Location, Location, Location: Oldham

Location, Location, Location: Oldham

The Greater Manchester town of Oldham is perfectly located both for those living and working in the North West, and those who love the fresh air and countryside. The Pennines are just on your doorstep!

We’re set to bring new homes to the area later this year at our Briar View development. Here are all the things you need to know if you’re looking to make the move... 

Out with the old

Oldham has a rich and vibrant community, and there’s plenty to do for families and young people alike. For those with children, there’s Lancaster Park Animal Farm, Little Owl Farm and Alexandra Park where you can have a fun day out in the fresh air – and show your little ones the beauty and importance of nature!

For a night on the town, the Oldham Coliseum Theatre is perfect for seeing your favourite plays, performances and even, at Christmas time, pantos! Or why not drop in at local favourite, the Bank Top Tavern, famous for its live music performances?

Natural beauty   

Oldham’s proximity to the Pennines is far and away one of the most priceless perks of living in the town. Also known as ‘the backbone of England,’ the Pennines are classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Peak District being a protected National Park. From waterfalls and cliffs to natural caves, there’s a wealth of wonders to explore – and all at just a short car journey away!

Those with an affinity for walking are just a stone’s throw away from the Pennine Way, Britain’s oldest long-distance footpath, but be warned – it’s not for the faint of heart! The walk is known as ‘one of Britain’s best-known and toughest.’

Oldham’s involvement in the natural world doesn’t end there: it has won medals at the Britain in Bloom awards for many years, including 2019.

Famous faces

A number of famous faces have passed through the walls of Oldham – alumni of the town include Mark Owen of Take That, physicist and presenter Brian Cox, Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw, actor Christopher Biggins and TV host Philip Schofield.

Links to Manchester

Manchester is less than a 30-minute commute from Oldham, making the town perfect for those who don’t want to live in the metropolitan area but may want to be within a fair distance of it. Plus, even if you don’t work in the city, it’s great to have all that the city offers on your doorstep – from museums, to gig venues, to the endless restaurants that are a guaranteed foodie haven. You’re perfectly positioned to have the best of both worlds!

Our Briar View development in Oldham is set to launch later this year, and you can now register your interest – the sales centre is due to be open later this summer, with our first homes expected to be ready to move in towards the end of 2022.

With all that Oldham has to offer, we’re certainly excited to be bringing Miller Homes to the area!

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