Affluent, appealing, and entirely full of attractive places to live, Cheshire is a regular feature in publications’ lists of most desirable counties in England. It offers long-standing residents and newcomers alike a great mix of idyllic countryside and historic market towns, alongside more buzzing and dynamic urban centres. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then take a look at some of the best new build homes in Cheshire.
Where is Cheshire?
Cheshire is one of the North West counties of England. It’s tucked in between Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the north, and Shropshire and Staffordshire to the south. It also borders the northern part of Wales.
Why live in Cheshire?
The whole North West of England has seen a surge of popularity in recent years. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and expanding infrastructure and job opportunities means that more people are flocking to the region. Cheshire is at the heart of this popularity boost. Possibly it’s because it is one of the most affluent and cosmopolitan counties found here.
What does Cheshire have to offer?
First of all, there’s a whole raft of beautiful historic towns and villages spread across the county. The concentration of wealth and desirable property has even led to the creation of Cheshire’s so-called ‘Golden Triangle’. While there’s plenty of debate of exactly where this ‘smart set’ area starts and ends, the three points are widely considered to be Wilmslow, Prestbury and Alderley Edge.
Chester itself, the heart of the county, is a walled cathedral city that offers an appealing mix of culture, history and modern-living convenience. It’s lively without being overcrowded, fun without being trashy, and is modernising without losing its soul. You can say the same of the wider county, in fact.
Cheshire is also exceptionally green, enjoying seemingly endless scenes of rural beauty from rolling hills to meandering waterways. There are 13 National Trust sites within the county, and dozens more directly on its doorstep.
Speaking of, Cheshire is also a commuter haven. It has excellent transport links to the likes of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. If you want to work in a big city and come home to a cosy town or rural idyll, Cheshire is for you.
Finally, Cheshire has no shortage of ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ Ofsted-rated schools. There are five ‘outstanding’ rated schools within Chester alone.
What are average property prices in Cheshire like?
You have probably guessed already that Cheshire is not the cheapest place to buy property in this part of the UK. In July 2022, Zoopla put the Cheshire house price average at £271,994. This is significantly higher than the average for the North West of England, where the average price is £205,783, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
However, this average covers a wide range of areas, property types and prices. Cheshire is famous for attracting big money to buy big mansions, but it has plenty of more realistic property prospects too. Flats in Cheshire currently fetch asking prices of around £150,301 and terraced houses £183,491. Again, this is based on Zoopla estimates.
If you’re planning to rent in Cheshire, the countywide average is just over £1,000 per calendar month, according to home.co.uk. Again, this will vary widely depending on the kind of property you want to rent. While one-bedroom properties are available for around £700 per calendar month, while five-bedroom houses cost an average monthly rent of £2,739.
New build homes in Cheshire: 10 best developments
If you want to take a closer look at what kind of property prospects Cheshire offers, look no further. The following list is the top-ranked new build property developments in the county. As with all our lists, we base this solely on the scores provided by verified residents.
Enjoy looking around some of the best new homes in Cheshire. Simply click on whatever catches your eye to explore their dedicated page. Here you’ll find more information about the development, its developer, and more reviews from residents living there.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
If the appeal of living in Chester comes through from our list, then make sure you check out our dedicated area guide below. Here you’ll find a wider range of new homes in Cheshire, all supported by an expanding range of verified resident reviews.
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