Radcliffe is a small market town in North Manchester situated on the Bury Metrolink line, giving easy access to Bury, Manchester and surrounding areas. Whitefield was once a farming then mill town but is now a thriving cosmopolitan town with some of the best property and restaurants in North Manchester. There is a canal and old railway line which allow for miles of quiet country walks and a bustling town centre with shops, banks, pubs and restaurants. The M60, M66, M62 and M61 motorways are all within 3 miles, making it ideal for those looking to commute.
The Radcliffe property market has been hit hard since the beginning of the recession in late 2007 but 2014 has seen a slight upturn in the volume of sales. You can find an apartment from £60,000 to £85,000. Terraced houses range from £70,000 to £100,000 with semi-detached properties selling for between £110,000 and £140,000. Detached properties can sell from £175,000 for a 3 bedroom up to and around £250,000 for a 4 bedroom. These prices are around 15% down on the peak of the market. Typically you can pay 15-40% more for similar style properties in Whitefield, while Whitefield has more premier areas with properties from £500,000 to £1.5m. The lettings market is strong with 2 bedrooms properties going for £400-£475PCM, 3 bedrooms from £500-650PCM and 4 bedrooms can be up to £900.
With Radcliffe and Whitefield having such a diverse style of property it attracts all kinds of buyers from those looking for their first home through families and also retired residents. There are 10 primary schools in Radcliffe and one secondary school making it an ideal place to live for those with young families.
Radcliffe was known for its mining and then its paper mills. The town's most famous 'son' is film director Danny Boyle, most famous for Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and also orchestrating the London 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. Whitefield was originally a farming town, later becoming a mill town then a bustling multicultural residential area. The band 'James' originates from Whitefield and there are a number of footballers and actors who have property in the area.
Radcliffe is a mainly residential town with a mixture of properties. There are a lot of Victorian terraced houses covering the 5 main roads. The Cams Lane and Moss Shaw Way estates are mainly 1960/70 semi-detached properties while there are also a number of estates that have been built since 1990 which have 2 and 3 bed semi-detached and 3 and 4 bedroom detached properties.
As the market leader in Radcliffe, Your Move sells all types of properties ranging from one bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom detached. We also deal with properties in the neighbouring town of Whitefield.
The most sought after properties in the Radcliffe area are at the top end of Stand Lane, Higher Ainsworth Road and Ringley Road West where the larger Edwardian properties with open views can sell from £300,000 to £400,000. The Park Lane and Ringley Road areas of Whitefield boast some of North Manchester's premier addresses and estates.
The price of a property to rent in Radcliffe will start at about £350 a month for a one bedroom flat rising to £400-475 for a 2 bedroom apartment. Terraced houses will range from £425-525 depending on the number of reception rooms and bedrooms.
There is a diverse selection of restaurants and cafes with Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Indian and Cantonese cuisine on offer as well as traditional English dining. There are several supermarkets including Asda, Morrisons and Aldi with also local butchers. The two towns have a number of other shops and boutiques ranging from children's clothes shops and bridal shops to chocolatiers and bike shops and hairdressers and beauty salons. There are also a number of banks available.
With Metrolink stations in Radcliffe and Whitefield town centres and regular buses, Bury and Manchester are only a short trip. There are several parks for all activities including childrens play areas, bowls, tennis and dog walking at Close Park, Coronation Park, Whitefield Park and Hamilton Road Park.
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