A popular and affluent commuter town, eight miles south west of Manchester City Centre and 10 miles east of Warrington, Altrincham has one of Greater Manchester’s oldest markets which is very much at the heart of the town even now. What makes Altrincham so attractive is the variety of things the area has to offer in terms of its education provision, amenities, shops, office space, community groups as well as having a very healthy housing market. It is a town with two cinemas: The Everyman and Vue, and two theatres: The Garrick Theatre and Altrincham Little Theatre.
The town centre shares its space between Altrincham Food Hall, Altrincham Market, bijoux cafes, beer and wine bars, hairdressing/beauty salons and a host of contemporary furniture, gift, home, clothes and flower shops. Some of the best high street chain stores are here but the focus is clearly on freshly made superb food, family friendly pedestrianised streets and independent retailers.
It has some of the best State schools in Manchester and its residents are well served by excellent links to the major motorways M56/M6/M60 and a 20-minute Metro service into the city centre.
Dunham Massey Hall run by The National Trust is just under a mile away and has beautiful landscaped gardens open to the public. John Leigh Park, Denzell Gardens and Stamford Park are close to town for green space to walk in and for play areas. Altrincham Football Club is a short walk from the station as is Planet Ice the home of Manchester Storm. You can hop on a metro from here to Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford Stadium or the Etihad Stadium.
The Peak District and Lake District are both within a short distance by car.
Expect to pay over £100,000 for a one bedroom flat. A mid-market property will set you back an average of £494,230, and you could rent a starter home for an average of £670 per month.
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