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Alsager, the towns attractions offer the best in urban and rural living.

Situated on the border of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, with excellent transport links, good schools and leisure facilities, it is easy to see why Alsager is such a sought after place to live.

Sitting one mile from Junction 16 of the M6 and the A500, gives it unbeatable road links to the nearby cities and Manchester Airport is only a 40-minute drive away. It also has its own train station in the town centre.

But while commuting from Alsager is so easy, there is plenty to do inside it too. It has primary schools and a secondary school with sixth form, so pupils can be educated up to A-level standard within the town.

There is a wide variety of small shops, a choice of large supermarkets and thriving markets, including a farmers' market on the third Saturday of every month, with the added attraction of a large car park nearby and no parking charges.

Its leisure centre in Hassall Road offers a superb range of indoor and outdoor facilities, including a swimming pool and a floodlit AstroTurf pitch. It is an ideal venue for children's events as well as catering for keep-fit activities for people of all ages.

Residents are taken care of with doctors and medical centres available in the town, there is a library, an 18-hole course and a county standard bowling green at the Alsager Golf and Country Club.

Blessed with brilliant transport links, all the amenities and facilities that families would want and lovely countryside on the doorstep, it is easy to see why Alsager is such an attractive place to live and something of a property hotspot that appeals to people of both counties.

Property information

Alsager's rental market has been very buoyant in recent years and has seen a mix of professional landlords as well as 'accidental' ones, and those putting their pension pots into bricks and mortar. Renting has become a much more accepted style of living among younger generations and the quality of stock has risen tremendously as a result.

Alsager is maintaining its reputation as one of South Cheshire's most desirable locations. Many buyers and tenants come from the town itself, but it has seen a bigger number of customers coming in from outside the area over the past decade. A higher degree of clients from both the north and south was particularly noticeable when the BBC recently moved its premises to Manchester.

Property prices

It should come as no surprise that properties in Alsager tend to command a premium and residents are happy to pay more in order to live there. Industry data shows that the majority of houses bought in Alsager last year were detached properties which had an average price of £249,543.

Semi-detached properties had an average price of £166,760 and terraced properties averaged £127,415. Overall the average price of a residential property in Alsager is £187,910, similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Haslington (£182,751) and Sandbach (£194,060), but was cheaper than Scholar Green (£250,154).

To put it into context with the area overall, the average property in Newcastle is £143,867, in Stoke-on-Trent it is £116,347 and in Crewe it is £127,326.

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