Shaw Area guide

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Shaw lies on the River Beal at the foothills of the South Pennines, north of Oldham, southeast of Rochdale, to the northeast of the city of Manchester. Shaw benefits from easy access to the open countryside of Crompton Moor with its stunning waterfall and Grains Bar which lead to the villages of Denshaw and Delph. In the past Shaw was a booming industrial town boosting some of the largest mills in the country. When the last mill closed in 1989 Shaw became a popular residential area with a mixture of modern and period properties.

Despite the property market being full of doom and gloom over the past few years, there are fantastic signs that things are beginning to improve in the Shaw and Oldham areas with an 11% price increase over the last year. Shaw is an attractive living space to professional families commuting into Manchester and beyond with its ready to access to the motorway and tram infrastructure. Property for rent in Shaw is always in high demand with a range of tenants looking for their ideal home. A stunning 3 bedroom Victorian Terrace has been rented for £650pcm showing the popularity of period property. With Shaw being semi rural there is a mix of properties in the surrounding areas including a 4 bedroom semi detached in the hamlet of Newhey oozing with character and views over Ogden Reservoir available for offers over £225,000. Currently a one bedroom masionette in Shaw could be yours for £60,000 and the largest house for sale would cost £700,000.

Shaw is a popular area for professionals with between 82%-89% of residents being in employment. The population of Shaw has a varied age ranges with the most common age group of 35-44 year olds. Shaw and the surrounding areas offer a high class education with Crompton House School, Oldham Hulme Grammer School, Blue Coats School. Many people who buy their first property in Shaw do tend to stay in the area upsizing to a more suitable property for their growing families.

Shaw is home to many well known faces including Ian Greaves, Busby Babe and football manager Paul Black, Former Oldham Athletic footballer currently playing for Tranmere Rovers, Michelle Marsh, glamour model and radio personality Nick Grimshaw, England and Leeds Rugby League captain Kevin Sinfield still calls Oldham home along side St Helens Paul Sculthorpe.

As a popular residential area Shaw and surrounding areas offer a range of properties including new builds and Victorian and Georgian Style properties. Some of largest Victorian properties available in Shaw line the main roads of Rochdale Road and Manchester Road into the town centre. These properties are deceptively spacious and often wow potential buyers. Heading out towards the countryside many cottage style properties are located hidden away in little hamlets and down county roads. In contrast to these character properties many new builds have been commissioned in Shaw, Lees and Oldham. The latest developments are situated just off The Avenue in Shaw which is a small development of well appointed 3, 4 and 5 bedroomed houses. Oldham offers shared ownership schemes in both Oldham and Lees town centers which is aimed to aid first time buyers start on the property ladder.

As one of Shaws most popular and growing estate agents Your Move has houses and flats for sale in the centre of the town and stretching further afield to Royton, Oldham, Chadderton and Rochdale. The most sought after locations covered by the office include Chadderton Fold, Harden Hills and Tandle Hills. On Chadderton Fold for example a 2 bedroom cottage can sell for between £140,000- £180,000 popular due to the quiet secluded location and countryside feel while being within easy access to town centers. The price of an executive style six bedroom property in Shaw is £570,000, while an individual new build property in Newhey can be bought for £460,000.

Among the most sought after addresses in Shaw is Harden Hills where property prices range from £300,000-£695,000 the most expensive being a 5 bedroom bungalow style property situated on a corner plot with stunning views over Shaw centre, Grains Bar and beyond.

The price of renting at 2 bedroom first floor flat in Shaw starts at £395pcm. Houses start from £425pcm for a 2 bedroom terrace property close to Shaw centre depending on the size and condition of the property . A well presented 3 bedroom property with 2 reception rooms can fetch upwards of £650pcm.

Shaw offers a variety of shops and cafes ranging from the local grocers to the large Asda supermarket located on Eastway and Tesco Express on Market Street. Also lining Market Street are banks, a dentist, opticians, beauty salons, individual clothes shops, physio, small sandwich shops popular with locals and visitors to the area and also the local market held every Thursday where shoppers can purchase many items from fresh fruit and veg to plants and clothing. Located in the centre of Shaw is the Shay Wake a popular bar that serves food until 11pm. As well as the Shay Wake, Shaw offers a variety of pubs, restaurants and take aways.

In and around Shaw there are many things to keep people of all ages entertained, from local parks including Dunwood Park, Crompton Park and Jubilee Gardens, Crompton Cricket Club located just off Glebe Street and Play House 2 Theatre which is home to the Crompton Stage Society. Stretching out of Shaw into Royton is Tandle Hills Country Park popular with walkers and families enjoying a day out. The Oldham Coliseum is still popular and is one of Britain only remaining repertory theatres. Oldham houses the Gallery Oldham the Oldham Museum which houses over 2,000 works of art and historical documents dating back to the industrial revolution. Oldham also has many sports teams, the most popular being Oldham Athletic Football Club who play their home games at Boundary Park and Oldham Roughyeds Rugby League Club who play from Whitebank.

Shaw is popular with residents commuting into Manchester via the Metro Link which is positioned on Beal Lane a 5 minute walk from the town centre. Although there are no direct motorway links into the town centre both the M60 and M62 motorways are easily accessible providing access to all major cities in the north west.

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