Hanley Area Guide

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Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Hanley, StaffordshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Hanley, Staffordshire

Hanley is one of the 6 major towns that joined together to form the city of Stoke-on-Trent in 1910. It now acts as the city's main city-centre and shopping centre. The main attraction being the Potteries Shopping Centre containing many high street chain stores. Hanley is situated in Stoke-on-Trent which itself is a city in the north of the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England. The city is a modern federation of six much older towns forming a linear city almost twelve miles long with an area of 36 square miles. Stoke-on-Trent is situated approximately half-way between the cities of Manchester and Birmingham and the city adjoins the town and borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is administered separately.

The area is famous for its pottery and home to some of the UK’s most well known brands such as Emma Bridgewater, Portmeirion and Wedgwood who employ a vast number of local workers, along with the likes of other local offices for Vodafone and Bet 365. These large employers in the locale have helped to facilitate a buoyant and booming rental market. 

The main town centre of Hanley has seen some recent redevelopment. There is a new cinema, shopping centre and a great variety of family restaurants. For those who like their craft ale and gin Bar 41, Piccadilly is worth a visit. Hanley also has a great bus station with excellent links into neighbouring suburbs. Not forgetting the famous theme park, Alton Towers, for the thrill seekers amongst you which is just a 30 minute drive.

In and around the area are some quaint semi-rural villages, Endon and Werrington are just out of Hanley and have some fantastic little properties, schools and amenities. The county is also home to the highly regarded, Top 40 University, Staffordshire University who was featured in the University of the Year Shortlist 2020 by The Times and rated gold for teaching excellence.

Hanley is just a few minutes drive from the A53 and A52. Conveniently located just an hour from Birmingham or if you are wanting to commute or socialise in the capital Hanley is a two hour train journey from London.

The area has a great mix of housing options available. Typically, terraced houses start from around £55,000 and bungalows and detached start from £250,000. If you are looking for an apartment the Hanley Reeds Rains branch manage some stunning new developments which have recently been built.

In terms of renting, houses are moving quickly, especially when considering the recent change in the law earlier this year; making it a lot easier and cheaper for tenants to move house. The branch offer a full management service taking the hassle out of being a landlord. For tenants searching for a flat, terraced house, semi, bungalow or detached family home call into branch and speak to any of the team today.