Our easy guide for living in Chester

  • 15th Jan 2021
  • 3 minute read
  • Written by Ellie New

Chester is a city in northwest England. Renowned for its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere, making Chester a popular place to live. The main neighbourhoods of Chester consist of Boughton, Lache, Curzon Park, and Hoole Village.

The city’s rich history dates back as far as the Romans and Normans, step back in time with a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre or the 1000-year-old cathedral.

Best places to live in Chester

Boughton: Boughton is a neighbourhood to the east of Chester city centre. Most of Boughton neighbour is located on the steep banks of the River Dee, providing amazing views to all who live in the area. There are very well-regarded schools within the area within walking distance, a huge attraction for young families in the area. Transportation to the city centre is frequent and easily accessible. There’s also a cricket ground and club house for any keen cricket players.

Properties in Boughton had an overall average price of £278,108 over the last year.

A large majority of sales were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £279,921. Flats sold for an average of £205,739, with detached properties fetching £432,662. According to Rightmove.

Lache Lane: Lache Lane is renowned for being one of the most attractive areas to live within Chester, boasting beautiful large properties. It has a strong local community making it a highly desirable area. Chester is very sought after due to the quality of the education offered, and there are many independent day schools only a stone’s throw away. Lache Lane is not far from the private hospital, Chester Racecourse and Chester Business Park, and still within walking distance of the city centre.

Properties in Lache Lane had an overall average price of £713,750 over the last year, according to Rightmove.

Tarvin Village: Tarvin Village is an idyllic, picturesque location with a wonderful range of amenities. Chester is just 5 miles from Tarvin Village and there is an excellent primary school with a Good rating from Ofsted. Tarvin is a great for commuting to Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent, and Manchester.

According to Rightmove properties in Tarvin, had an overall average price of £285,594 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Tarvin during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £355,429. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £259,500, with terraced properties fetching £196,000.

Things to do in Chester

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s largest Zoos. Home to over 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore. Take a walk on the wild side and view Lions, Jaguars, Red Pandas, and much, much more. Chester Zoo also has a wonderful range of plants and gardens to view. A great day out for all the family.

City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

Become more familiar with the city by taking an open top tour on one of the many tour bus operators in the city. Learn about the city’s great history and identify new potential hot spots, and you can hop on and off at each stop.

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Enjoy the Grosvenor Shopping Centre situated in Chester city centre located within Roman walls, shop an array of high street brands with independent stores too. There’s also a great selection of cafes to take a well-deserved break.

Chester Rows

Visit Chester Rows, the rows are continuous half-timbered galleries unique to Cheshire. Where you’ll find modern shops that grace the old buildings with charming architecture.

Chester Castle Agricola Tower and Castle Walls

Chester Castle Agricola was first founded by William the Conqueror 1070 and then rebuilt in the 12th century. Now maintained by the English Heritage, you can view the spectacular castle in all its glory.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral was first founded in 1092, it has since become many things to many people. A place of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre for musical excellence, and a blend of a rich and unique history.

Spend the day on a grand tour of the towers and ground floor and really get to explore the heart of Chester. Or indulge in a delicious afternoon tea served in the 13th century monks hall Refectory Café and take in the magnificent surroundings. This marvellous cathedral is a must see.

If you’re interested in moving to Chester, take a look at our great range of properties. For more information and advice, get in touch at customerservice@easyproperty.com

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