Cheshire ‘special’ village named one of the best places to live in the North West
A Cheshire village has been named one of the best places to live in the North West. Christleton was one of six locations in the area to be included in the Sunday Times list released Friday, April 8.
The village on the outskirts of Chester has been named with Trawden, Altrincham, Kirkby Lonsdale, Prestwich and West Kirkby. Trawden was named the outright winner for the North West.
In its description of Christleton, the Sunday Times wrote: “This perfect location offers an ambitious version of traditional village life just a few miles from the center of Chester. It is beautiful, very popular with its inhabitants, has excellent schools right next door. doorstep and a shop, cafe and great pubs.”
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Cllr Stuart Parker has represented Christleton and Huntington at Cheshire West and Chester Council since 2007. He told Cheshire Live he was “really delighted to have received this honour”.
He said: “It’s a wonderful conservation village. I’ve been a councilor here for 14 years and have loved every minute of it. All the residents love it, there’s an award-winning pub, Ring O’ Bells, and everything in the village is suitable for a conservation area like Christleton.
“It’s full of individual dwellings and cottages, which makes it so unique. There are no rows of houses, they’re all individual. And that’s what makes it so attractive when walking through it. car.
“The duck pond setting is also absolutely phenomenal. People come just to grab a sandwich and feed the ducks. It all adds to the vibe of Christleton.”
He also pointed to the two “wonderful schools”, which he says help convince people to move to the area. And he congratulated the inhabitants for having made it “a village that everyone can be proud of”.
He added: “My neighborhood covers several villages in Cheshire and each of them prides itself on its reputation. Locals love living in each of their villages.
“Christleton is just a bit more special because of the unique facilities it has and its size with a real village centre. So Christleton is special, just like the other villages, but I think it just has that little bit an advantage due to the unique nature of the people and properties there.”
The judges weighed a range of factors when choosing locations for the Sunday Times list, including schools, transport, broadband, culture, green spaces and the health of the high street. Average house prices were also taken into account, with homes in Christleton currently selling for an average of £489,000, a growth of 39% since 2020.
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