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Denton is a town in Greater Manchester to the east of the city centre. Situated on the junction of the M60/M67 it is ideally located for those wishing to commute. The town itself has great amenities with Crown Point North shopping centre, Morrisons, Sainsbury and Lidl supermarkets, major banks, post office, library and a swimming pool.

The housing market in Denton is strong and Mary Ashton, Director of Your Move Mary Ashton, says "Overall market activity is improving. Denton is an affordable part of Greater Manchester with terrace houses regularly available for sale at £80,000 and 3 bed family homes available for less than £125,000. It is a complete market with an entire range of housing stock including terraces, flats and modern apartments, semi detached houses, detached houses and bungalows. The rental market is particularly strong in Denton making it a great area for both tenants and landlords alike.

Denton is an established family area with the majority of buyers with strong local links to the area. Many people spend their whole lives living in Denton and its good schools, local parks and amenities.

Denton is famous for its hat making and mining industries. Famous residents have included Mick Hucknall, Sir Geofff Hurst and Paul Lake.

The Director of Your Move Mary Ashton in Denton, Mary Ashton, says “Denton is a great place to live and work. I know of many families with 3 generations happily living in the area, and having worked here for over 10 years I would not hesitate to recommend it. It boasts excellent transport links and amenities. 15 minutes to the East and you are in Manchester City Centre whilst 15 minutes to the West you are in the Peak District Natural Park. To the south you can get to Manchester Airport or the Trafford Centre. Where else offers this level of flexibility?"

There really is a complete range of properties in the Denton area. The oldest being weavers cottages built in the 1700's. The bulk of the housing stock consists of Victorian period properties through pre and post war Semis and detached properties. There are a significant portion of ex-local authority housing built in the 1970's and several new build developments built in the last few years and still on going. You can purchase flats, terraces, semis, mews and detached properties with 1 to 6+ bedrooms.

Your-Move Mary Ashton is the most successful estate agency in the Denton area and has properties ranging from £50,000 for a 1 bed flat to £450,000 for large detached houses.

There are many popular areas within Denton dictated by a number of different factors. Good schools are always important and with this in mind Dane Bank is a popular location due to its proximity to Denton West End Primary; Town Lane is popular for St Thomas Moor secondary school. Those people looking for newer build style properties like the Whittles Farm and St Annes Estates whilst those looking for Victorian grandeur like Stockport Road around the Fletchers Pub. If you like the countryside the Haughton Green is for you with many properties having expansive views over Haughton Dale country park and the Goyt valley.

Denton is a high rental area. It is popular with both private, social and housing benefit clients. A 2 bed Victorian terrace can rent from £400-£500pcm whilst a 5-6 bed detached could fetch £1000pcm.

Denton is ideally situated for shoppers with a bustling High Street situated on the cross roads of Manchester and Stockport Roads “Crown Point”. There is also a shopping centre at Crown Point North. M&S outlet and Tesco Extra are 2 of the big brands. For those who like eating out there are a range of restaurants offering pub food, Spanish, Italian and Indian cuisines. There is also your usual mix of fast food/takeaways including McDonalds, KFC, Subway and Dominos. Denton is also the home of a large Morrisons store and a Sainsburys.

Denton itself is home to several leisure facilities including cricket clubs, Sunday league football teams and a swimming pool. On the cultural side Denton was home to Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and Alan 'Reni' Wren (The Stone Roses). Thomas Bowler and his Uncle William were born in Denton and created the hat that bears their name. In the wider Tameside area there is a cinema and bowling complex in Ashton-under-lyne, Swimming pool in Hyde, several league football clubs including Droyslden FC, Staylbridge Celtic and Hyde FC.

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