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Thinking of living in Altrincham? Your comprehensive guide to the South Manchester hotspot….

Are you looking at moving to South Manchester and thinking of living in Altrincham, but want to know if it is a nice place to live? Let me fill you in on what you can expect from a move here….

Having been officially named as one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times newspaper for 5 consecutive years, Altrincham has so much going for it. It is a vibrant and lively market town that has made it popular with young professionals and families.

Transport Links 

Situated just 8 miles south of Manchester city centre, with planes, trains and automobiles, Altrincham covers them all. 

Located a 15 minute drive from one of the UK’s busiest and largest airports, Manchester airport is on the doorstep meaning a quick taxi ride is a perfect and stress free way to start your holiday or business trip.

A 20 minute drive will get you to the M56 which then has links to the M6, M62 and M60, and Altrincham Interchange services a 20 minute tram line into Manchester centre and beyond, plus a train line with regular services to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport or head west for a day trip to the beautiful city of Chester.

Food and drink

If you’re thinking of living in Altrincham and are wondering what there is to do socially, you won’t be disappointed. After undergoing a huge transformation over the last 10 years, Altrincham has a lively and bustling social scene centred around Altrincham Market and a broad array of independent bars, restaurants and artisanal bakeries. I could probably reel off at least 10 amazing restaurants to try, from amazing pasta at Rigatoni’s, the best brunch at Blanchflower, tapas at Porta plus Altrincham Market food hall but I would be here forever! Suffice to say you will never be short of fantastic places to eat or drink.

Schools and Education

Altrincham falls under Trafford Local Authority where the 11+ grammar system is still in place, meaning many people thinking of moving to Altrincham do so for the schooling system. There are 7 grammar schools accessible to people living in Altrincham but if you’re looking for non selective schools the majority of state primary and secondary schools are Ofsted rated with either good or outstanding. However, you need to be aware of school catchments, they have increasingly got smaller over preceding years with many people being disappointed on secondary school allocation day. If you’d like to know more about school catchments or the 11+, you can email me here for further info, I have been through the process twice with my own children so know the stress it can cause!

Greenery and outdoor space 

Whether you’re looking for dog walks, romantic walks or family walks, there are so many options when living in Altrincham. Whether it’s the 3 National Trust parks, (Dunham Massey, Styal Mill and Quarry Bank) all within 20 minutes, or the canal path with pub and coffee pit stops along the way there’s a great variety of places within 10 miles offering different types of scenery. In under an hour you can also get to North Wales, New Brighton beach or the Peak District, there’s so much to explore that you’ll never run out of places to visit.

Properties in Altrincham 

No matter what your dream property looks like, Altrincham probably has it! From mansions to apartments, old houses to new builds, and everything in between, if you’re looking at living in Altrincham you’ll find a property that fits your brief. However, be warned, property is in great demand because of all the reasons spoken about here so you may need to move quickly! 

So if you are thinking of living in Altrincham and this has made you want to know more, why not join me for a Discovery Day where I can take you on a personalised exploration to help you envision what life could be like for you living in Altrincham. Contact me here and let me help and guide you on your exciting journey!