The Wilmslow Community
Wilmslow is an affluent town located in Cheshire and is one of the most sought after places to live in the UK after central London. Just 11 miles south of Manchester City Centre, Wilmslow has a population of approximately 30,326, lying between affluent Alderley Edge and Handforth, where approximately another 8,000 people reside.
Housing in Wilmslow
The area has a wide variety of quality housing for buyers and tenants to choose from.
In particular there is an excellent choice of larger semi-detached and detached family homes with generous gardens and ample off road parking.
Focused upon Bank Square, Water Lane and the pedestrianised Grove Street, Wilmslow’s lifestyle restaurants span flavours from Mediterranean to Far Eastern, including Yangs, The Chilli Banana, Pizza Express, Miller & Carter, CAU, Sarafina, Barinda and Heddy’s. Also serving great food but more centred around the vibrant nightlife are bar/restaurants such as Revolution and The Slug & Lettuce. Cafes and coffee shops are also plentiful with Caffe Nero, Starbucks and boutique independents such as Rise.
Schools in Wilmslow
6 local primary schools of Ashdene, Gorsey Bank, Lindow, Lacy Green, St Anne’s Fulshaw and Styal feed Wilmslow High School and St James’ Catholic High School. There are excellent independents in the area including Pownall Hall and Wilmslow Preparatory. Neighbouring Handforth has 2 primary schools, Dean Oaks and St Benedict’s. Nearby Mobberley is served by Mobberley C of E Primary School. The local schools are a major ‘pull’ to the area for many families; school performance, league tables and reports can be found by visiting Ofsted. Some of the very best independent schools in the country are located within the locality.
Leisure Around Wilmslow
Shopping in Wilmslow
Wilmslow plays host to a variety of high-end retail stores and boutique independent retailers. Hoopers department store is best known for luxury fashion, beauty, homewares and gifts, joined Black White Denim, White Stuff, Phase Eight, Sweaty Betty, Coast and Jaeger for clothing and accessories. Wilmslow town centre is served by Waitrose, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s supermarkets and a Tesco Express, whilst the A34 provides easy access by car to Tesco, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s superstores.