|Homes sold in the last 12 months||80||189||191||360|
|Average house prices||£108,786||£177,286||£298,499||£131,712|
The people who live in this ancient market town on the edge of the Peak District are known as Maxonians. It is a relatively affluent town located in Cheshire on the River Bollan, which is a tributary of the River Mersey.
Macclesfield is well known for its terrific community spirit and individual character, and the vibrant city of Manchester is just a short drive away.
Property in Macclesfield reflects the area's buoyant economy and includes Grade 11 properties such as listed terraces, cottages, semi-detached homes, townhouses, large mansions and detached Victorian houses. A variety of styles and price ranges are available, with something to suit the needs of all buyers.
The town is also proud of its almost non-existent crime and a number of high quality educational facilities such as schools and colleges, making it an attractive place to put down family roots.
The Silk Town is the nickname given to Macclesfield due to its silk industry heritage. The Barnaby Festival is a celebration of arts, culture and heritage and marks the traditional St Barnaby's Day, a great day out for the family.
Wander around the cobbled streets, lovely market place and pedestrianised mediaeval areas and you'll get a flavour of life in the town in years gone by. It has the enviable reputation of being Britain's boom town and is home to many hi- tech industries, finance organisations and manufacturers.
Macclesfield is well served by inter-city and cross-country rails links to London. Manchester is just 25 minutes away and London just 1 hour 47 minutes. Enjoying good road links from the north, south and west, the town lies just six miles from Manchester Airport.
Macclesfield is a very attractive place to live and it is growing in popularity. It is within easy reach of Manchester, London and beyond and has its own unique charm and heritage, making it the ideal place for families, couples and single people alike to consider buying a property.
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This material was last updated on 01 September 2014.
It covers the period from 03 January 1995
to 31 July 2014.
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