Town is ‘dream’ spot for families and commuters
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!”
Barnaby Festival carnival parade
The path to Macclesfield Forest