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Macclesfield Area Guide

Macclesfield is a market town within the borough of Cheshire East, and the county of Cheshire. Macclesfield, like many other areas in Cheshire, is considered to be a relatively affluent town. Macclesfield has a main line train station, a town centre with plenty of character, beautiful countryside and a canal nearby and good local schools, both public and private.

Macclesfield has always proven to be a busy town for house sales and rentals. Many reasons for this are the town has strong employment, Macclesfield Hospital and Astra Zeneca having been two of the larger employers. Approximate guidelines would be: A two bedroom terraced property with garden would range from £120,000 to £180,000, a three bed semi-detached around £185,000 to £250,000, large period character 3 bed properties more like £200,000 to £325,000. A three bedroom detached would start from generally £250,000 to £325,000. A four bedroom detached and above generally would start from £300,000 upwards. For any more information and exact detail please contact the Reeds Rains branch in Macclesfield.

Macclesfield offers a range of property for all ages, and the varied residents add to the appeal of the town. Most of the local residents choose not to move out of the area, as they enjoy everything the area has to offer. There are competitively priced properties which often bring in first time buyers to the area, and excellent schools and facilities means there is an excellent balance of life for families.

The Branch Manager of Reeds Rains Macclesfield office since the year 1999, James Segal, says “Macclesfield is a great place to be. One of the best things about Macclesfield is the community spirit, in particular the regular events that take place in the town centre, people flock from far afield to take in the wonderful market stalls during the Treacle market each month; it really is a joy to behold. In addition to days and events of that nature Macclesfield is in a superb spot for idyllic country walks and excellent transport links to Manchester and London. It's a vibrant town with fabulous schools, and this area has much to offer and is a wonderful place to raise a family.

Two of the most famous people born in Macclesfield are Ian Curtis and Peter Crouch. Macclesfield is also the home to furniture store Arighi Bianchi, and one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies Astra Zeneca. The historic King's School, Macclesfield, dates from the 16th century. The fine Georgian Town Hall was designed by Francis Goodwin in 1823.

With hugely popular residential suburbs surrounding the town centre such as Tytherington and the Lakes Estate and equally popular rural localities such as the pretty villages of Rainow and Langley, Macclesfield has a wonderful variety of property. From quaint one bedroom period cottages to vast multi-million pound mansions located in the prestigious village of Prestbury there really is a bit of everything. From period to brand new, it can be found in Macclesfield. New developments are regularly taking place in the area which is testament to the affluence of the town.

One of the oldest and largest estate agents in the UK Reeds Rains has been around since 1868. Reeds Rains in Macclesfield is a mainstay and over the years has helped thousands of people find their dream homes in the town. The SK10 postcode of Macclesfield will generally feature slightly higher average prices than that of SK11 but having so many quirky and interesting developments and off shoots the town has a wide variety of prices particularly if you are looking for something more rural. Please feel free to visit our friendly team in branch and talk about the incredible array of areas that Macclesfield has to offer.

Amongst the more sought after areas in Macclesfield is the Tytherington estate. Whilst not featuring the highest prices in the town it is a wonderful estate that draws in the family purchaser. Offering one bedroom flats aimed at the retired buyer and up to six bedroom detached houses backing on to the Tytherington Golf Course there is plenty to choose from.

There is always an abundance of property to rent in Macclesfield and at excellent prices too. From £500 per calendar month for a one bedroom apartment and £1400-£2000 for a family property in Tytherington or Prestbury you will be spoilt for choice. The rental market also accommodates even wealthy footballers with some houses renting for well in excess of £5000 per month.

Macclesfield has a good number of supermarkets and a busy high street. You are never too far from the convenience stores you need. There are plenty of more localised independent places to shop however whether that being in the indoor market in the town centre where you can find: Barber shops, tailors, butchers and fruit and veg stands. If you prefer local only produce then there are farm shops on your doorstep too. If you need to get to one of the big cities, Macclesfield train station provides a direct line to London (1hr 40mins) and Manchester (21mins approx).

South Park and West Park are the two main public parks in Macclesfield and they both cover a large area that provides play grounds, bowls, cafes, fishing, pitch and putt, tennis, football and basketball courts. The Macclesfield Leisure Centre is also home to a swimming pool and a truly superb athletics track. Furthermore Macclesfield has an amateur dramatics society at Mads Theatre in the town centre and an ever increasing variety of well-reviewed culinary hotspots and restaurants.