Altrincham Area Guide

As one of South Manchester’s most exciting postcodes, Altrincham is a popular and affluent commuter town, located just eight miles south west of Manchester City Centre.

Altrincham is one of Greater Manchester’s oldest market towns and has recently been named The Best Place to Live in the North West of England’ by The Sunday Times.

The town has been regenerated over the last decade to become a bustling and lively location, full of independent businesses, cafes and restaurants.

Things to do

The Stamford Quarter is the latest area of the town to be refurbished, with a completely reshaped high street to explore.

In the main shopping centre, you will find a mix of well-known high street brands and independent stores. Look out for pop-ups and outdoor spaces in the warmer months too.

There’s plenty of places to choose from for food and drink too. The area around Altrincham Market has had a huge influx of independent bars and restaurants over the last few years, including an upgrade to the market itself.

Stop by Goose Green during your visit. Tucked away in the south of the town, this small corner is a hub of live music, cafes and restaurants – a popular spot with locals, the area gets really busy at weekends and in the evening!

Altrincham has 10 conservation areas within the town, meaning any changes require specific planning permission. Those areas are; The Downs, The Devisdale, Bowdon, Ashley Heath, Goose Green, Old Market Place, Sandiway, George Street, the Linotype Housing Estate and Stamford New Road.

Green space

Altrincham is nestled between Manchester and leafy Cheshire, meaning green space is in easy reach.

A stone’s throw from Altrincham town centre there are two National Trust sites, Tatton Park and Dunham Massey. Both have a stately home, and resident deer herds that call the grounds their home.

There is also Stamford Park. The park won a bronze award from the Greenspace Award Scheme, and is listed as Grade II on the register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. There is 16 acres of parkland with Football Pitch, Tennis Courts, Sunken Pond and Rose Garden to explore.

Getting About

Altrincham is well connected to Manchester and beyond, making it a great commuter town. The metrolink service runs directly to Manchester City Centre, and the town is close to motorways to Warrington and Liverpool.

There is also a train station which services Manchester Airport and the City Centre.


Altrincham’s schools have an excellent reputation. There are several primary schools, two grammar schools and an independent secondary school in the area.

Property for sale and to rent in Altrincham

There is a vast variety of different property types available in Altrincham. You can find everything from multi-million-pound mansions on the outskirts, to modern town centre apartments.

The area is popular with families and professionals looking for an exciting and safe place to live with great transport links.

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