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Sale, Cheshire Area Guide

Sale is a town within Greater Manchester and lies on flat ground on the south bank of the River Mersey. Sale is a thriving commuter town, supported by its proximity to the M60 motorway and the Manchester Metrolink network. In Sale you will find Sale Water Park, which contains an artificial lake used for water-sports, and the Waterside Arts Centre. Sale Sharks rugby union club was founded in the town, as was the Sale Harriers athletics club, although both have now relocated elsewhere.

In Sale, semi-detached properties around the £250,000 mark are remain very popular. Houses in catchment areas close to the excellent local schools are very desirable and there is strong demand for properties on the Lakes Estate and Walton Road area. As always the prestigious roads close to The Avenue and Moss Lane continue to create a strong demand.

Sale is one of the most popular areas to live in South Manchester with families and professionals alike.

Sale is famed for being the birth place of George Saul Mottershead, the founder of Chester Zoo and the final resting place James Prescott Joule, the famous physicist.

Sale's build environment is varied, with a mixture of modern and old buildings. Some terraces, semi-detached houses, and villas, survive from the Victorian period, although many of the larger houses have been converted into flats. 

Many semi-detached houses survive from the 1930s, when there was a need for new housing in the town as a result of a growing population and an increasingly wealthy middle class. Interspersed with these older structures are newer housing developments, such as the estates built in Ashton upon Mersey and the east of Sale during the 1970s.

The Square Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Sale and is home to more than 50 stores, including a mix of major UK and independent retailers. There is also varied selection of cafés, bars and restaurants which will appeal all tastes.

Sale has a wealth of culture with the Waterside Arts Centre, a library, the Robert Bolt Theatre, the Lauriston Gallery, and the Corridor Gallery. You will regularly find concerts, exhibitions and other community events.

There are numerous parks and leisure centre facilities in Sale. The Metrolink system connects Sale with other locations in Greater Manchester. Trams depart the town's three stations at least every 12 minutes between 07:00am and 22:30pm every day.