Town is ‘dream’ spot for fam­i­lies and com­muters

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - RHIANNON MCDOWALL

RES­I­DENTS have been declar­ing their love for Mac­cles­field af­ter it was la­belled a ‘com­muters dream and fam­ily haven’ by prop­erty ex­perts.

In an ar­ti­cle pub­lished by our sis­ter pa­per, the Manch­ester Evening News, ex­perts praised the lush coun­try­side, at­trac­tive and af­ford­able prop­er­ties, its fam­ily-friendly com­mu­nity and great schools.

Mac­cles­field es­tate agent Adam Rams­denSmith, from Gas­coigne Hal­man, said: “I feel a big part of why fam­i­lies choose Mac­cles­field is be­cause of the great schools, the range of prop­er­ties avail­able and the af­ford­abil­ity of the prop­er­ties on of­fer. This, com­bined with the ru­ral lo­ca­tion and the ac­cess to Manch­ester city cen­tre and the main line to Lon­don, makes Mac­cles­field a great place for fam­i­lies.”

And af­ter shar­ing the story on Face­book, more than a hun­dred of our fol­low­ers agreed.

Com­ment­ing on Face­book Deb­bie Quinn, who is re­spon­si­ble for the monthly Trea­cle Mar­ket, said: “I moved from Lon­don to Mac­cles­field in 2002 and it’s the best de­ci­sion I made. I walk my dogs up at Tegg’s Nose Coun­try Park ev­ery day and never get bored of the fan­tas­tic views. We have a good va­ri­ety of bars and restau­rants, and the shops are im­prov­ing too, with men’s and women’s clothes shops pop­ping up. Trea­cle Mar­ket is a great pull for the town each month (but then again I’m bi­ased). In­volv­ing your­self in the com­mu­nity is a great plus, ev­ery­one is so friendly.”

Saphron Snape added: “What I like best is liv­ing so close to such beau­ti­ful coun­try­side. It’s won­der­ful to open the cur­tains in the morn­ing and see so much of it from my win­dows. It’s also re­ally nice driv­ing back from Manch­ester where it’s all built up and hardly any grass or trees in com­par­i­son, see- ing all the fields and know­ing I’m home.”

Josie Fearn­ley said: “I love the peo­ple and I feel at home here.”

Mika Jack Daniel John­son added: “I’ve lived here for just over two years and I love the sense of com­mu­nity and pride. Some re­ally great food too.”

Joseph Con­nor said: “I’m from Poyn­ton and I’d sooner have Macc to, say, Stock­port. Never any traf­fic jams and lovely coun­try­side en route. Cheaper park­ing and only a ten minute train jour­ney too, with the sta­tion pretty cen­tral. Mac­cles­field 1-0 Stock­port.”

Rob Pearce said: “I read this one stuck in traf­fic on my com­mute to Manch­ester this morn­ing!

“Wasn’t feel­ing the love then, but Macc has many great qual­i­ties. In­de­pen­dent busi­ness and the coun­try­side on the doorstep are two of them for sure!”

Philip Eagland

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Andy Stephen­son

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