Altrincham is market town in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Despite its location near to the city centre, many champion the traditional town for feeling a lot more like the more suburban areas in Cheshire, minus the property price tag. It has a reputation as a posher Greater Manchester area and there are plenty of bijoux cafes, independent boutiques and good schools to keep this persona intact.
Just 20 minutes away from Altrincham is Britannia Bradshaw of South and Central Manchester. Located in Trafford Park, the family-run removals company are not only able to help you move to and from Altrincham or the surrounding areas, but can also offer storage solutions too.
Moving to Altrincham
When many begin their property hunt in Altrincham they are amazed by the variety of properties on offer to both buy and rent. There is an abundance of traditional terraced cottages for first-time buyers on a budget. Flats start at £130,000, terraced £190,000 and larger four-bedroom family homes, £290,000.
When it comes to rental values, three and four bedroom homes fall between £775 pcm and £4995 pcm dependent on location, condition and added benefits of the property. Smaller two bedroom homes start at £750 pcm and flats, £500 pcm.
Schools in Altrincham
The calibre of education is high in Altrincham and parents are spoilt for choice with top notch schools, both state-funded and private. In terms of primary schools, there are four in the locality. Navigation Primary is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. Altrincham CofE, Oldfield Brow Primary and St Vincent’s Infant and Junior School are all ‘outstanding’.
There are two state-funded secondary schools in Altrincham; Altrincham College of Arts and Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College. During their latest Ofsted inspections, both schools were deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. However, parents do have their choice of Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls or Loreto Grammar School. However, students will need to sit an entrance exam.
North Cestrian Grammar School in the local independent all-through school. Altrincham Preparatory, Bowdon Preparatory School for Girls and Loreto Preparatory School are available for children aged up to 13 years old.
Transport Links Altrincham
Getting into Manchester city centre by car can be chaotic during rush hour but many Altrincham residents make the most of the extensive bus routes which run through the town. However, those who commute by car for work have the M56 to the south, M6 to the west, the M62 to the north, and the M60 to the east.
Altrincham Interchange is the town’s transport hub, functioning as a bus station, railway station and light rail terminus, also known as Metrolink. Metrolink services to Manchester and Bury are every six minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12 minutes on a Sunday.
In terms of train services, there are two per hour during off-peak hours calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Chester, Stockport, Wigan Wallgate and Southport.