Cheadle and Gatley are popular locations for families. Good schooling and an array of local amenities offering both choice and convenience means it is seen as an attractive place to live. Despite half of the residents falling between the ages of 25 and 64 there is a high percentage of over 65's choosing to remain living in the area having brought their families up and are still happily living in their family homes or have successfully down sized within the area. Celebrities enjoy Cheadle and Gatley life too. Actors from Coronation Street are spotted in the village regularly. Snooker player Alex Higgins and an Antique Dealer called David Dickinson have also resided in the area.
Lisa Mather sales negotiator says: “I have lived in Gatley all my life and have chosen to bring up three children here. The schooling is superb and I feel Gatley offers a safe place to live and give me and my family all the amenities and services we need. My father is a local businessman who has been trading in Gatley for decades; he too could not imagine living anywhere else. I would score Gatley and Cheadle highly as its location, the people, the education and the social offering is second to none”.
As a popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Cheadle. With a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian properties, there is also a good selection 1930's builds. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments, including The Pavillion among others.
Cheadle and Gatley offer buyers a diverse range of properties from one bed studio apartments to six bed executive houses. There is a good range of semi-detached houses from £150,000 up to £400,000 with the odd exception of a few streets that command a high price. Cheadle and Gatley will satisfy a large spectrum of buyers due to the varied houses available. Most sought after locations are the period properties in the conservation area in Cheadle centre which attract first time buyers, professional couples and investors. Larger properties in the range of £500,000 or upwards are predominantly found around Broadway and the roads off and Bruntwood Park area.
The price of property to rent in the area starts from around £430 per calendar month for a studio apartment with a two bed apartment rising to circa £550 per calendar month. Two bedroom houses can start from nearly £600 per calendar month and can go up to £800 if one of the period terraces close to the centre and in the conservation area. A typical three bedroom semi-detached would range from £700 to £900 with four beds rising up to £1500 per calendar month in some locations. The range is quite big but premiums are generally attached to those in central locations and near the train station that are modernised.
Cheadle Village and indeed Gatley Village have a variety of independent food shops such as a local butchers, bakeries and greengrocers in addition to homing some of the supermarket giants such as Sainsburys and Tescos. There are a number of independent cafes and bars such as The Gallery and Jas Jas Jas. Cheadle boasts a number of pubs which serve food. Both The White Hart and The George and Dragon have been recently refurbished with new menus and are now thriving. Both Cheadle and Gatley are spoilt for restaurants. Restaurants such as The Tiffin Rooms attract diners from miles around and always requires an advance booking. Other popular restaurants include Turquoise, Gatley Tandori, Istanbul Grill, Bellinis and Piccolo Italian. Shopping again has a number of independants but residents are also fortunate to have a large John Lewis on their doorstep too.
Cheadle and Gatley both have a good sense of community where generations mix well. There are lots of different clubs and groups that all ages can join. Both villages are busy in the day with shoppers and workers and at night time many go out to eat in one of the many eateries. The area always has a buzz.
Locally the area enjoys the parkland from both Bruntwood Park and Abney Hall. Slightly further afield there is Bramhall Park and a National Trust site called Lime Park. Conveniently located to a number of desirable towns and villages there is an abundance of activities and green spaces to enjoy.
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