Walkden local area guide

How is the Walkden market performing?

House prices in Walkden have increased 8.4% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Walkden
£212,475
+8.4%
Last 12 months
+20.8%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Walkden covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Walkden
£1,105
pcm
+6.7%
Last 12 months
+47.1%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Walkden in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Walkden?

The Local Market

Walkden has become a UK property hotspot recently with research showing the number of interested buyers looking in the area increasing by 189% in the year up to July. This places Walkden among the top 20 most sought-after suburbs in the UK.

Many properties are achieving sales above their asking price, such is the demand from buyer's.

There is a vast range of different styles of properties in the area to cater for buyers of all circumstances and budgets. From large family homes in South Walkden to central modern-build apartments, to affordable terraced properties ideal for first time buyers and buy-to-let investors.

 

Location

Walkden is at the junction of A6 and the Bolton to Worsley A575. The (A580) passes to the south and connects to the M60 ring-road and the motorway network.

There are extensive and frequent bus services, linking Walkden with Manchester, Bolton and Leigh. Walkden train station offers regular services to, amongst others, Manchester Victoria, Leeds and Kirkby.

 

Shopping and restaurants

The recently refurbished Ellesmere Retail Park offers a variety of shops including; Tesco, Marks and Spencers, Aldi, Boots and JD Sports. Plus independent retailers such as The Dispensary. There are many restaurants within the area including the well re-known Purple lounge, Nando's, Papa Johns, KFC and McDonald's. Leafy Worsley Village is a short distance away offering a selection of bars and restaurants.

 

Sports and recreation

Walkden boasts a variety of recreation and sporting facilities including Worsley Leisure Centre and a Total Fitness Gym. There are many sports clubs within the town including Walkden Cricket Club, various martial arts clubs and football pitches.

There are also many green spaces within the area, including the centrally located Parr Fold Parkwhich includes landscaped gardens, mature woodland, tennis courts, pitch and putt course and children's play area.

The Worsley/Salford loop-line offers a network of walk and cycleways through various wood and parkland. The loop-line is also connected to Blackleach Country Park, an area of land that has been landscaped with paths and planting around a reservoir, attracting visitors who enjoy the wildlife and plant life found there.