12 December 2022

The allure of Altrincham

Here are just some of the reasons why Altrincham appeals to all

Regularly included in The Sunday Times Top Places to Live round up and having been named as one of the Best High Streets in the UK, the allure of Altrincham remains unrivalled in the North West, and arguably across the rest of the country.

Here are just some of the reasons why Altrincham appeals to all:

Schools – in the past Altrincham has been described in The Sunday Times as ‘the education capital of Britain’ with the town and its neighbouring villages boasting several outstanding primary schools, including St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School and Bowdon C of E Primary School.  A number of the secondary schools in the area are regarded as some of the best in the country, such as Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Loreto Grammar School and St Ambrose College.

Houses – house prices in Altrincham are continually on the up with the town providing a superb range of homes, from period properties and terraced houses to traditional semi-detached and detached homes, as well as more modern new build houses and apartments plus bespoke mansions.  Rightmove reports property prices in Altrincham were up 7% on the previous year and 23% up on the 2019 peak (November 2022).  For those moving to Altrincham and purchasing in the area, it is typically regarded as a good investment.

Shopping – Altrincham’s shopping scene continues to improve, and the town centre features an array of independent retailers teamed with a host of high street shops.  For fashion, The Edit and Skanda Clothing are a must for ladies, whilst Jake Shoes and Flannels cater for men, women and children.  With Rose and Grey, Edit and Oak and Homebird offering stunning homeware products, interior design has never been so easy!  And for gifting, try Gift & Home, dot goods, Abacus Books or Hill & Hill The Jewellers.

Eating/Drinking Out – Altrincham’s social scene is very popular with coffee shops and cafes busy throughout the day, and restaurants and bars booked up at night.  With casual get togethers on trend right now, Altrincham’s laid back vibe and chilled out charm adds to its appeal.  Baristas are plentiful with Two Brothers, Gran T’s, Blanchflower and Federal some of the favourites for coffee, while The Con Club, Sugo, Porta and Yara are top of the list for meals out.  And of course, Altrincham Market House is renowned, with Honest Crust, Tender Cow, The Great North Pie Co and Reserve Wines always a good choice.

Parks – if fresh air and a leisurely walk takes your fancy, Altrincham is full of picturesque green spaces to enjoy.  John Leigh Park and Stamford Park are in the town itself whilst Dunham Massey is on the doorstep.  And, with the charming Cheshire countryside just a short drive away, Tatton Park is easily accessible too.

Don’t just take our word, Tim Palmer of The Sunday Times once said: “The magical market keeps Alty buzzing, along with its top-notch schools and enviable green spaces.”

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