Charles Church


Looking for a new home in Crewe?

Crewe is home to one of the UK’s major national railway hubs, it’s close to the M6, and it holds a key economic position in a county that brings the leafy Cheshire countryside to the metropolitan doorsteps of Merseyside and Greater Manchester. The historic city of Chester, the Welsh Borders, and the Peak District National Park are all within easy reach, making Crewe a strong contender as a place to live, an easy place to commute to and from, and a great base for a new home.

Living in Crewe

Travel and transport

The M6 is an important motorway link for Crewe, and several key A routes meet around the town and link it with the rest of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Shropshire and North Wales. The A51  to Chester, links with the M53 and M56 for Ellesmere Port and the Wirral. The A534 heads due west to Wales via Wrexham and northeast to Congleton. The A49 heads to Shrewsbury. Crewe station is less than a mile from the town centre and is one of the largest stations in the North West, with 12 platforms and destinations across the whole country. There’s a direct fast service to London Euston taking about an hour and a half. Manchester Airport is 30 miles away and Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport is 40 miles away. 

Local information

Crewe has two large shopping centres, a choice of national supermarkets, a twice-weekly indoor and outdoor market, and a choice of independent shops, bars, and restaurants. The Crewe Market Hall reopened in 2021, following a 3 million pound refurbishment. For leisure and entertainment, there is a multiplex cinema, theatre, leisure centres, sports clubs, and several parks. Historic Chester is just 24 miles away.

Local schools

The town has a good choice of secondary schools, including Adelaide School, St Thomas More Catholic School, Ruskin Community High School, and the Sir William Stanier School. South Cheshire College is an option for 16+ education. Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire Faculty is based in the town and there’s also a University Technical College following on from the town’s automotive and railway engineering background.