Timperley, with its friendly, village-style atmosphere, is about 8 miles away from Manchester, making it a great location for anyone moving to the area. The village itself is a thriving community, with independent shops and places to eat and drink, and a strong sense of place – the statue of the famous comic character, Frank Sidebottom stands at the main junction in the village, keeping his quirky eye on the comings and goings.
On the Metrolink line, it’s really easy to travel from Timperley into Manchester, or ‘town’, as it’s known locally. Convenient for all the area’s excellent secondary schools, it also has many Ofsted rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ primary schools.
Wellington School, or ‘Welly Road’ as it’s fondly known by locals, needs a mention here. The catchment for this school is only 0.60 mile, and as a result the demand for houses in Timperley is off the scale, such is its reputation. Prices for a semi-detached house in Timperley are now starting to exceed Hale Barns and compete with some locations in Hale. Although there are some charming older properties, typically red-brick Cheshire cottages in style, Timperley has lots of 30s properties, ideal for those with families. It’s on the Bridgewater Canal, which makes for lovely Sunday-morning walks – if you’re feeling energetic, you can wander all the way into Manchester.
Timperley has long been known as a centre of excellence as far as sporting activities go: the lacrosse club supplies the British Olympic team; Altrincham Athletics provides coaching and meetups for runners of all ages and abilities; and the historic rugby team, originally based in Salford, Altrincham Kersal, also has their ground on Stelfox Avenue.
If you’re looking for a place with a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere, at a price that’s slightly more reasonable than other areas in South Manchester, then Timperley might just be the place for you.