On the border with Wales lies beautiful Cheshire, a county with distinctive red-stone architecture, part of the Peak District National Park, and open countryside. From farmland and castles to cities and market towns, Cheshire offers many attractions, including the Roman walls and amphitheatre of Chester and the county’s canal network. Cheshire is well-connected by rail to all of the UK, with direct services to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, and major towns in Wales. Cheshire’s schools are generally excellent, as are local amenities like retail, dining and leisure. Much of the county is horse country, and country walks, cycling, and jogging opportunities are abundant. the 2013 Sunday Times Best Places to Live survey put four places in Cheshire in the top ten places to live in the North West.
Chester is an attractive and historic city in Cheshire, near the border with North Wales. It is a walled city, with Roman roads and ruins, fine Tudor buildings, and extensive development by the Georgians.
Residents therefore have a wide range of property styles to choose from – there is everything from new apartment buildings overlooking the canal, near the station, to Georgian terraces within the city walls. Standard Victorian terraces can also be found, as well as Edwardian semis and new detached houses.
Along with good housing stock, there are plenty of amenities for families, including good schools and green spaces. However, students and young professionals also benefit from living in this area, which has good employment opportunities and excellent transport links, including road and rail links around the city and beyond. All residents benefit from excellent local amenities, including a great selection of restaurants, pubs, and shops.
The rolling hills of the Cheshire countryside and the River Dee make a pretty natural setting for a lovely city, and provide a wealth of outdoor entertainment options for residents. There are also great parks and green spaces within Chester’s centre, including the Chester Meadows and Grosvenor Park.
In 2016, Chester was rated the second best place to live in the UK by the CACI Hot Housing Index.