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Sandbach

If you’re looking for the feel of a traditional market town as the setting for your new home, at the same time as easy access around the North West, then Sandbach is high up on the list. It’s got an atmospheric cobbled market square as the venue for its thriving markets, and that has encouraged a culture of independent shops, cafés, restaurants, and lovely old pubs. With the M6 just outside town, Manchester and Merseyside are literally ‘just up the road’. The same goes for Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, and Chester, and so it’s not surprising that Sandbach has become such popular place to live.

Living here

This is a popular town for families and working professionals, with market town character and modern-day amenities. Great schools add to its appeal, and the M6 has influenced its reputation as an ideal base for commuters. Sandbach really is a market town: The Charter Market is the focal point of the town, held every Thursday, The Makers Market is a fabulous monthly market that is held in the historic cobbled market square, and The Christmas Market is one of the best in Cheshire. Supermarket back-up is on hand too, with a very central Waitrose and ALDI.  

Getting around

Cheshire has long been a favourite place to call home, with the M6 connecting its commuters to the main cities and towns of the busy North West. The M6 runs right past the town on its way between Birmingham and Liverpool. The M56 and M62 branch off it to the north, with the M56 linking Stockport with Runcorn and the M62 providing the key route between Manchester and Liverpool. To the south, the M6 heads to Birmingham via Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Sandbach has a train station, and with Crewe just down the road, you are close to one of the UK’s busiest railway hubs. It takes just a little over half an hour to drive to Manchester Airport, and approximately 45 minutes to reach Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Arriva and D & G Buses are the operators in the Cheshire East region.

Enjoying yourself

Simple is often best, and the market square, with its ancient Saxon monuments, is the place to meet friends for a drink or a meal.  The town’s got a leisure centre, family-friendly park and a golf course.  To get the family out into the countryside, the Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve on the Congleton Road offers activities such as canoeing and angling, as well as simply being a lovely tranquil place for a walk. Historic Chester is one of the best places for a day out, for great shopping, for boat trips on the river, and for the famous zoo. A little further afield you can explore the Welsh Borders or the Peak District National Park, although Cheshire’s own countryside is a perfect change of scenery right on your doorstep.

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