5 Best Area’s to Live in Cheshire

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

Cheshire is a County in the North West of the UK and often described as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. Mainly due to the wide range of activities, natural beauty spots, quaint villages and Market Towns the area has to boast. With a population of 1 million, there truly is something for everyone here.


It was extremely difficult to decide our top 5 areas to live in Cheshire, there are many other locations to consider within, but these ones; there was no doubt in our mind they deserved to be there.


Knutsford


Knutsford is located in the east of Cheshire, It has the advantage of being nestled in between the Peak District and the Welsh Border, If you have access to a car this would be ideal for any outdoor enthusiasts as this is perfectly positioned.


Furthermore, Knutsford sits on top of one the best known Country Estate’s in North of the UK – Tatton Park. Managed by the National Trust, Tatton Park offers plenty of activities throughout the year – from charity runs and classic car events to the RHS Flower Show, it truly is a place that is brilliant for the whole family.


The Town has a population of 12k and offers a brilliant selection of food stores, restaurants, bars, coffees shops, kitchen and clothing stores. What is most pleasing is the idyllic market streets that are a quintessential old English style, giving character and charm to the town. The flight path of near Manchester Airport goes over the town, so this is something to consider when picking the right house.


Housing is more expensive the closer you are to the town, however if you are will to sacrifice size for location there are good deals to be had. According to Rightmove Properties in Knutsford had an overall average price of £496,706 over the last year.


The majority of sales in Knutsford during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £694,894. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £391,698, with terraced properties fetching £346,707.


Rentals are widely available and there is a good supply different types of housing, however there is a shortage of apartments in Knutsford.


Well worth a visit!



Bollington


On the River Dean, Bollington is situated just 18 miles South of Manchester and just 3 Miles north of the Larger town of Macclesfield. Being on the door step of the Peak District and great transport links to urban areas; Bollington population has grown considerably of the years due to its fantastic location.


The industrial heritage of Bollington is clear to the eye, reflected in Mills and classic 18th Century worker houses. This adds a character to the town that other nearby more modern residential areas just don’t have. Bollington is also famous for the Battle of Waterloo Monument called White Nancy, that can be found on a beautiful Hillside.


There is a decent supply of great pub’s such as the Bulls head and the Poachers Inn, which are well worth a visit for paint of English Ale.


Hosing is significantly cheaper than its nearby gentrified Villages such as Prestbury and Alderley, it has a larger supply of rentals.


According to Rightmove Properties in Bollington had an overall average price of £310,326 over the last year. The majority of sales in Bollington during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £225,660. Detached properties sold for an average of £477,994, with semi-detached properties fetching £284,000.


Overall, sold prices in Bollington over the last year were 8% up on the previous year and 3% up on the 2018 peak of £300,163.




Wilmslow


Wilmslow is a large town in Cheshire with a