Currently one of the most affluent areas of Manchester, Altrincham has undergone huge redevelopment in the last 10 years or so. South of the city on the M56 and home to beautiful parks, tree lined roads and the super popular Altrincham Markets with its varied delicious food stalls, Everyman Cinema where you can eat, dine and watch a film on a comfy chintz sofa, it’s easy to see why demand continues to soar and prices rocket here.


The great schools, transport links and safe neighbourhoods draw in families while these and just about every other amenity you can imagine being close-by draws in the young professionals. The charming Hale village is a stone’s throw down the road as well as towns like Wilmslow and Liverpool is just 45 minutes away.


Chapel Street in Altrincham was dubbed the ‘bravest street in England’ after 161 men from there volunteered in the First World War


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