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Rochdale House Removals
Known as ‘the Hemel Hempsted of the north’, Rochdale is a large market town in the Greater Manchester area. It lies in the foothills of the South Pennines and together with several smaller settlements, makes up the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. The town was the birthplace of the Co-operative Movement in 1844, when the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers established the ‘Rochdale Principles’ on which they ran their cooperative. This remains at the heart of Rochdale’s heritage and residents and visitors can both explore the town’s history at Touchstones Museum. Today, Rochdale is in the middle of a multi-million pound regeneration programme which is set to transform the town centre over the coming years.
Just 35 minutes away from Rochdale is the Britannia Anchor office. Located in Swinton, the expert teams are able to help with removals and storage solutions for those living throughout Manchester.
Moving to Rochdale
There are a number of period buildings that many residents and businesses call home in Rochdale. Although the housing stock is mixed, there are many 19th and 20th century red-brick terraced houses, synonymous with the north.
Traditional two-bred red-brick terraces can be rented in Rochdale for upwards of £325 pcm. One and two bed flats tend to be of similar rental value as the period terraced homes but often come with less space. Family sized terraces tend to fall between £400 and £525 pcm dependant on location and condition of the property. Semi-detached family homes start at £450 pcm, rising to £595 for detached.
If you would prefer to buy in Rochdale look to have a minimum budget of £135,000 for a family-sized property, rising to £145,000 for four bedrooms. Semi-detached homes can set buyers back anywhere between £65,000 and £700,000. Traditional red-brick terraces are available for upwards of £50,0000. Two-bedroom flats have asking prices starting at £55,000 and one-beds, £45,000.
Shopping in Rochdale
Residents of Rochdale and the surrounding villages all head to the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre for their retail fix. The centre has a car park for 800 cars, but buses stop frequently. The shopping centre is full of the nation’s favourite high-street brand, such as River Island, Clarks and Boots. Furthermore, JD Gyms also had a facility within the complex, offering the usual gym facilities, as well as 60 classes per week and large saunas.
The second shopping facility in Rochdale is The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre. This centre is not as big but is home to a number of great shops such as Argos, New Look and Peacocks.
Transport Links Rochdale
With the M62 running through the south of the market town, Rochdale is easily linked to Leeds in the east and Liverpool in the west. The M62 also links to other extensive road networks. Those who live in Rochdale can get to Manchester (41 minutes), Leeds (49 minutes), and Liverpool (1 hour 15 minutes) easily.
Rochdale railway station is also a Metrolink station. Five trams per hour run to Oldham and Manchester Victoria tram stop and on to the East Manchester line. Trams on Sundays run to Exchange Square. In terms of trains, there are direct services to Manchester Victoria (17 mins), Leeds (1 hour 8 mins), Blackburn (57 minutes), and Todmorden (10 mins).