A guide to living in cheshire
Cheshire is a county filled with quintessentially quaint English towns, villages, and a cosmopolitan city brimming with elegance and charm. It’s a highly sought after location to live with the “Golden Triangle” of Alderley Edge, Prestbury, and Wilmslow offering fine dining, boutiques, and breath-taking views, as well as popular family attractions across the region including Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and Gulliver’s World.
Below, we explore all that this fantastic county has to offer and take a look at where some of the best areas are to live in Cheshire are.
Is Cheshire a Nice Place To Live?
Whether you’re a growing family, downsizers who want to escape to the countryside, or a couple looking to call somewhere new and exciting home, Cheshire is a great place to live. The region often features high on the list of desirable places to live, with towns such as Tarporley and Christleton making the Sunday Times ‘Best Places To Live’ list in 2023 and 2022 respectively.
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Things To Do in Cheshire
If you’re looking for a city with character and plenty to do, visit Chester, one of the best preserved walled Roman cities in the UK, located just a stone’s throw from the Welsh border. Or if you’re a fan of a stately homes, check out the impressive Capesthorne Hall, or Tatton Park with its scenic lake and roaming deer.
If luxurious relaxation is more to your taste, Cheshire has an array of opulent spas and golf resorts. Peckforton Castle is perfect for relaxing on the weekend, while multi-award winning Spa at Carden Park has become famous for its panoramic sauna and outdoor vitality pool, as well as its idyllic location.
Places to Eat and Drink in Cheshire
English pubs serving brilliant ales and traditional food can be found in abundance in Cheshire. Popular and award-winning venues include:
- The Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas
- The Bear’s Paw, Warmingham
- The Swan, Tarporley
- The Fishpool Inn, Delamere
Simon Rimmer from Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch has two restaurants in both Didsbury and Hale, whilst famous British chef Simon Radley has Michelin Starred restaurant at The Chester Grovesnor. Plus, just a short drive away is Manchester, the UK’s new food hub, outgrowing London with the number of new restaurant openings each week.
Transport in Cheshire
Whilst maintaining its rural and tranquil setting, Cheshire is also well connected to the rest of the UK. Crewe has the fastest train route to London at only 1.5 hours and is set to be the home of HS2. Manchester, Chester and Liverpool are also within easy commute times from even the smallest Cheshire villages. Plus, Manchester airport is close by to connect you to the rest of the world.
Where are the best places to live in Cheshire?
Pretty much all of Cheshire’s towns and villages are regarded as lovely places to live, but if you’re looking for a little more guidance, Cheshire Live and the Manchester Evening News have ranked both the prettiest and most practical places to live in the region.
The truth is, anywhere you choose to live in Cheshire is likely to be a decision you won’t regret! If our guide to living in Cheshire has inspired you to find out more about moving to the area, check out our developments in and around Cheshire now.