Why You Should Move to Sale
The Trafford Suburb has become an increasingly desirable location to move to over the years, and in 2017, it was rated the fourth best place to live in England in a study commissioned by the Royal Mail.
Located around 5 miles from Manchester City Centre, the pleasant town continues to be popular with commuters and families. If you are considering moving to the Sale area, we’ve listed some of the many reasons as to why you should just go for it and enjoy the next chapter of your life in the leafy Suburb.
Sale is home to some great schools
Catchment areas can prove a real nightmare for parents trying to secure their child a place at a good school, and many are willing to move area for the sake of a good education. If you have young children it is likely you are already considering their education and school applications, but a move to Sale would guarantee a place at a great school.
The Trafford Borough is home to many great primary and secondary schools, but Sale, in particular, has some excellent schools such as Springfield Primary School and Sale Grammar School. However, if your child is already happily settled at another school in the city, the borough offers great transport links to secondary schools in Altrincham and the rest of Manchester.
The town has a genuine community feel
Unfortunately these days, many areas just seem to lack a sense of community with over half of British people describing their neighbours as ‘strangers’! However, Sale has retained a genuine community feel and neighbourliness that the locals are proud of. The community is made up of diverse groups of people, and welcoming places, whether you move to Sale, Sale Moor, Ashton on Mersey or any of its other areas.
There are plenty of clubs and groups for you or your children to meet people and get involved, and there is an annual Sale Festival too which is run by volunteers from Sale Town Partnership. The Arts Trail in July is another superb example of Sale’s community feel; local artists work is embraced and displayed across the town in unusual spaces, gardens and local businesses such as shops and cafes for the public to enjoy.
Sale offers affordable housing
Although house prices have been on the rise in the area, Sale does offer more affordable housing than the similar nearby areas of Hale and Altrincham. Prices range from £150,000 to around £900,000 and therefore appeal to a range of potential buyers, rather than just a small section. This is also reflected in the range of properties Sale has to offer – from large period homes, to cool modern apartments and everything in between.
There’s Plenty to Do in Sale
If you are planning to move area you may want to consider somewhere you and your family will be entertained, somewhere you’ll have plenty to see and do. Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre is a hive of activity and hosts concerts and exhibitions all year round, including an extremely popular annual pantomime.
Whether you have a young family or not, Sale offers something for everybody: two golf clubs, Sale Sharks Rugby Club and easy access to Old Trafford and Manchester City Centre. There is also Sale’s Leisure Centre with superb facilities for all, these include a swimming pool as well as fitness classes. The borough also hosts a large number of well-equipped and affordable of independent gyms.
The shops and cafes in the town centre are varied, ranging from well-known high street brands to independent places – so you’ll soon find your favourite spot to relax on a Sunday.
There are Quality Bars, Pubs, & Restaurants
Over recent years, food and drink in Sale have been on the up. The Cork of the North offers an impressive range of wines, and spots like the Mustard Diner have excellent food options. If you have young children there are family-friendly restaurants as well, establishments like the Bean and Brush Arts Café and Sale Hotel are more than happy to cater to younger audiences.
Pubs such as The Kings Ransom and the JP Joule remain Sale favourites and are very popular for a drink or meal. The Steamhouse offers live music and The Block & Gasket often have a DJ on the weekends. Sale is ideal for a few drinks locally, or as a starting point before getting the Metrolink into Manchester on a weekend evening.
Sale boasts beautiful green spaces
Despite its close proximity to the centre of Manchester, Sale has a huge number of green spaces that add to its desirability as one of the countries best places to live. Sale Water Park is ideal for taking a stroll around the lake, hiring a canoe or even fishing, and is extremely close to woodland and the River Mersey. There is also the canal which runs through the centre of the town. Any keen rowers may want to join Trafford Rowing Club based in Sale.
There are also plenty of parks in Sale, these include the popular Worthington Park, as well as Walton Park which has a miniature train ride loved by children and adults alike. If you fancy heading further into the countryside, Sale is only a short drive from rural Cheshire.
The Area has excellent transport links
Transport links are of great importance when considering which area to move to. Sale has three Metrolink stops in its area which run services to Manchester City Centre, Altrincham, Didsbury Manchester Airport and Media City in Salford. As the Metrolink system expands it is also possible to reach Rochdale, Shaw and Ashton-Under-Lyne.
The motorway is easily accessed too and the drive to Manchester city centre takes around 20 minutes making it a perfect location for commuters. There are also loads of bus routes in and around Sale to surrounding areas so getting around your new town should prove easy!
If you do decide to relocate to fabulous Sale contact us at Moving Solutions to make sure your move is as smooth as possible. We also offer our services in and around Manchester, so don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 0161 973 6011 to find out how we can help you with any move.