Deeside is the name given to the industrial conurbations of villages and towns in Flintshire, close to the Wales-England border. Deeside is made up of Connah’s Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Aston, Garden City, Sealand, Broughton, Bretton, Hawarden, Ewloe, Mancot, Pentre, Saltney, and Sandycroft.
Deeside is best known for providing jobs for the citizens of Cheshire, Merseyside, and North Wales. Deeside Industrial Park is the biggest employer in the area with companies such as Toyota and Airbus having premises there.
Moving to Deeside
Many who move to Deeside are surprised by how affordable property is. A family can purchase a well-presented four-bed detached house for as little as £200,000. Family sized semi-detached homes fall between £99,000 and £200,000. Deeside’s terraced homes are a fantastic option for first-time buyers, on the market for prices around £65,000. Flats are upwards of £50,000.
Those looking to rent a flat will be hard pushed to find a one-bedroom flat, most are two-bedroom and available for as little as £400 pcm. Two-bed terraces rise to £550 pcm and three-bed semidetached homes, £650 pcm. Families looking for detached homes can expect to spend a minimum of £810 pcm.
If you are wanting to move to or from Deeside, get in touch with Britannia Cestrian. They are located in Deeside itself and offer their removal and storage services to those living in North Wales, Chester, Flintshire, and the Wirral Peninsula.
Schools in Deeside
There are 10 primary schools in Deeside; either straightforward primary schools or split into infants and junior facilities. Both Queenferry and St Ethelwold’s are ‘adequate’ schools, whereas Bryn Deva, Wepre, Brookfield, Golftyn, Venerable Edward Morgan, Shotton, Sealand, and Sandycroft are all ‘good’ in the eyes of Estyn.
There are only three secondary schools in Deeside. Connah’s Quay High School (‘good’), John Summers High School (‘good’), St David’s High School (‘good’).
Transport Links Deeside
Deeside sits just shy of the M56 and M53, easily accessible via the multitude of A roads serving the area. Chester is just a 20-minute drive away and Liverpool is accessed in under 40 minutes.
Deeside’s railway station closed in 1967 but there are rumours circulating that it will be reopened. The nearest train station is Flint – 15 minutes’ drive or easily accessed by bus. Services from Flint railway station run to Manchester Piccadilly, Llandudno, Birmingham International, Cardiff Central, and Holyhead.