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Why you should move to Hartford

PUBLISHED: 15:50 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 13:52 20 December 2014

Hartford properties

Hartford properties

Hartford isn't one of the largest or busiest places in Cheshire. A couple of minutes drive and you're through and out the other side of the village.

Hartford isn't one of the largest or busiest places in Cheshire. A couple of minutes drive and you're through and out the other side of the village. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and community spirit. Linger a while and you will realise there is much to discover here.


At the heart of the village is a hub of shops offering everything you could want or need. There is even scope for treating yourself to a few of the luxuries in life. Business is booming here and at any time of day there will be a hive of activity centred around this main thoroughfare. Take a walk off the main road and onto the village's one way system you will find another handful of busy shops and a delightful café. 

It is also a place where everyone knows each other and this works really well. It is difficult not to notice the friendly, warm nature that exudes from Hartford's residents. When we stopped on a miserable, rainy day we were ushered into one of the shops and presented with a mug of hot and most welcome tea. It is an area loved by the semi-retired winding down from everyday working life to young professionals just starting out. It's also popular with young families.


But where Hartford truly excels is its schooling. There are several within striking distance with excellent records.


The people who already live here have the opportunity to make the most of the area’s plentiful open green spaces as well as the parked, wooded areas and managed woodland. If you like to venture a little further, there is also the opportunity for riverside walks along the River Weaver which is to the south east of the village.


When it comes to choosing that all-important home there are plenty of options open to you. Whether a quaint terrace with character appeals to you, a modern, new-build is more to your taste or a huge mansion-style home perfect for entertaining all of your friends and family, Hartford has it all.


The average price of a home, according to the latest Land Registry figures, sits at the £182,000 mark, showing a relatively healthy picture just under the national average. However, if a detached home is what you're after expect to pay much more than this with the average price much closer to £400,000.


Hartford does have its issues. There is little to entertain teenagers and rush hour traffic could soon become tedious. But look beyond this and see the charms of the lovely place and I'm sure Hartford will soon have a place in your heart. 


Ups: Friendly place to live with all the amenities you need and good schools

Downs: Traffic can be an issue, particularly in rush hour and it could be a little too quiet for teenagers

Schools: St Wilfred's Catholic Primary School, 01606 75669; Hartford High School, 01606 786000; Hartford Primary School, 01606 74164, St Nicholas Catholic High School, 01606 75420; The Grange Junior School, 01606 77447; The Grange Senior School, 01606 74007; Mid Cheshire College, 01606 530721; Hartford Manor Community Primary School, 01606 76183

Transport: Hartford has is own train station which runs services to Liverpool and through to Crewe and further afield. Buses also run between Northwich and Chester through Hartford. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is less than 15 miles away.

Commuting: It's not as convenient as your average commuter place. The nearest motorways are the M56 and M6, both a good 15 minute drive away. This has not deterred people from setting up home here though.

Shops: A small shopping centre offering many things you would need as well as the opportunity to splurge from time to time. Shopaholics may want to travel further afield though.

Restaurants/bars: A small number of places to eat traditional, home cooked food as well as a few good cafes.

Weekend fun: Get outdoors with the family and enjoy some of the beautiful open spaces in the area.

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