Atherton is home to Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, which includes a gym, two swimming pools, a cycling studio, a children’s adventure playground, climbing walls and a skate park. There is also Atherton Roller Rink, an indoor, roller skating arena.
The town has several areas of open, green spaces and parkland in the local area, including Central Park, which is close to the development and presents over 10 acres of parkland.
Film fans will find the nearest cinema in Leigh, around two and a half miles from Summerhill Park.
For live entertainment, The Octagon is a popular theatre in Wigan, housing regular plays and performances within its main auditorium, and is 20 minutes’ drive from the development. While Manchester is home to several theatres, including the Royal Exchange and the Palace.
The city hosts a wealth of cultural attractions, including museums such as the Museum of Science and Industry, the Manchester Museum and the National Football Museum.
Wigan Metropolitan Council is responsible for Atherton.
Residents of these new homes in Atherton can benefit from family-friendly dining options within the town centre, including cafés, bars and restaurants.
The town is home to some well-regarded pubs, several of which are within half a mile away from the development. The Jolly Nailor is a traditional pub, found on Market Street. Offering real ales, homemade food and live music, the pub is named in recognition of the town’s history of producing nails.
In Manchester, residents will find a variety of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés and tea rooms.
Atherton offers several shopping opportunities, including a range of independent specialist retailers. From furniture and fashion stores, to shops selling musical instruments, fabric and bicycles, there are many local businesses to choose from. The town is also home to Ena Mill retail outlet, where shoppers will find a wide range of goods from well-known brand names. Set in a Grade II listed mill building, the outlet boasts a variety of departments covering fashion, home furnishings, books, stationery, toys and gifts, as well as an Italian coffee shop.
For everyday essentials, several supermarkets can be found locally - the nearest is a two-minute drive from Summerhill Park.
For further retail experiences, Parsonage Retail Park in nearby Leigh offers a wide selection of shopping outlets and dining options, as well as supermarkets and a gym. While Manchester boasts some fabulous shopping areas, housing everything from high-street and well-known brand names, to designer labels and independent boutiques. This includes Manchester Crafts and Design Centre, which hosts many artists’ studios, selling everything from art to ceramics and jewellery.
The city also contains popular shopping malls, including the Arndale and Trafford centres, each hosting over 200 retail stores, while offering dining and entertainment options.
Families are well catered for, with a selection of well-regarded schools nearby, including both St Michael’s and St Philip’s Church of England primary schools, which are around a five-minute walk from the development. For high school students, Fred Longworth High School is a six-minute drive from Summerhill Park and Atherton Community School is just over a five minute walk.
For higher education, Manchester University is 35 minutes’ drive from the development.
M6 - 8.3 miles / 19 minutes
M60 – 5.7 miles / 17 minutes
M61 – 4 miles / 11 minutes
M62 – 7.1 miles / 20 minutes
A6 – 2.8 miles / 10 minutes
A58 – 3.6 miles / 11 minutes
A580 – 4.1 miles / 13 minutes
A577 – 0.4 miles / 2 minutes
Atherton Railway Station – 1.3 miles / 6 minutes
Hag Fold Railway Station – 1.5 miles / 7 minutes
Manchester Airport – 18.1 miles / 34 minutes
Summerhill Park benefits from a range of good local road links, including ease of access to Manchester (within less than 40 minutes) via the A580 and A577. Wigan can also be accessed via the A577 and is less than a 25-minute drive away. For motorways, there are several options. The M6, for example, is accessible within less than 20 minutes’ drive, leading to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster and Carlisle, before terminating as far north as Gretna.
Both Atherton and Hag Fold train stations are within a mile and a half away from the development and provide services to Wigan. While trains from Atherton also run to Manchester, Blackpool and Southport, from Hag Fold they travel to Huddersfield, Blackburn and Merseyside.
Regular bus services also run through Atherton to Manchester, Wigan and other local towns.
For international travel, Manchester Airport is around a half hours’ drive from Summerhill Park.
Please note that while every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, particulars regarding local amenities and their proximity should be considered as general guidance only.
The identification of schools and other educational establishments are intended to illustrate the relationship to the development only and do not represent a guarantee of eligibility or admission.
Journey times are representative of journeys made by car unless stated otherwise and may vary according to travel conditions and time of day.
Sources: Google Maps, the AA, Transport for London and National Rail.