Prestwich is a town just to the north of Manchester. Although the good people of Prestwich pay their council tax to Bury council, this urban village is actually closer to Manchester city centre and is definitely Mancunian in vibe and soul. Prestwich has a strong sense of community and this is demonstrated throughout the year with its community events including, markets, craft fairs, concerts, the carnival and many many more.
Property in Prestwich, whether it is for sale or to let, is consistently popular with our clients and therefore is always in demand. With its “Villagey” feel and first class facilities, it certainly is a place where many people want to call home. Property prices in Prestwich, although on the up, are a fraction of many comparable areas in South Manchester, therefore, creating the high demand that Prestwich has. Cardwells have been successfully selling and renting properties in Prestwich since 1982. With an extensive range of houses in the area, there is always something to suit everyone and every budget.
Continue reading below to find out some of the other main reasons why Prestwich is such a popular place to live:
Prestwich has fantastic transport links from the M60 motorway (Junction 17) providing easy access to all points north, south, east and west! This makes travelling by car very easy to almost anywhere. With the metrolink also very accessible via stations in Prestwich Village, the Heaton Park area of Prestwich and Besses o’ th’ Barn which is very close to the Whitefield side of Prestwich, you can travel very easily to Bury, Manchester City Centre, East Manchester and South Manchester without the use of a car. There are also excellent bus routes to Bury, Bolton and Manchester City Centre providing easy access for commuters.
One of the reasons that people like to live in Prestwich is for the education available to local residents. There is a good mix of schools for secondary education. Commuting to further education, colleges and universities is also very easy from the area.
SHOPS & LOCAL RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Often referred to as the “Didsbury of the North”, Prestwich offers a good range of independent local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, public houses, cafes, local library and hair and beauty specialists. Prestwich Village itself is very “up and coming” with some of its latest additions including Cuckoo – a popular bar on Bury New Road serving foods such as wood fired pizza, cocktails and hosting entertainment at weekends and Solita, the newly open famous burger restaurant. There are many other popular restaurants and coffee shops including Croma, Costa Coffee, Istanbul Grill serving fabulous Turkish food, Panama Hatty’s Grill, TGI Fridays and many many more. The people of Prestwich also like to support the independent local shops such as Rose and Lee Vintage which offers a mix of antiques and furniture. Main supermarkets such as Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland can be found and if you travel a short distance to the neighbouring towns of Whitefield, Blackley and Radcliffe many other shops and supermarkets can be found such as Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys. If you’re looking for traditional public houses then the famous Church Inn on Church Lane has a homely environment – you may even see a ghost or two! If you live in Prestwich, you will never be short of anywhere to shop, eat or drink!
Prestwich village itself houses the popular Longfield Suite where many events are held throughout the year including charity events, beer festivals, wrestling, concerts and fitness classes.
LOCAL PARKS & COUNTRYSIDE
Prestwich is very proud to have the famous Heaton Park within its perimeter. Heaton Park is a municipal park covering an outstanding 600 acres of land, which makes it the largest municipal park in Europe! Heaton Hall, an 18th century country house and a Grade I listed building, can be found within the grounds of the park. The park is owned by Manchester City Council and underwent a renovation programme costing over 10 million pounds. The park is very popular with families in the Prestwich and surrounding areas and offers a wide range of facilities to suit everyone. Some of the facilities on offer in the park include; an 18-hole golf course, a pitch and put course, a golf driving range, tennis courts, a boating lake, an animal farm, several children’s adventure playgrounds, a volunteer run tram system, museum, cafes, several woodland walks and plenty of tranquil green open spaces and the only flat green bowling green in Manchester built for the 2002 Commonwealth games. During the year the park is also open for live concerts, funfairs, circuses, charity events, bonfire displays and many more family activities.
St Marys Park and Flower Garden can also be found in Prestwich. This is park is another popular spot for families being on a much smaller scale to Heaton Park but still offering several facilities, including tennis courts, a five-a-side football pitch, some gym facilities and a children’s playground. It is also the main site for the famous carnival that Prestwich holds in June every year and it is also used for other events such as mini festivals and tribute bands. The flower garden can be found across the road from the park. This has been restored and hosts summer events such as Prestwich Clough Day – a festival of community stalls, brass bands, food and drink.
Prestwich Clough can be accessed via several locations around Prestwich but one of the main entrances is via a small gate from St Mary’s flower garden. The Clough is a beautiful piece of woodland with leads on to acres of unspoilt countryside. Popular with many people the clough offers many walking routes, cycle routes and wildlife trails from which you can often spot red squirrels and sometimes wild deer.
