In March 2017, Knutsford was voted the best place to live in north-west England. The judges of the 'Sunday Times Best Places To Live' awards consider a range of factors, such as the quality of life, transport links and local amenities, as well as visiting the areas to speak with locals. But is Knutsford really the best location to buy a house? Read on to find out more.


Great Schools

Knutsford is home to a number of good primary and secondary schools, such as Bexton Primary, Vincent’s RC and Mobberley CofE Primary School, which all performed well in recent Ofsted inspections. Knutsford Academy is an excellent secondary school which serves the local area. There are also a number of private schools in the district.

Family Friendly

The judges from the Best Places To Live awards noted Knutsford's village feel and commented on the close-knit community. These make Knutsford a great place to raise a family. The town is surrounded by miles of countryside, which means it's very easy to get out in the fresh air. Tatton Park, which features a deer park, gardens and a farm, is just a short drive away. The town also has a good cinema, which means you don’t have to travel into the city to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster. If you enjoy the occasional 18 holes, the Mere Golf Club is located a short distance from the town.

Food and Drink

While it has its share of traditional country pubs, there is much more to Knutsford than real ale and Sunday roasts. The town features a number of chic and modern restaurants, such as the popular Italian chain Piccolino. King Street is full of small bars and independent restaurants and cafes, such as Belle Epoque and The Botanist. For afternoon tea, you can call in at Victoriana Vintage Tearoom, located just off King Street, to enjoy their selection of delicious cakes and scones.

Transport Links

Even though Knutsford is located deep in the Cheshire countryside, it is still very well connected. It's easy for drivers to reach the M6 motorway which provides links to the Midlands and the North, and the M56 which links Manchester and Chester. Knutsford is also very close to Manchester Airport, which makes it ideal if you are planning on taking a trip abroad for business or pleasure. A regular service to Manchester departs from the local train station and gets you into the city centre in around 45 minutes.

House Prices

The high-quality schools, large homes and rural setting come at a price. The average house price according to Zoopla currently stands at £499,537. However, the picturesque detached properties located in the centre of town, such as those on Legh Road, can sell for anywhere between £2m and £5m. A terraced house in Knutsford will cost around £310,000.

All of the evidence suggests that Knutsford really is one of the best places to live in the north-west. If you are interested in finding out more, contact us today!