Living in Macclesfield
Why buy a new home in Macclesfield, Cheshire
Things to Do

It hosts a well-attended monthly Treacle Market that gives a taste of days gone by where local businesses would trade their wares. It’s always very busy with local food and fine goods purveyed and a true market town feel. For the more adventurous, the Peak District has great places to go rock climbing with Gritstone edges like Windgather Rocks and the Roaches. The area has beautiful walks too, Tegg’s Nose Country Park, with its breath-taking views over the Cheshire plains or a steep walk up Shutlingsloe for a fantastic panoramic view of all the three shires. It has the usual mix of High Street Brands lining the main street, you’ll find a diverse selection of independent shops, retail parks and supermarkets. For a touch of nostalgia, a visit to Macclesfield’s independent Cinemac, housed within the Heritage Centre makes an enjoyable visit.

Food & Drink

Macclesfield has an impressive array of culinary delights with excellent reputations to choose from. The town offers over sixty restaurants with cuisine to suit all tastes, including Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Scandinavian, French and American plus more traditional Bistro’s and Country pubs. The town offers a varied and vibrant choice of nightlife, either unwind and relax by an open fire in one of Macclesfield’s cosy country pubs, or dance the night away in one of the towns live music venues, bars or clubs. There is always the right venue to suit your mood around Macclesfield.

History

Although ‘Silk Town’ seems to be its preferred nickname, the traditional name of Macclesfield is ‘Treacle Town’. This refers to a historical incident when a horse-drawn wagon overturned and spilt its load of treacle onto the street, after which the poor scooped the treacle off the road. At one time, Macclesfield was England’s primary silk producer. What began as largely hand loom work was then transformed by mechanisation. Silk remained economically important to Macclesfield well into the 20th century, an employer of consequence until the 1960’s when imports from Asia and China proved impossible to counter.

Schools & Employment

The town has a strong mix of employment from giants like the FTSE 100 company Astra Zeneca and the various array of SME companies with engineering and textile businesses thriving on numerous Industrial Estates. There are many top performing schools in and around the area that you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are five secondary schools as well as two private schools. Many schools in the area also hold the prestigious ‘Outstanding’ ratings from OFSTED.

Transport Links

The town has an excellent train station with regular routes to Manchester in 26 minutes, London in 1 hour and 40 minutes and other major cities around the UK easily accessed. Macclesfield is also close to major motorway networks, just a 25 minute drive South West to the M6 via junction 17 and similar distance heading North to the M60 or M56. If travelling by plane Manchester Airport is less than a short 30 minute drive, as the third busiest airport of the UK you will find direct flights to most of the popular destinations around the world. Being situated close to the centre of the UK it’s a great location for heading just about anywhere!

Future Investment

Council chiefs have recently launched a new master plan to transform the town centre over the next five years, which includes the redevelopment of the area around Macclesfield train station, a £15 million Grosvenor Centre expansion, a town centre multi-screen cinema, as well as plenty of new homes and communities being constructed in and around the area. As a great location with plenty of future development projects in the pipeline it’s a great area to live and work.

Macclesfield is a bustling historic silk town full of vibrancy and the hub of numerous outlying country villages nestled amongst the three shires of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The town today is home to many narrow streets of houses, along with beautiful parks for children and an impressive array of leisure facilities. Our modern and elegant new houses make a perfect addition to Macclesfield town.

 

Things to Do

It hosts a well-attended monthly Treacle Market that gives a taste of days gone by where local businesses would trade their wares. It’s always very busy with local food and fine goods purveyed and a true market town feel. For the more adventurous, the Peak District has great places to go rock climbing with Gritstone edges like Windgather Rocks and the Roaches. The area has beautiful walks too, Tegg’s Nose Country Park, with its breath-taking views over the Cheshire plains or a steep walk up Shutlingsloe for a fantastic panoramic view of all the three shires. It has the usual mix of High Street Brands lining the main street, you’ll find a diverse selection of independent shops, retail parks and supermarkets. For a touch of nostalgia, a visit to Macclesfield’s independent Cinemac, housed within the Heritage Centre makes an enjoyable visit.

Food & Drink

Macclesfield has an impressive array of culinary delights with excellent reputations to choose from. The town offers over sixty restaurants with cuisine to suit all tastes, including Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Scandinavian, French and American plus more traditional Bistro’s and Country pubs. The town offers a varied and vibrant choice of nightlife, either unwind and relax by an open fire in one of Macclesfield’s cosy country pubs, or dance the night away in one of the towns live music venues, bars or clubs. There is always the right venue to suit your mood around Macclesfield.

History

Although ‘Silk Town’ seems to be its preferred nickname, the traditional name of Macclesfield is ‘Treacle Town’. This refers to a historical incident when a horse-drawn wagon overturned and spilt its load of treacle onto the street, after which the poor scooped the treacle off the road. At one time, Macclesfield was England’s primary silk producer. What began as largely hand loom work was then transformed by mechanisation. Silk remained economically important to Macclesfield well into the 20th century, an employer of consequence until the 1960’s when imports from Asia and China proved impossible to counter.

Schools & Employment

The town has a strong mix of employment from giants like the FTSE 100 company Astra Zeneca and the various array of SME companies with engineering and textile businesses thriving on numerous Industrial Estates. There are many top performing schools in and around the area that you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are five secondary schools as well as two private schools. Many schools in the area also hold the prestigious ‘Outstanding’ ratings from OFSTED.

Transport Links

The town has an excellent train station with regular routes to Manchester in 26 minutes, London in 1 hour and 40 minutes and other major cities around the UK easily accessed. Macclesfield is also close to major motorway networks, just a 25 minute drive South West to the M6 via junction 17 and similar distance heading North to the M60 or M56. If travelling by plane Manchester Airport is less than a short 30 minute drive, as the third busiest airport of the UK you will find direct flights to most of the popular destinations around the world. Being situated close to the centre of the UK it’s a great location for heading just about anywhere!

Future Investment

Council chiefs have recently launched a new master plan to transform the town centre over the next five years, which includes the redevelopment of the area around Macclesfield train station, a £15 million Grosvenor Centre expansion, a town centre multi-screen cinema, as well as plenty of new homes and communities being constructed in and around the area. As a great location with plenty of future development projects in the pipeline it’s a great area to live and work.

OUR NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE

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Vincent Street
Vincent Street

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A fabulous development of eleven houses and a Coachhouse apartment. Private parking and gardens to the rear compliment stunning family accommodation. In Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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Newton Street
Newton Street

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Six individual and stunning properties just a few minutes from Macclesfield town centre. Private parking and a large internal space make for a superb property.

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Loney Street
Loney Street

Release Date: 12th October


A development of eight stylish and contemporary homes with an modern look in a peaceful, convenient part of town. Coming so to Loney Street, Macclesfield

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Vincent Street
Vincent Street

All Sold


A fabulous development of eleven houses and a Coachhouse apartment. Private parking and gardens to the rear compliment stunning family accommodation. In Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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Newton Street
Newton Street

All Sold


Six individual and stunning properties just a few minutes from Macclesfield town centre. Private parking and a large internal space make for a superb property.

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Loney Street
Loney Street

Release Date: 12th October


A development of eight stylish and contemporary homes with an modern look in a peaceful, convenient part of town. Coming so to Loney Street, Macclesfield

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