Hyde Area Guide

Hyde is a very popular area as it sits between the urban outreach of Manchester, the Cheshire Moors and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The population is around 35,000 so it retains a real tight knit community feel, but also has the benefit of being very accessible with 4 train stations, a motorway junction and main roads to Denton, Ashton, Marple and Glossop town centres. Werneth low country park is situated overlooking Hyde with a mixture of footpaths and bridleways for walking and mountain biking. The property prices range from the very competitive terraces at the lower end of the market from £50,000 to £100,000 to detached properties at the higher end of the market from £180,000 to £850,000.

The property market is always very busy in Hyde as its location makes it very popular for first time buyers, families and commuters wanting to reach Manchester City Centre, or buyers who just want to settle down and have access to the surrounding countryside. Property prices range from £45,000 to £800,000 with a variety of different properties to suit everyone, the main area of Hyde sits in the SK14 postcode area.

Hyde has a mixture of residents young to old, as it has a wide range of properties to cater for them. Young families and professionals also live in Hyde as it has excellent transport links. Hyde has 14 primary schools two high schools and a college. Hyde is becoming more popular because of its affordable housing, transport links and proximity to the surrounding countryside.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the population of Hyde increased due to the success of the cotton mills during the industrial revolution. There is only one working mill in the town today. Many families worked in the mill and the Ashton family successfully ran a combined spinning and weaving company. The most popular recent son of Hyde is the famous boxer Ricky Hatton who held a number of world titles. Wendy Tynan the Senior Sales Negotiator says: “Its great to live in Hyde as everything is within reach. There is affordable housing within the area which has access to the local countryside and fantastic transport links. There are also several supermarkets and a great local theatre”.

As a popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Hyde. With a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian period properties, there is also a good selection of complete period buildings and Victorian houses. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of developments including The Parks and The Cotton Works. There is also a good amount of chimney pots (terraces) providing for the lower end of the market. Werneth Low is a five minute car journey from the town centre, it's very hilly, and has a cenotaph for fallen soldiers who are all named on it. Werneth Low is very high above sea level and has amazing views all around it. It is a lovely serene area overlooking Mottram Church that has amazing history to it as well. There are a number of footpaths and bridleways.

As one of Hyde's most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains has flats and houses for sale in the postcode areas of SK14, SK16 and SK6. The town centre is mostly terraces ranging in size and price from £55,000 to £125,0000. The outer areas of Hyde are popular with family’s as there are good schools and scenic countryside, the prices here range from £125,000 to £800,000.

The price of property to rent in Hyde starts at about £350 a week for a studio flat in a Victorian conversion, rising to £375 a week for a one bedroom flat – or £400+ for one with a garden. Two bedroom flats cost between £375 and £495, rising to £550 for a spacious property with a garden. Houses start at £400 a week for two bedrooms and rise to between £450 and £950 per week, depending on the size and condition of the property. For the larger houses, which lie on roads such as Westpark and The Dingle, tenants can expect to pay between £1200 and £1500 per week.

The Hyde area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent shops and cafes. These include Boots, Argos and Morrisons for weekly grocery shopping. There recently has been renovation of the Clarendon Market which offers a variety of different outlets. The high street has a variety of eateries and takeaways including Cats Emporium. The Joshua Bradley pub is a popular pub to visit for family meals.

Hyde has a recently refurbished leisure centre containing a large swimming pool with a wave machine, the new 'Red Ripster' aqua slide and an upstairs fitness suite. There is also a new changing village and a new cafe and air conditioned eating area. Hyde also has its own Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), Part of a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged 13–20, sponsored by the Royal Air Force. Residents also enjoy a library and art gallery called the 'Rutherford Gallery'.