Altrincham is to be found approximately 8 miles to the south west of Manchester City Centre, making it an excellent location for the commuter. The M60 ring road offers excellent access to the north, south, east and west of England, with Manchester Airport only approximately 5 miles away.
Altrincham metrolink station also offers a direct link to Manchester Piccadilly. In the town today there are numerous shops, both local and national chain stores providing an excellent range of products for the resident and visitor as well as a bustling indoor food market.
There is a superb range of both private and state schools in the town, Atrincham Grammar School for Girls has been named the best state funded secondary school in the ‘Real Schools Guide 2020’. Whatever your sporting passion venues such as Altrincham FC, Manchester Storm, Manchester United, and Lancashire Country Cricket Ground are all within easy reach. The town is convenient for a short trip to the rolling Cheshire countryside which nestles alongside its outskirts. With country homes such as Dunham Massey and Tatton Park that are open to the public with golf courses and other recreational facilities nearby, Altrincham has adapted to satisfy the most demanding of residents. Altrincham was voted the ‘Best Place to live in England 2020’ by The Times newspaper.
The close by villages of Hale, Bowdon and Hale Barns together are regarded as the wealthiest areas in Greater Manchester and outside of London, and similarly wealthy to Cheshire Golden Triangle towns Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury. These towns and the area between them contain some of the most expensive properties in the United Kingdom. Each village is known for its independent restaurants, golf courses and excellent schools. A large percentage of the inhabitants work either Manchester City centre or Manchester Airport.