Living in Cheshire

Cheshire is a beautiful county in north-west England, close to two of the country’s largest cities – Manchester and Liverpool. Its county town is Chester and it is home to more than one million people.

The western edge of Cheshire forms part of England’s border with Wales, meaning the eye-catching beaches of north Wales and the rugged terrain of Snowdonia are never too far away. Other major settlements in Cheshire include Crewe, Congleton, Warrington, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn and Wilmslow.

In years gone by, the county included some areas that are now part of Merseyside and Greater Manchester, but border changes has meant a reduction in size. Nonetheless, links to these towns remain excellent, making Cheshire an incredibly well connected county.

As well as a number of charming and historic towns, the region boasts vast areas of countryside. Many rural communities still maintain a traditional way of life, with Cheshire historically famous for the production of Cheshire cheese, chemicals, silk and salt.

Some of the most opulent and grand surroundings anywhere in the UK can be found in Cheshire, and the area is home to many rich and famous people.

Perhaps the most important period of the county’s history was the Industrial Revolution, when farm workers joined the large number of factories that were springing up across the region. There was also significant work to be found in the building of railways and canals, which became common in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Canals are still common throughout the county today and make for a wonderful day out or holiday option, helping to attract thousands of people each year.

Today, Cheshire has a significant supply of high-quality housing and excellent transport infrastructure that make it a favourite among young professionals, families and couples alike.

You can visit our Warrington branch in Cheshire.