Whitefield Estate Agents
Bordering Prestwich, Whitefield is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury to the south of the River Irwell, located approx 3 miles South East of Bury and around 5 miles to the North West of Manchester City Centre with Prestwich and the M60 motorway lying to the south of Whitefield. Local residents pay their council tax to Bury council and the postcode prefix for Whitefield is M45.
Historically, Whitefield was originally known for its Bleach Works and the Weaving Industry heritage that was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution that was operating from a number of the mills that are still standing today. The urbanisation and development of Whitefield largely coincided with the Industrial Revolution. Although over the 20th century there was a great deal of residential and commercial property development which created a great deal of the residential and commercial property available today, some of these properties were built by successful builders like Richard Bradshaw.
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Localities within Whitefield include Besses o’ th’ Barn, Park Lane, Hillock, Lily Hill, Stand, and separated by the M60 motorway, Kirkham. Whilst Unsworth, Heaton Park, Stand, Sedgley Park, Bury, Radcliffe, Hollins, Prestwich, Bolton, Swinton and numerous other areas are within easy reach.
The residential housing in Whitefield is mainly made up of 1930’s bay windowed semi-detached homes with some detached and also some older terraced housing too, especially around the Lily Hill Street area. Some of these terraced houses are thought to be the old mill workers cottages. There are some very grand detached houses in the Ringley Road area and some very large family homes just nearby to these around Park Lane. As Whitefield is not a very large area, there is not much room for development in the area, there are very few modern built homes. Sometimes we see older properties being demolished and new build properties being built instead.
If you are looking for something more modern in Whitefield then “Hillock” is the main area of Whitefield that can provide this type of home. As with many areas, house prices can differ greatly depending on the individual localities within the area, however, one thing you can always be sure on is that whichever part of Whitefield you choose to live in, you are never far away from the excellent local facilities on offer.
Cardwells Estate Agents in Whitefield
Cardwells Estate Agents Whitefield have been successful estate & letting agents in Whitefield for over thirty years. We have sold quite literally thousands of properties in Whitefield since we were formed in 1982. These have ranged from apartments to large detached residences sent in substantial grounds. If you are looking for an estate or letting agent in Whitefield, look no further than Cardwells. As Commercial Estate Agents in Whitefield, we would be delighted to help you in commercial property or rental management in Whitefield. We will find a buyer for your property in Whitefield or to let out property. Cardwells Estate Agents help you out in Property to let in Whitefield, Property to rent in Whitefield or Property for sale in Whitefield.
Whitefield has fantastic transport links from the M60 motorway (junction 17) providing easy access to the motorway network. From the M60, the M61, M62 and M6 can all be reached. This makes travelling and commuting by car via the motorway network from Whitefield very easy. The Metrolink is also very accessible via stations in central Whitefield and Besses o’ th’ Barn, which is very close to the Prestwich side of Whitefield. You can travel very easily to Bury, Manchester City Centre, East Manchester and South Manchester without the use of a car by going on the Metrolink. 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 Whitefield is for the education available to local residents of Whitefield. There is a great deal of choice when it comes to schools that the children of Whitefield can attend, these include: Whitefield Community Primary School, St Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Ribble Drive Primary School, All Saints Church of England Primary School, St Michaels Roman Catholic Primary School, Higher Lane Primary School, Heaton Park Primary School, Bury & Whitefield Jewish Primary School, King David Jewish School, Philips High School, St Monica’s Roman Catholic High School, Castlebrook High School, Bolton Independent School & Bury Grammar School. The links to these schools are below if you would like additional information.
Whitefield offers a fantastic range of amenities including local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, Public houses, cafes, a local library, gym, two golf courses (Whitefield Golf Course & Stand Golf Club, whilst Bury Golf Club is nearby) and many hair and beauty specialists. Morrison’s and Aldi are some popular supermarkets that are in Whitefield, although if you travel to the neighbouring towns of Prestwich and Radcliffe there is much more on offer including Tesco and Asda. Whitefield has a large popular gym with swimming pool which is part of a chain called “Total Fitness” although there are also a number of smaller gyms in the area (Curves Ladies Gym & Dynamics etc). There are many popular restaurants with a very good variety of cuisine including Italian, Chinese, Indian and Thai. There are also numerous bars which are very popular and offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Whitefield is also home to the popular and quite famous “Slattery Patissiere & Chocolate” which attracts people from far and wide. Located on Bury New Road in a 3 storey Victorian building with a large retail area selling pretty much every kind of handmade chocolate you can think of as well as gorgeous celebration cakes, freshly baked bread, cakes and a deli counter selling freshly made sandwiches and pies. To the upstairs is the “Masons Dining Room” where you can enjoy a spot of lunch, many cakes, and drinks from the fabulous menu on offer. If you go up another level, the top floor is dedicated to the “Slattery School of Excellence” which offers chocolate and culinary training to the public. The two golf clubs; Whitefield Golf Club and Stand Lane Golf Club have been welcoming visitors for over 75 years and offer full facilities including clubhouse, professional teaching and pro shop. All in all, the Centre of Whitefield has been greatly improved over previous years to offer a good variety of leisure and recreational facilities with something to suit everyone and every budget. With all these wonderful facilities in Whitefield, It is no surprise that property is consistently popular. If you are looking for an estate agent in Whitefield, look no further than Cardwells (0161 761 1215).
One of the most popular and largest parks in Whitefield is Philips Park. Now owned by Bury council, this was once home to the Philips family where around two thirds of the park area was their estate and the remaining third, known as Waterdale, is now owned by Irwell Valley following the demolition of two bleach and dye works. Some of the original buildings still remain such as the grade II listed North Lodge and conservatory. To this day the park attracts many families with its adventure playgrounds for children and nature walks along with many other family activities. Vehicle access to the park is via gates from Philips Park road West and Park Lane although there are several other entrances via foot or bicycle.
Springwater Park is another popular park located just outside the centre of Whitefield, off Lily Hill Street. This park comprises lots of open green space and woodland with open views over the Irwell Valley. This is a pleasant place for a relaxing stroll, nature watching and maybe exercising dogs.
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Other smaller parks in Whitefield include Whitefield Park which is situated next to Whitefield Metrolink station. Although modest in size it does include a wildflower area, two crown green bowling greens, children’s play area, multi-purpose ball zone and basketball hoop, youth shelter and toilets. Around the corner, Hamilton Road Park provides tennis facilities; a children’s play area and is often home to various festivals throughout the year. There are also several other small parks in the area providing Whitefield with plenty of green space and facilities for all of the family.
In our opinion, Whitefield is wonderful and is a superb place to live. Cardwells are your estate & letting agent in Whitefield and are proud to have called Whitefield our home since 1982.
If you are looking for a property to buy in Whitefield, property for sale in Whitefield or property to rent in Whitefield, please register your details with Cardwells Estate Agents Whitefield as we may have a perfect property waiting for you right now.
We can also advise you directly when a suitable property in Whitefield is coming to the market and also for property or rental management in Whitefield. Cardwells Estate Agents Whitefield 0161 761 1215.
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Ribble Drive Primary School
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All Saints C of E Primary School
St Michaels R C Primary School
Higher Lane Primary School
Heaton Park Primary School
Whitefield Jewish Primary School
King David Jewish Primary School
Philips High School
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St Monicas R C High School
Castlebrook High School
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Bury Grammar School
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