A bustling and vibrant Cheshire market town, Altrincham’s had its charter since 1290. Easily reached with the M56 and the M6 on the doorstep, as well as excellent rail and tram links to Manchester and beyond, it’s been a go-to for those wanting elegant homes and excellent schools for many years.
Voted by the Sunday Times one of the best places to live in the northwest, the Market Quarter really is the centre of activity these days, with its thriving Market House where you can get together with friends and family to eat and drink everything from bao and kimchi to sourdough wood-fired pizza and totally delicious burgers and steaks. (And possibly the best chips you’ll ever eat...)
If you don’t fancy the casual atmosphere of the Market House, there are many other good eateries to enjoy, ranging from Blanchflower to Wow Yau Chow. Click here to find out more. The town centre has the usual suspects as far as shopping goes, as well as several independent stores, including the uniform providers for local schools, many of which are Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ grammar schools, as well as excellent non-selective and independent options. (For more information on this area’s education provision, which really is second to none, click here.)
Only a short distance from this attractive and lively scene are the beautiful deer parks of Dunham Massey and Tatton Park, both managed by the National Trust. These are just two of the wide range of National Trust properties in the area, with lots of seasonal family events to enjoy, along with plenty of green space for walks with family, friends, and dogs. Altrincham’s also only a short drive from the Peak District and the mountains and rivers of North Wales, for those who want to spend their leisure time exploring a wilder version of the great outdoors.
Bowdon Rugby Club, a stone’s throw from Altrincham, is a meeting point for anyone who loves the game and its social life, which thrives at all levels, whilst the Hale Country Club & Spa offers both tranquillity and energising activities for your whole family.
If football’s more your thing, head over to Moss Lane to spend a great afternoon supporting Altrincham’s team since 1891, the Robins, famous for defeating more League teams in the FA Cup than any other non-League team in history.
Properties in Altrincham range from charming Georgian and Victorian housing, right through to spacious and well-proportioned post-war homes, along with modern architect-designed statement builds.
Our local experts at Watersons, many of whom have grown up in the area, can help you find exactly what you’re looking for – just give us a call.