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IT’S the town everyone’s talking about, but what is Handforth like as a place to live?

Here are five fantastic reasons to move to Handforth:

It’s SK9 – one of Cheshire’s best postcodes

We have it on good authority it’s one of the north west’s most sought after residential areas. As well as being home to leafy Handforth, the SK9 postcode also includes nearby Wilmslow, Styal and Alderley Edge, the latter being best known as the home of Premier League footballers, Corrie stars and the Housewives of Cheshire.

Village life with everything you need

If the repeated lockdowns of the last 12 months have made you re-evaluate where you want to live, chances are Handforth has everything you’re looking for. Its semi-rural location provides the perfect balance of town and country life. The community has a village feel with great schools and amenities, while it’s close to an array of superb towns and within easy reach of Manchester city centre. There are fantastic green spaces on the doorstep including Meriton Road Park and National Trust site The Edge. Then go west further into Cheshire or east into the Peak District National Park and you have some of the very best of the British countryside on your doorstep.

It’s ideal for commuters and jet setters

Handforth is a superb location for commuters and those who regularly travel worldwide. The M56 and M6 are easily accessible, while Handforth Station offers direct rail services to Crewe and Manchester. When jet setting is possible once more, you can reach Manchester airport from nearby Styal Station in under 10 minutes and commuters can be whisked to London Euston in less than two hours from nearby Wilmslow Station.

Retail therapy and delectable dining

When we’re able to enjoy them again, Handforth boasts an array of fantastic shops, cafes and restaurants. You can indulge in further retail therapy at nearby Handforth Dean Retail Park, Cheadle or slightly further afield at the Trafford Centre.

Ever-popular Wilmslow is just under two miles away and features a lively selection of restaurants, leisure and shopping destinations, including Hoopers department store. The affluent village of Alderley Edge is less than 10 minutes by car and famed for its independent boutiques and stylish bars and restaurants

There are some great new homes being built

Handforth’s strong property market has attracted a number of new developers to the village. One of the most popular choices that came to market late last year is The Fairways, overlooking Styal Golf Course. Here Anwyl Homes is building a wide range of one to five-bedroom homes. The enhanced specification includes fully integrated NEFF appliances, ceramic tiles, Honeywell smart zonal controllers and electric vehicle charging points. And with outdoor space more important than ever, the landscaped front gardens and turfed rear gardens, with an all-important shed for outdoor storage, will tick a box for many homebuyers.

Phil Dolan, managing director for Anwyl Homes Cheshire and North Wales, said:

Handforth has a real village feel with everything you need on the doorstep, from great schools, including the outstanding Handforth Grange Primary School, to fantastic green spaces such as Meriton Road Park and National Trust site at Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Country Park.

Our homes at The Fairways, some overlooking Styal Golf Course, have already been proving popular with commuters who work in Manchester, but want to move out of the city to live in the sought after SK9 postcode. The location allows them to take advantage of a new way of life with beautiful countryside, independent shops, restaurants and other amenities nearby.

When we can all enjoy shopping and eating out again, there are lots of options in Handforth as well as nearby in Wilmslow, just two miles away, and Alderley Edge or Cheadle, both 10 minutes away by car. And, when holidays abroad become possible once more, Manchester airport can be reached in under 10 minutes from nearby Styal Station.

Prices currently start at £194,995 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £299,995 for a two-bedroom, two en-suite home. The sales centre is still open for pre-arranged appointments and virtual appointments during lockdown. For more information call 01625 365 269 or see www.anwyl.co.uk/thefairways.