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Living in Nantwich: The Local Area Guide

If you’re looking for a lively, friendly community, close to a number of popular and affluent towns, look no further than Nantwich. The popular market town is within easy distance of other Northern hotspots like Crewe, Stoke and Cheshire – all of which are just a short drive away. While Nantwich boasts its own range of boutiques and independent shops, the other local towns further supplement its offerings.

The town is also known for its range of high profile events. Whatever time of the year it is, you’re sure to find something going on. From the street entertainment of the summer to the much-loved Jazz and Blues festival in October – there’s something for everyone.


Demographic data was last collected at the time of the 2011 census and revealed a population of just under 14,000. Since this time, the town has continued to grow and flourish as the welcoming and vibrant town it’s known as today. Of the residents here, a fifth were retired at the time data was collected. This number is slightly higher than average, with the retired population recorded as 13.7% in England. There was also a high rate of employment here in Nantwich, along with great job opportunities and prospects.

When it comes to housing, the types of accommodation lived in varied. A fifth lived in detached properties, a third in semi-detached, and a quarter in terraced homes. In 2015, property pricing was as follows: £200,000-£300,000 for detached houses, 140,000-£500,000 for semi-detached properties, £140,000-£500,000 and £120,000-£180,000 for terraces and cottages.


If you’ve got a young family, you’ll be pleased to know that the schools and educational prospects here in Nantwich are good. There are a number of schools in Nantwich itself and a selection of fantastic schools in the surrounding area too. Some of the best primary schools include Highfields Primary and Weaver Primary. The “outstanding” primaries in Nantwich, according to Ofsted, include St Anne’s Catholic School, Stapeley Broad Lane C of E and Acton C of E Primary School.

While there are a number of great secondary schools in the area and in nearby Crewe, Nantwich itself is home to two secondary schools. Both of these have a good reputation. Ofsted assessed Malbank School and Sixth Form College as “good”, in its latest report, and Brine Leas School was assessed as “outstanding”. Higher education is available at nearby Keele University and The University of Manchester. The former is just 30 minutes away and sits in the top 4% of the world’s universities – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016.


When moving to a new area, it’s important to know that you’ll be well served by good transportation – especially if you’re planning on commuting to work. Nantwich is conveniently located close to bustling Chester and consequently benefits from excellent road links. It’s close to the M6, for travel in and out of the Nantwich area, and driving is made easy within the town.

Public transportation here includes train and bus services. Nantwich railway station is on the Crewe to Shrewsbury line and offers good services to both towns. Regular bus services also serve hotspots like Chester and Crewe and are run by various companies including Arriva and D&G Bus. For business or holiday travel abroad, you’ll have the choice of not one, but two airports. Manchester is the closest airport, located approximately one hour away, and Birmingham Airport is just a little further.

Amenities and shopping

Whether you’re looking for unique boutiques or your favourite high street shops, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the Nantwich area. The town is home to all your usual big brand supermarkets, like Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, plus a range of shops, takeaways and pubs. You’ll find authentic Indian cuisine, real Italian fare, as well as popular old-fashioned pubs like The Thatch. Nantwich is also known for its fantastic café scene, with plenty of places to stop for tea and cake.

When it comes to your fashion, beauty and home needs, you’re best off heading to one of the bigger towns or villages. While Nantwich does have a selection of independent shops and a great Farmers’ Market, held once monthly, it may not be enough for the real shopaholics out there. Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, and Knutsford are ideal for boutique shopping and your big department stores, while McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks is home to all your designer stores. Here you’ll find more than 145 luxury and high street brands, including All Saints and Burberry.

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