The Heaton Park area of Prestwich is always in high demand. The area comprises mainly of older terraced houses and some semi-detached and so always remains especially popular with first time buyers looking to make a start on the property ladder and also families.
The location is on the doorstep of Heaton Park gates and so offering the fabulous facilities of the park within walking distance.
The Heaton Park area of Prestwich also has its own metrolink station and so the area is very accessible and offers easy commuting to Manchester City Centre and Bury as well as east and south Manchester. Residents living in this part of Prestwich have the added benefit of central Prestwich facilities and Prestwich metrolink station itself. As this area lies on the Bury Old Road side of Prestwich, there are also many bus routes available to the surrounding towns and the M60 and M66 motorway junctions are within easy reach.
Although there are no main supermarkets in this area, there are ample local shops including: takeaways, hairdressers, a pharmacy and public houses for local residents. Those wanting larger shops only have to commute to the centre of Prestwich to find a larger variety.
Butterstile is a popular residential area of Prestwich which incorporates Prestwich Hills. There is a mixture of detached, semi detached houses and bungalows many of them built in the late 80’s/early 90’s and is a sought after area for families.
Butterstile has fantastic transport links from the M60 (junction 17) providing easy access to all points, north, south, east and west. Metrolink stations are nearby at Prestwich or Heaton Park giving a quick and easy route into Manchester City Centre with all its excellent shopping and recreational facilities.
One of the reasons people like to live in this area is for the education available to local residents, there is a good mix of schools for secondary education. Commuting to further education, colleges and universities is also very easy from the area.
Sedgley Park is a suburban area of Prestwich roughly bounded to the north by Scholes Lane, to the east by Bury Old Road and to the west by Bland Road/George Street. This area of Prestwich has a large Jewish population and a number of synagogues. There are many Jewish shops, restaurants, bakeries, delicatessens and other businesses in the area and also a Lidl supermarket and a Sainsburys Local shop. The residents in this area not only benefit from these local shops and facilities, but as Prestwich Village itself is only a short distance away, there is the added benefit of these as well. Residential streets in this area consist mainly of 1920’s and 1930’s semi detached homes.
There are excellent bus routes from Sedgley Park into Prestwich Village and beyond to Bury and Bolton and also into Manchester city Centre via Salford or Cheetham Hill. The M60 (junction 17) is a very short drive away which makes commuting to almost anywhere very easy.
Sedgley Park Community Primary School can be found on Kings Road. There are many other popular primary schools within Prestwich and a good selection of secondary schools for older children.
The housing market in Sedgley Park is extremely popular and with houses in this area being in such high demand, especially with our Jewish clients, then you have to be quick not to miss out.
Simister is a small village in Prestwich with a rural feel and a lot of agricultural activity. It is located between the districts of Prestwich, Rhodes and Langley. Simister Village is located east of “Simister Island”, motorway junction 18 which links the M62, M66 and M60. Simister Village is very popular with those who want the rural feel yet convenient enough to be located only a short drive from local shops, supermarkets, transport links, popular schools and other amenities of Prestwich.
Simister Village itself comprises mainly of a mixture of residential houses and farms with some beautiful green open spaces. There a two local public houses within the village, The Same Yet – very popular with families, with a restaurant and children’s play area and The Farmers Arms – a JW Lees public house that is very popular with the local residents of Simister. St George’s Church, the village church and a grade II listed building, was built during the First World War and opened on 14th October 1915. The Lady Wilton Hall, which was once also the village school from 1850 until 1972 and was built by the Countess of Wilton is now often used for many community events as well as being the church hall where Sunday school is held.
As Simister Village is so popular, house prices can be higher here than some other locations in Prestwich. There is a mix of residential houses to suit almost anybody, from small quirky cottages to large detached farmhouses with land and it is the lack of facilities and rural feel that attracts people to this area. It is for these reasons that houses always sell and rent very well in this location.
The most local schools to Simister Village are St Margaret’s C of E Primary School and Parenthorn High School both of which can be commuted to by foot or by car. There are many other popular local schools which are just a short drive away in Prestwich itself.
Cardwells have been selling and renting properties in M25 since 1982. If you are looking to buy or sell in this area then please contact us and we will be delighted to help you. We have an extensive database with clients looking to buy immediately. We also have a very high demand for rental properties in the area. If you are looking to find a tenant for your property then please do not hesitate to call us as we have clients waiting. Whatever your enquiry may be, we are contactable 7 days a week on 0161 761 1215.