Whitchurch Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Whitchurch, ShropshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Whitchurch, Shropshire

Whitchurch is a market town in Shropshire, England, east of the Welsh border. Originally a settlement founded by the Romans, artefacts can even still be seen at the Whitchurch Heritage Centre. 

The market in Whitchurch offers a wide variety of properties from ideal first time buyer homes right though to country homes with plenty of land and everything in between. This means we have wealth of knowledge in the sale or rental of any property type at any price point. Property in the area is becoming more affordable and there is strong sign of people moving up the property ladder as well as many landlords developing their portfolios as we have seen a strong demand for quality rental homes.

Whitchurch has a vast range of residents from young families, professional couples and retired people alike. There is so much variety in the population it really proves that Whitchurch really does have something for everyone. The schools in the area are well known and provide an excellent education system to the area, in particular The Bishop Heber High School.

Whitchurch is known for past famous residents including Sir Edward German, who was born in the town in what is now the Old Town Hall Vaults – a local pub and a local street has been honoured in his name. Best-selling author Kate Long moved to Whitchurch in 1990, author of number one bestselling novel The Bad Mother's Handbook.

The manager of Reeds Rains says: “Whitchurch is a fantastic place to live, a friendly bustling market town where there is always something going on. There are plenty of unique shops, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops as well as larger supermarkets to cater for all your needs. It is perfectly located to commute to Manchester, Chester and Stoke as well as being just a short drive to Shrewsbury and the Welsh border.”

As a popular residential area, there is a wide range of property types in Whitchurch. With a wealth of character period properties, a good selection of modern new build homes and everything in between. Property prices also suit the needs of any budget, first time buyers, investors, families looking for that extra space, there really is something for everyone with a good range of styles, locations, including rural and semi- rural as well as the ever popular suburban homes.

As one of Whitchurch's most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains has a wide range of property available in the area with prices ranging from £50,000 for a two bed apartment up to and over £500,000 for a detached property with land in the more rural locations.

Malpas proves to be one of the most sought after locations in the area with it being in the catchment area for the renowned Bishop Heber High School. There are many other highly sought after locations too, including Edward German Drive and Higher Heath.

The price of property to rent in Whitchurch starts at about £350 pcm for a two bed flat property through to £650 pcm for a four bed town house or modern executive home like properties on Cholmondeley Rise and Mount Crescent.

There are two large supermarkets, Tesco and Sainsburys and a vast range of smaller boutique style shops. The affluent area has kept the market town alive with prosperous unique shops including family butchers, coffee shops such as Benjamins, local pubs serving quality home cooked food and all the amenities you would expect from a quality town. There is also a Boots, Argos and M & Co on the high street. There is a small retail area just outside town where you can find Home Bargains and Iceland as well as hairdressers, pet shops and off licences.

Whitchurch Rugby Club currently competes in the Midlands 1 West league, the sixth tier of English rugby. The club plays at Edgeley Park and has a full complement of mini rugby and junior teams as well as under-19s (Colts), a ladies team and four senior teams.

In 1946, the local football club, Whitchurch Alport F.C. was founded and home of local footballer Coley Maddocks who was killed serving in World War II. Affectionately known as the Allbran Allstars, it was one of the founder members of the Cheshire Football League and played in that league until 2012.

Transport links area fantastic with the local railway station linking to Chester, Birmingham, Manchester and further afield as well as the bus routes to all local areas such as Chester, Nantwich and Shrewsbury.