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Located in the county of Cheshire is the town of Northwich. It sits in the heart of the Cheshire Plain, at the confluence of the River Dane and River Weaver. The Sunday Times votes it one of the best places to live in the UK.
Northwich has an extensive history, dating all the way back to the Roman times, when the town was known as Condate. In modern times, much investment has put in to mine stabilisation (Northwich has extensive salt pans) and the ‘Northwich Vision’ is a development scheme which will only take the town from strength to strength.
If you are wanting to move to or from Northwich, get in touch with Britannia Cestrian. They are located in Deeside, just 40 minutes from Northwich, and offer their removal and storage services to those living in North Wales, Chester, Flintshire, and the Wirral Peninsula.
Moving to Northwich
Throughout the whole of the county of Cheshire, property is in high demand but there is short supply. Due to Northwich’s popularity, homes are get snapped up quickly. The town is ideally located near the M6 and M56 and, furthermore, there are some fantastic schools in the area. For this reason, Northwich is popular with professionals and families.
The range of properties and values in Northwich is extensive, ranging from large period and character properties to modern flats and estates popping up all the time. The most popular areas to live in are Hartford, Sandiway and Weaverham, where properties fetch between £80,000 and escalate well over £1 million.
Rental properties are also in high demand and the turnover is extremely quick. However, once settled, occupants tend to stay well over two years in the same rental home. Smaller terraced homes tend to hover around £500 pcm and large detached family homes, £1200 pcm.
Schools in Northwich
There are 25 primary schools in Northwich, located in all the different residential areas. Before settling on a primary school for their children, parents should research which schools feed into desired secondary schools.
There are a number of secondary schools in Northwich but Weaverham High and Middlewich are ‘good’. The best secondary schools in Northwich are St Nicholas Catholic High, The County High School, and Hartford, which are all ‘outstanding’.
Transport Links Northwich
As previously mentioned, the M6 and M56 are just a stone’s throw away from Northwich. Perfect for frequent business flyers, Manchester Airport is around 30 minutes’ drive in good traffic.
Northwich train station has two platforms and two trains run hourly; one to Chester (34 minutes) and one to Manchester Piccadilly (1 hour). More trains run at peak hours, often terminating or beginning at Stockport. Sunday services run every two hours.
Like most towns, there are a multitude of different local and regional buses that run regularly.