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Leigh is a town in Greater Manchester with an industrial past which can be seen in the red brick mills that are still dotted around the town. Today, Leigh is a mainly residential town, packed with Edwardian and Victorian. With great road links and public transport into Manchester city centre Leigh has grown to be one of Greater Manchester’s most popular and affordable locations to live.
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Moving to Leigh
First time buyers wanting to purchase a home in Leigh will benefit from the countless two bed terraced homes on the market for between £45,000 and £60,000. Shell out a minimum of £70,000 and secure a three-bed terrace. Buyers who are after something smaller will find flats on the market between £35,000 and £100,000 dependent upon size and condition of the property. Larger properties with four or more bedrooms are upwards of £130,000.
Families wanting to rent in Leigh will find it difficult to find anything larger than a three-bedroom semi-detached home which fall between £400 pcm and £800 pcm dependant on condition and location of the property. The market is rich with two bed terraced homes with rental values hovering in the £300 pcm and £400 pcm region. Flats are also of a similar value.
Schools in Leigh
There are numerous primary schools dotted throughout the different residential areas of Leigh. However, some stand out more than others. Westleigh St Paul’s CofE, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Christ Church CofE Primary, St Thomas CofE and Leigh Newton West Park are all ‘good’. Both St John’s CofE and Bedford Hall Primary are ‘outstanding’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
Leigh has two co-educational secondary schools for children aged 11 to 16. Westleigh High School received an Oftsed ranking of ‘inadequate’ during their latest Ofsted inspection whereas Bedford High School is ‘good’.
Transport Links Leigh
Leigh sits within a triangle of motorways, the M62 to the south, the M6 to the west and the M61 in the east. Getting into central Manchester via car can be achieved, but traffic in and out of the city during rush hour can be a nightmare. It is best to hop on one of a selection of bus services that connects Leigh to the city or utilise the Metrolink Park & Ride service at Ladywell.
Leigh does not have a train station of it but the nearest is Hag Fold station, just 3 miles away. The 582 bus stops just shy of the station. During off-peak hours Monday to Saturday there is one train per hour to Manchester Victoria and Blakckburn via Todmorden. Northbound there is one service per hour to Wigan Wallgate and Kirby. There are extra trains during peak hours.