Walkden is a suburban town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) west-northwest of Salford, and 7 miles (11.3 km) west-northwest of Manchester. The Ellesmere Centre shopping precinct adjoins the retail park and was built as part of the same development replacing the old market hall and Pembroke Hall. Transport links are exceptional and connect Walkden with the likes of Manchester City centre, the Trafford Centre and Media City.
The property market
The Walkden property market has remained very positive over the past few years and, since the introduction of new mortgage products and government schemes, there have been price rises too. Since October 2013 when we saw "Help To Buy" hit the mortgage market, the Land Registry reports a 5.8% increase across Greater Manchester! Excellent news for Vendors looking to move on! Central Worsley, with its stylish dining and vibrant public houses, remains very popular with young professionals and families alike but many people have been priced out of the village itself. Right on the outskirts however, properties are within reach. Apartments in Walkden range from £60,000 to £120,000 with semi detached homes from £110,000 - £200,000 and detached executive homes from £170,000 - £300,000. Walkden, Ellenbrook and Boothstown are within easy access of the village and the addition of new housing developments in the area are sure to prove very popular on completion.
Walkden is very popular with young professionals and families alike with the vibrant atmosphere at the Ellesmere Centre and its locality to Worsley Village and Manchester city centre. The schools come with excellent reputations and most families opt to be close to Walkden High School. Prices are very affordable for first time buyers within the area so many of our clients choose to start their "journey" in Walkden!
Walkden has been the home of many famous actors, sportsmen and musicians, most notably World Cup Winner, Alan Ball and actor, Alan Halsall who currently plays Tyrone in Coronation Street.
Walkden is mainly a residential town with a mixture of property types. Worsley Road North, Bolton Road and Manchester Road have an abundance of terraced properties which are usually quite spacious with multiple reception rooms and some with cellars. Ellenbrook provides different styles of semi detached properties along Newearth Road and the "Ellenbrook Estate" is very popular with families due to the large detached executive homes. Carlton Road, Harbourne Avenue, Queensway and Shawbrook Avenue have some fantastic bungalows, which always prove popular with retired residents. There are a number of new developments currently in progress. Redrow are building a selection of town houses, semidetached and detached family homes just off Hilton Lane and Wain Homes continue to develop their site at Linnyshaw, just off Manchester Road.
Your Move estate agentsare the market leader in Walkden selling a range of properties from 1 bedroom flats to 4/5 bed executive homes. We also sell properties in Little Hulton, many to investors looking to take advantage of low prices and high yields. Boothstown is another very popular area due to it's proximity to Worsley and Manchester city centre.
Without doubt the most sought after addresses are located in Ellenbrook on Newearth Road and the neighbouring streets. This is due to the proximity to local schools in the area. Equally, many of our first time buyers look to Manchester Road for the large terraced properties, Old Clough Lane and Leigh Road in Boothstown. Two newer build developments that prove to be popular are The Moorings in Boothstown and The Ellenbrook Development, which are full of executive homes for growing families.
Renting is also a very popular choice in Walkden with 1 bedroom apartments starting at £400 and 2 bedrooms £450. Period style terraced houses, which have lots of character and equally lots of space are available from £500 and executive homes from £700. Landlords find Little Hulton an excellent place to invest with property prices starting from as little as £50,000 making 10% yields within reach.
Things to do
The Ellesmere Centre shopping precinct adjoins the retail park and was built as part of the same development replacing the old market hall and Pembroke Hall. Worsley Post Office is located in the centre along with cafes, national and local retailers, charity shops, hairdressers and bakers. The centre incorporates a "market square". The retail park's tenants include a Tesco superstore, Total Fitness gym, bingo hall, a sports store and a number of other popular retailers following its multi million pound re-development. There are fast-food restaurants and independent local businesses and services.
Blackleach Country Park covers 50 hectares half mile north of the town centre. The site is a designated local nature reserve. There are 2 golf courses - Ellesmere Park and The Worsley Marriot close by and there is a Fit City gymnasium located on Bridgewater Road and Total Fitness on the Ellesmere Centre development. Worsley's bridgewater canal is only a short journey away and the country park also provides miles of countryside ideal for walking and cycling.
Walkden is at the junction of A6 and the Bolton to Worsley A575. The East Lancashire Road (A580) passes to the south and connects to the M60 ring-road and the motorway network. The M61 to the east of Walkden is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the widest section of motorway in Britain, (there are 17 lanes side by side at Linnyshaw Moss). The Trafford Centre, one of Britains largest shopping centres, is approximately 6 miles away from Walkden and accessible VIA the M60 ring road. Manchester City centre is only a short train journey away with Walkden Station situated on Walkden Road.
There are extensive and frequent bus services, mainly operated by First Greater Manchester, linking the town with Manchester, Bolton and Leigh. Services include the 36 and 37 routes between Bolton and Manchester via Farnworth (37), Little Hulton (36) and Swinton.
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