Ten reasons to live in Chester

PUBLISHED: 23:21 14 November 2009 | UPDATED: 21:52 23 October 2015

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Here are ten reasons why Chester is regarded as one of the best places to live for citizens and residents alike

Good education

From nurseries that get your children off to a good start to Lifelong Learning courses to give adults more opportunities, education in Chester is among the best.

Good housing

Whether you are looking for a swish luxury apartment or a large family home, the city boasts top quality housing.

Good jobs

Around 70,000 people work in Chester and it is a regional centre for employment. It is predicted that the city will have 20,000 new job opportunities in the next ten years.

County capital

Chester is the seat of county government and is also home to Chester City Council. It is the hub of local economy which over the last 20 years has been one of the fastest growing economies in the UK.

Super suburbs

Hoole is a bustling and fiercely independent village and Handbridge dates back to Roman times and is dubbed 'Chester's earliest suburb'.

University of Chester

The city is an attractive place for students to live and learn and the university has a great reputation for excellence.

Grosvenor Park

Given to the city by Richard, the second Marquis of Westminster, who also paid for the design and laying out of the 'leisure park' by the famous Edward Kemp, it is today regarded as one of the finest examples of a Victorian park.

Small businesses

This compact city with its highly skilled population is the perfect place to set up small businesses.

Culture and heritage

Share in the life of a city that has existed for nearly 2,000 years and enjoy its attractions by day and by night.

Fair Trade

Chester is the first Fair Trade city in the country, a way of ensuring fair treatment for producers, a movement that is as important for local farmers and craftspeople as it is for those from overseas.


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