Wilmslow Area Guide

Wilmslow has transformed over the years from a quiet village on the fringe of Manchester to one of the most sought after residential addresses in the North of England.  Boasting rail links to London and Manchester, situated close to Manchester International Airport and the motorway network yet bordering some beautiful Cheshire countryside, Wilmslow offers the best of everything and so is seen as hugely desirable.

Wilmslow being part of Cheshires 'golden triangle' is generally short in supply of property, with demand from a number of different types of buyer properties tend to sell quickly and often with competing buyers.  Property prices range from a one bedroom apartment at around £90,000 up to multi million pound properties popular with Manchester City and Manchester United's best paid footballers.   The SK9 postcode does have some more affordable areas where first time buyers and buy to let investors can still step onto the ladder, but again these are in short supply and high demand.

Wilmslow is seen as the ideal family area with a fantastic range of excellent primary, secondary and private schools along with a vibrant sporting culture.  Many residents move to Wilmslow from the 'young professional' towns closer to Manchester centre, such as Didsbury, when priorities change and large houses with good gardens and outstanding schools start to really appeal.  There are a number of celebrity residents, not only from the footballing world, but also stage and screen with Coronation Street regulars and people based at the BBC's media city keen to make the most of the town.

The exclusive private roads around Wilmslow Park, Torkington Road, Fletsand Road and the well-established Pownall Park,  Adlington Road and Prestbury Road areas are seen as some of the most desirable with many properties having been given 'Mansion makeovers' and finished to the highest specification possible.

Louise Reece, lettings manager says; “Wilmslow is a great place to live due to excellent links to Manchester and London and close to motorway networks whilst maintaining a relatively rural position. The excellent schools and close knit community have been a major deciding factor for so many home movers. The high streets offer good quality independent shops and popular bars and restaurants.”

As a well-established property area, there is a wealth of property ages and styles to suit almost every taste.  There are a number of Victorian and Edwardian properties on the older roads, many of which are still complete with houses having been built continually from that period.  In recent years some of the most sought after roads have seen houses built in the 60s and 70s replaced with very substantial properties with subterranean levels boasting leisure suites, swimming pools and media centres.  There is still a good range of 3 to 4 bedroom family homes, many of which lend themselves to extension and a few areas with attractive 'cottage' period terraced homes popular with first time buyers and young professionals.

As one of the oldest, most established agents in Wilmslow, Reeds Rains have been selling properties throughout the Wilmslow and surrounding areas for years.  Our local knowledge and attention to detail, as well as our commitment to offering the best customer experience possible makes us the first place to call should you be looking to buy, sell, rent or let out in the area.  We cover Wilmslow, Handforth, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and Mobberley with clients coming back to us time and time again as the name to trust.

Wilmslow is growing to be an ever more popular area for renting due to its geographical position and excellent transport links. Businesses often choose Wilmslow to relocate delegates due to the quality of housing in this area. Wilmslow also offers excellent schools and a variety of family houses to suit most budgets.

The Wilmslow area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller retailers. These include Waitrose and Sainsbury's for weekly grocery shopping. Hoopers department store is known for top quality clothing, accessories and home ware. Tesco Extra, Marks and Spencer Superstore and John Lewis are all less than 10 minutes’ drive away. Wilmslow also hosts a monthly Artisan market selling an eclectic range of food, gifts and unusual items. There are restaurants to suit all budgets and taste including Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Japanese and Argentinian.

Wilmslow is popular with everyone from children’s play groups to football teams. Residents enjoy taking full advantage of the area's green open spaces. With its leisure centre offering a range of activities and a selection of private health clubs and Spa's there is something for everyone. For theatre goers Wilmslow can offer Am Dram at The Green Room on Chapel Lane.

The Carrs is ideal for outdoor sport and walking along the Bollin Valley to Quarry Bank Mill. With its mainline station giving direct access to Manchester and London, its excellent motorway links and easy access to the Cheshire countryside, Wilmslow has something for everyone.