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Stoke-on-Trent House Removals
Often referred to simply as Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent is a city in Staffordshire. Along with Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands, it makes up North Staffordshire. The city is also known as The Potteries, due to a rich industrial heritage centered around ceramics. Due to its unique history, Stoke-on-Trent has earnt itself the title of World Capital of Ceramics.
However, many of the pottery factories have now been turned into residential properties and the buzzing industry has been replaced by a call centre based economy. Made up of five towns (Hanley, Stoke, Buslem, Fenton, and Longton) there are some fantastic areas to live in Stoke-on-Trent that boast great schools, leisure and shopping facilities, and transport connections.
Moving to Stoke-on-Trent
If you are a family, or somebody who enjoys a community atmosphere, the areas of Harpfields, Harshill, and Penkhull are ideal locations and have some wonderful Victorian homes. In general, the western districts are renowned for their communal vibe. The properties in the north of stoke are a well-known stomping ground for first time buyers whereas, for a touch of suburbia, pop to Meir and Trentham, or commuter villages like Hulme or Stanley.
Despite an increase in values over the past few years, compared to the rest of the UK, sale and rental prices in Stoke-on-Trent are very affordable. £320,000 and above will get you one of the huge detached homes or farm houses that can be found when you leave the city. £200,000 to £300,000 is ample budget for a four-bed detached, and look to spend £120,000 to £200,000 on a smaller detached property or large semi. Terraced homes start at a staggering £40,000.
Smaller blocks of flats are popular in Stoke-on-Trent and start at £250 pcm, escalating to £335 pcm for a two-bed. Small terraced homes start at a similar price as a two-bed apartment, rising to £360 pcm for a family-sized terrace. Family semis vary between £425 and £850 pcm dependent on condition of the property and location. Four-bedroom properties nestled in lovely estates have prices upwards of £725 pcm. However, if you wish to rent one of the magnificent period or farmhouse detached homes, look to spend £1,500+ pcm.
The Britannia Goodwins office is located just 20 minutes away from Stoke-on-Trent, in Stafford. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Schools in Stoke-on-Trent
There are some fantastic primary schools in Stoke-on-Trent but the holy trinity are St George, St Martin’s, and Milton – ‘excellent’ and ‘delightful’ according to Ofsted. St Joseph’s College is a ‘good’ secondary school but is renowned for always being oversubscribed. Other great secondary schools include St Thomas More Catholic, St Peter’s CofE, Endon High, and Westwood.
There are also some well-respected independent schools nearby, including the prestigious Newcastle School.
Transport Links Stoke-on-Trent
Located just a few minutes from junction 15 of the M6, whizzing to Manchester, Liverpool, and beyond could not be easier for those living in Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke-on-Trent railway station sits on the mainline to Manchester and trains run every 15 minutes to the city with a journey time of 45 minutes. Birmingham is accessible in 55 minutes, with trains every half an hour. Trains run regularly and directly to London Euston, with journey times dependent on the service. There are also other southerly services to Oxford and Bournemouth.