The Best Places To Live In Chester

Insider Information From Blogger Jess Soothill

Chester is a walled city in the Northwest of England, lying on the River Dee and on the border with Wales. It was founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D and is known for its extensive, well-preserved Roman walls made of local red sandstone. In the old city, the ‘Rows’ are a shopping district distinguished by 2-level covered arcades and Tudor-style half-timbre buildings. A Roman Amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city walls.
 
The city is well known for its restaurants and bars, University, theatres and zoo. It is one of the best-preserved and prettiest cities in the UK. House prices are therefore high in many parts of Chester and it is renowned for being an affluent area.



1. Christleton
 
This pretty village has been named as the best-kept village in Cheshire in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. The village's amenities include a sports centre and swimming pool, a newsagent shop and local pubs. There is also a large pond, which attracts children from the village and surrounding areas due to the abundance of wildlife, swans, and ducks.
 
It has a large comprehensive high school, and primary school, both of which have great reputations and excellent results, and therefore attract families there. House prices are consequently typically higher than average because of its great reputation, location and schools.
 
2. Waverton
 
Waverton lies about 5k from Chester and is a small village, with the Shropshire Union Canal running through it. This attractive village has a post office, a number of shops and a primary school. The village is home to the very popular outdoor children's adventure attraction, The Crocky Trail.
 
The canal is literally seconds' away for walking, cycling and jogging along the towpath.
 
3. Boughton
 
A lot of the nieghbourhood is located atop the steep banks of the River Dee, providing impressive views. Boughton provides three parades with a wide range of shops and amenities. There is a well-regarded primary and secondary school, both within walking distance and thus attracting young families into the area.
 
There is also a medical centre, pubs with restaurant facilities nearby and a frequent bus service into the City centre. The cricket ground, park and the impressive and beautiful River Dee are a short walk away.
 
Boughton has very easy access to the motorway network making it commutable to places such as Liverpool and Manchester.
 
4. Tarvin
 
Tarvin village is extremely picturesque and has a good range of amenities – with shops, restaurants and pubs, a church, doctor’s surgery and veterinary practice. Chester is 5 miles to the west. In Tarvin there is an excellent state primary school.
 
Tarvin lies towards Nantwich and Tarporley, making commuting and visiting areas such as Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester easy and attractive.
 
Recently there have been some new build developments here, which have attracted young families and professionals into the area.
 
5. Lache Lane
 
Lache Lane is one of the most attractive areas in Chester, with large properties situated along it. Good quality housing and a strong local community make it a highly desirable place to live. A key attraction of Chester is the quality of education and here there are notable independent day schools, which are all within easy reach. 
 
The location is particularly convenient for those wanting access to the private hospital, Chester Race Course and Chester Business Park whilst having a property within easy walking distance of the city centre.
 
There are also quality day-to-day shopping amenities on hand nearby.

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