Bridging the gap for buyers escaping city
WITH Manchester city centre and affluent south Manchester suburbs experiencing sky high price increases, many city slickers have been quietly cashing in and swapping urban life for countryside living.
The team at Julian Wadden is sure of exactly where the next property ‘hot spot’ will be.
The south Manchester estate and letting agent has just opened its doors in Marple.
Jonathan Hyde, who heads up the latest branch, said: “There are so many cool things to love about Marple and Marple Bridge; breathtaking countryside, a variety of independent shops, superb eateries and friendly, warm people who take the time to stop and say ‘hello’.
“Here at Julian Wadden we definitely think it’s the next property hot spot. It has great transport links into Manchester and our south Manchester branches have already sold for a good deal of young professionals who want to escape city living, but still feel the urge to dip their toe in every now and then.
“There is a buzz and energy about the area with its thriving community, great shopping and even an independent cinema on the doorstep, all surrounded by spectacular rolling countryside,” continued Jonathan.
“Local business is supported by a thriving local traders association which puts on regular events. Undoubtedly the highlight last year was the Christmas Cracker which saw Father Christmas and his reindeer arriving by barge to the delight of huge family crowds.”
Located on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border, residents of Marple and ‘The Bridge’ not only have a practical place to live, but also a rural ‘getaway’ on their doorstep.
After strolling along roads of charming stone properties, enjoying coffee in the independent delis and a long leisurely lunch in one of the many eateries, they can opt for a walk in the hills, a favourite with seasoned ramblers, and have the opportunity for a host of outdoor pursuits such as cycling and hiking.
Yet families also have the reassurance that they are able to send their children to outstanding local schools.
This all means when it comes to property you have to move fast for the right houses.
Being a family area, suitable homes coming on the market are few and far between and Jonathan is already finding competition fierce among buyers.
He said: “I am extremely enthusiastic about the style of property in the area, from period terraces for first-time buyers to a country pile with breath-taking views for the top end buyer.
“There is an exhaustive list of reasons for Marple and ‘The Bridge’ to be in demand, but for those not already in the know all potential buyers are welcome to visit our new branch and have a look around this charming area.”
Staff at Julian Wadden Estate Agents and Letting Agents held an open day at the new Marple branch. Right, Jonathan Hyde, who heads up the branch