With a thriving local community, fantastic local amenities and superb transport links, it’s not hard to see why the Cheshire town of Alsager has maintained popularity as a place to buy a new home. With a history covering the Domesday Book, the Stoke-on-Trent pottery boom and the Second World War, Alsager is now a friendly and buzzing place to call home. It’s becoming increasingly rare to find a town with a real community spirit, but that’s what’s available here – a packed calendar of local events including Alsager Music Festival, Alsager Carnival, the Italian Food Festival, plus local gigs and comedy nights, mean there are plenty of opportunities to socialise in this charming town. So, taking into account the great range of schools, shops and family-friendly facilities, could Alsager be your perfect place to call home?
Eat, drink, shop
For a town of a modest size, Alsager has an impressive range of local shops and amenities. Shopping centres include ASDA, Sainsbury’s and SPAR, while there’s also a selection of local stores including a farm shop, convenience stores, florist and opticians. For a wider choice of shops, you could make the short journey into Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, Hanley or Crewe, where you’ll find enough high street and independent stores for a full day’s spree.
When it comes to dining options in Alsager you’ll be spoilt for choice – the town is filled with fantastic pubs, restaurants, cafes and delis, providing numerous opportunities for enjoying a meal with your family or socialising with friends.
Great local schools
Families will children of all ages are drawn to Alsager for the fantastic range of schooling on offer. Younger children have a choice of five primary schools – Highfields, St Gabriel’s, Pikemere, Excalibur and Cranberry Academy – while Alsager School provides ‘Outstanding’ secondary education and National Autistic Society Church Lawton School is rated ‘Good’.
Get out and about
There are many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and stay active in and around Alsager. Formerly the centrepoint of the town, the Mere is a lake just off the main shopping street, which now provides a peaceful spot to enjoy nature. In the heart of the town you’ll also find Milton Park, a favourite among families; there are a number of playgrounds around too, and on the western edge of the town Cranberry Moss Nature Reserve is a great place to visit with children or dogs. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, it’s just a 35-minute drive to the edge of the glorious Peak District National Park.
Superb transport links
Alsager benefits from its own train station, providing speedy direct links to Crewe, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent – ideal for commuters. If you want to travel by road, Alsager is at the intersection of two B roads which connect many of the local towns and villages, and is just 3 miles from junction 16 of the M6, putting Manchester, Liverpool and Stafford within commuting distance.