Congleton

Congleton

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BobSaunders

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2,659 posts

122 months

Thursday 9th July 2020
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Can someone tell me about Congleton please? Thinking about a house here.

Is it ok? Is it nice? Areas to avoid?

We’re somewhat easily ahem.. middle class, two young kids. No interest in boozing and night clubs.

What’s the commute to Manchester City centre like?


buggalugs

8,937 posts

204 months

Wednesday 15th July 2020
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Congleton's not bad, doesn't have the cheshire set & prices of further north but is just far enough away from Stoke hehe Handy for the peak district etc.

For a commute depends which bit of Manchester but it's a lot better since the Alderley Edge bypass was finished a few years back. Also IIRC you don't need to change trains from there. I'm Alsager and I have to go east or west first then change to get to MCR which is a pain.

Hope I'm not imagining this but I think they're building a bypass around Congleton at the moment.

Crewe is getting HS2'd some time in the next 10 years, at which point it'll be 25 mins from Manchester and an hour from London, and house prices will no doubut climb to reflect that, if you don't mind a crap commute while you wait.

Emmyjo

9 posts

3 months

Thursday 22nd April
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buggalugs said:
Congleton's not bad, doesn't have the cheshire set & prices of further north but is just far enough away from Stoke hehe Handy for the peak district etc.

For a commute depends which bit of Manchester but it's a lot better since the Alderley Edge bypass was finished a few years back. Also IIRC you don't need to change trains from there. I'm Alsager and I have to go east or west first then change to get to MCR which is a pain.

Hope I'm not imagining this but I think they're building a bypass around Congleton at the moment.

Crewe is getting HS2'd some time in the next 10 years, at which point it'll be 25 mins from Manchester and an hour from London, and house prices will no doubut climb to reflect that, if you don't mind a crap commute while you wait.
Yep a bypass is being built, looks strange driving in from Crewe

towser44

2,532 posts

82 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Emmyjo said:
Yep a bypass is being built, looks strange driving in from Crewe
By pass opened last week. Had a drive along last Thursday from the Macc side. Nice road!