Why Live in Stretford?

LAURUS LIFE | Location Guide

Why Live in Stretford?

LAURUS LIFE | Location Guide

Why you will love living in Stretford

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If you’re looking for a smaller town with bags of character, then Stretford is the perfect place for you. 

Located in the exciting Trafford Borough of Greater Manchester, it’s close enough to the city centre that you’ll never be stuck for things to do, all without losing the charm of a community town. Excellent transport links, incredible schools and easy access to nature make it the ideal place for families, professionals and first-time buyers alike.

Surrounded by nature

  

Being so close to the vibrant city centre of Manchester, it’s hard to believe you’ll be surrounded by wide open green spaces and scenic watersides. Nevertheless, Stretford is awash with nature.

Stretford Meadows is the perfect place for a weekend wander with the family or sitting and relaxing with a picnic. On clear days, you can easily spot some of the resident deer exploring the meadows, and in the spring you can bask in the beauty of the colourful blooms that come to life there.

If you’re fond of spending time next to the water, you’re spoiled for choice in Stretford. As well as being nestled in between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, the Bridgewater Canal runs beside the town, providing residents with ample opportunity to stretch their legs with a stunning view.

The iconic beauty spot Sale Waterpark is also a 5-minute drive away, meaning you can walk by the waterside or even go for a dip with the open swimming club who meet six times a week at the park. Chorlton Water Park is also a short distance away, providing equally as enjoyable views when you need a change of scenery.

Surrounded by nature

  

Being so close to the vibrant city centre of Manchester, it’s hard to believe you’ll be surrounded by wide open green spaces and scenic watersides. Nevertheless, Stretford is awash with nature.

Stretford Meadows is the perfect place for a weekend wander with the family or sitting and relaxing with a picnic. On clear days, you can easily spot some of the resident deer exploring the meadows, and in the spring you can bask in the beauty of the colourful blooms that come to life there.

If you’re fond of spending time next to the water, you’re spoiled for choice in Stretford. As well as being nestled in between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, the Bridgewater Canal runs beside the town, providing residents with ample opportunity to stretch their legs with a stunning view.

The iconic beauty spot Sale Waterpark is also a 5-minute drive away, meaning you can walk by the waterside or even go for a dip with the open swimming club who meet six times a week at the park. Chorlton Water Park is also a short distance away, providing equally as enjoyable views when you need a change of scenery.

Independent atmosphere

  

While Stretford falls under the borough of Trafford, it proudly wears its own identity on its sleeve. Stretford Foodhall is one of the town’s greatest attractions and brings visitors from all over Greater Manchester. Offering an ever-changing selection of culinary delights from independent vendors all over the country, there’s no time for your taste-buds to get bored here. 

But that’s not all you can find at the Foodhall. The space also serves as home for a mix of niche traders to set up shop, selling everything from ornaments to house plants. The Foodhall also doubles as an intimate venue for local acts to play, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

If you’re looking for a place to sit down and enjoy a drink with your friends or family, bars like HEAD offer a wide selection of local beers that’ll make you feel right at home. Try everything from classic ale, to exciting Chai Latte stouts, all accompanied with a soundtrack of hits old and new. Fancy a traditional Sunday Roast? The HIVE in Stretford Mall offers an unbeatable meal with a choice of meat and all the trimmings, coated in gravy.

Independent atmosphere

  

While Stretford falls under the borough of Trafford, it proudly wears its own identity on its sleeve. Stretford Foodhall is one of the town’s greatest attractions and brings visitors from all over Greater Manchester. Offering an ever-changing selection of culinary delights from independent vendors all over the country, there’s no time for your taste-buds to get bored here. 

But that’s not all you can find at the Foodhall. The space also serves as home for a mix of niche traders to set up shop, selling everything from ornaments to house plants. The Foodhall also doubles as an intimate venue for local acts to play, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

If you’re looking for a place to sit down and enjoy a drink with your friends or family, bars like HEAD offer a wide selection of local beers that’ll make you feel right at home. Try everything from classic ale, to exciting Chai Latte stouts, all accompanied with a soundtrack of hits old and new. Fancy a traditional Sunday Roast? The HIVE in Stretford Mall offers an unbeatable meal with a choice of meat and all the trimmings, coated in gravy.

Access to everywhere

  

Stretford Metrolink is an extremely well-serviced tram stop, offering a direct link to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester City Centre. This makes accessing booming businesses such as Missguided, UKFast and The Co-op as easy as hopping onto a tram. Stretford also sits on the Altrincham and Bury lines, meaning travel around the county is as simple as can be. Trafford Park train station is less than a 15-minute walk from Stretford, providing a direct link to Liverpool Lime Street.

The M60 motorway is easily reachable from the town, as junction 7 connects from the North of the town’s boundary with Sale. This orbital road means you’re never too far from the rest of Greater Manchester’s incredible boroughs.

Access to everywhere

  

Stretford Metrolink is an extremely well-serviced tram stop, offering a direct link to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester City Centre. This makes accessing booming businesses such as Missguided, UKFast and The Co-op as easy as hopping onto a tram. Stretford also sits on the Altrincham and Bury lines, meaning travel around the county is as simple as can be. Trafford Park train station is less than a 15-minute walk from Stretford, providing a direct link to Liverpool Lime Street.

The M60 motorway is easily reachable from the town, as junction 7 connects from the North of the town’s boundary with Sale. This orbital road means you’re never too far from the rest of Greater Manchester’s incredible boroughs.

Everyday life in Stretford

  

For families with little ones, education is one of the most important aspects of an area.

Luckily, Stretford is home to a number of Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated schools such as St Hugh of Lincoln RC Primary School on Glastonbury Road, which can help your child get the perfect start to their education. 

For older children, Stretford High School is loved by students and won the Heartsafe UK education award in 2018 and is only a ten-minute walk from Novus Stretford, meaning getting home for leisure time is an easy task.

Everyday life in Stretford

  

For families with little ones, education is one of the most important aspects of an area.

Luckily, Stretford is home to a number of Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated schools such as St Hugh of Lincoln RC Primary School on Glastonbury Road, which can help your child get the perfect start to their education. 

For older children, Stretford High School is loved by students and won the Heartsafe UK education award in 2018 and is only a ten-minute walk from Novus Stretford, meaning getting home for leisure time is an easy task.

About Novus

  

Novus is a stylish collection of 2 bedroom mews homes and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments built on the picturesque banks of the Bridgewater Canal.

Just outside of the town centre, the location is perfect for anyone looking to settle down in Stretford. Our Novus development is designed to make it easier for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder, Available exclusively through Shared Ownership.

About Novus

  

Novus is a stylish collection of 2 bedroom mews homes and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments built on the picturesque banks of the Bridgewater Canal.

Just outside of the town centre, the location is perfect for anyone looking to settle down in Stretford. Our Novus development is designed to make it easier for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder, Available exclusively through Shared Ownership.

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