yorkshire counties. It includes the metropolitan boroughs of Wigan, Tameside, Trafford, Rochdale, Stockport, Oldham, Bolton and Bury, as well as Manchester and Salford.

Successfully building on its industrial past, Greater Manchester as a region has forged a new identity around thriving media and digital sectors, as well as world-famous sports teams/facilities and its music scene.

Liverpool in North West England

Merseyside

Also created in 1974, the county of Merseyside constitutes the five metropolitan boroughs of Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens and the city of Liverpool. The county is largely urban in terms of land usage, with some semi-rural and rural areas.

Merseyside gets its name from the Mersey Estuary, which splits the region in two. The city of Liverpool sits on the northen bank of the river, with regular ferry services connecting to Birkenhead and the Wirral on the southern side.

Cheshire

The county of Cheshire is a mostly rural region, along with major urban areas such as its principal city Cheshire and other centres such as Crewe, Macclesfield and Runcorn. Its economy is diverse, and includes the agricultural, financial, tourism and automotive sectors.

The county’s best-known exports include Cheshire Cheese, silk and salt – which has been mined in the area since Roman times. This has led to a thriving chemical industry in the region, which now includes the Essar Refinery at Ellesmere Port.

Population of North West England

The population of North West England was estimated at 7.3 million in 2019, according to figures from datacommons.org. Ethnicity of residents predominantly identify as ‘White’, with almost 5% ‘South Asian’ and just over 1% ‘Black’. However, Manchester and Liverpool are two of the most diverse cities in Europe.

North West England Cities

The largest cities in North West England are Manchester and Liverpool. Other cities in the region include Carlisle, Chester, Lancaster, Preston and Salford.

Reviews in North West England

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Short but sweet stay

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Review Date Sep 2022

Whilst I don’t require the use, very good public transport links with train station a stones throw away and a bus station within a short walk.
Various stores local with a convenience store a very short walk.
Parking is available for each house but no community parking which results in cars parked in street often and sometimes dangerously on corners.
Traffic noise is very low considering proximity to railway and M53.
Not much anti social behaviour but neighbours smoke cannabis so often strong smell which isn’t pleasant.

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I have only stayed here for short period but the one issue I had with house was resolved quickly. It is extremely easy to report issues and communicate with agency any time required. The house is a good size with more than adequate space in the master bedroom. The garden is suitable as well and gets sun all day long!
I feel the development is tucked in the corner and is nice and quiet due to this.
Property management is extremely easy to deal with.

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Wish I had known how difficult it was to get taxis in this area.

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Was extremely easy to report issue and when I did I had constant communication from the management. Issue was resolved suitably.

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Great place to live

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Review Date Sep 2022

Great location a few minutes walk from restaurants, shops and train station. Quite development, friendly tenants and staff.

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Beth was really welcoming at the viewing and helpful answering any questions I had from viewing through to move in. Design of the development is relaxed and homely, great gym, co working space and gallery to rent out for private events. All staff really helpful and any problems are dealt with quickly. Anthony really helpful with the move in process.

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Anything i was unsure of had been answered at the viewing

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Easy way to raise issues through an online portal, maintenance respond quickly and resolve any issues at pace.

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Nice and modern

Review Date Sep 2022

Location is practically perfect, short work to town but far enough to be away from the noise and the traffic.

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The team on the front desk in Chapman house deserve a special mention. Always with a smile on their faces no matter the house and always happy to speak or answer questions! The gym is very nice but could do with some more equipment rather than features such as sofas. Cables and another bar would be ideal.

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The whole team on the front desk in Chapman house deserve a special mention. Always with a smile on their faces no matter the house and always happy to speak or answer questions!

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Not management but the whole team on the front desk in Chapman house deserve a special mention. Always with a smile on their faces no matter the house and always happy to speak or answer questions!

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5*

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Review Date Sep 2022

brilliant area with lots going on. flats are built well well helpful people and no problems yet

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brilliant development with friendly staff especially rob and andy who are very helpful and a good laugh at all hours of the night. we have had an excellent experience living here and would reccomend to anyone. brilliant place to live all in all in a great area

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good community

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promptly and efficient and never any problems with anythint

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