If you're looking to buy a property in Manchester, you may have been thinking that Trafford is the perfect place for you. However, Trafford’s desirability means that house prices in the area are out of reach of many people, with average prices in Altrincham standing at a massive £459,970.
However, you should not be disheartened. The small village of Timperley, located just to the northeast of Altrincham, offers all the benefits of living in Trafford without the price tag. The average semi-detached house in the area costs £314,491, while the average cost of a terrace is just £229,290. Aside from being more affordable, Timperley also offers a host of other benefits.
Schools around Timperley
If you have children or are planning to start a family in the near future, the location of your home could have a significant impact on the quality of your children’s education. Timperley is located in the catchment area for some of the highest performing primary schools in Manchester. These include St Hugh’s and Park Road Primary which both received top marks during the latest Ofsted inspection. The secondary schools in the area are just as impressive, with St Ambrose, Loreto Grammar School, and the two grammar schools for boys and girls in nearby Altrincham offering a premier educational experience.
Timperley is the perfect place to raise a family. There is a wide range of quality housing stock in the area, which means you can be certain of finding a property which will make the perfect home for you and your loved ones. The village-like feel, and the open spaces such as Beech Fields mean that there is a safe space for children to run around and play in the great outdoors. If you want to escape to the countryside, the stunning Dunham Massey park is just a short drive from the village, providing a great location for walks and picnics. The Timperley Cricket Club runs family fun days on a regular basis, providing a chance for the community to get together.
Timperley's Transport Links
Timperley is located on the Metrolink system, which means you can quickly get to neighbouring Altrincham and its wonderful marketplace. Heading in the opposite direction, the Metrolink tram will take you into the heart of Manchester city centre in just 25 minutes, so you can enjoy the shopping, entertainment and restaurants on offer. A train from the Navigation Road railway station will take you to Manchester Piccadilly in just 25 minutes, where you can access regional and mainline train services.
Timperley also offers easy access to the M56 and M60 motorways, which makes it a very popular choice for commuters who travel across the north-west by car. The village is also just a few miles from Manchester Airport, which means you won't have to travel far when jetting off on a business trip or a holiday.
If you're looking for all the benefits of living in Trafford at a reasonable price, then Timperley could be just the place for you.