Founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, Chester is a wee jewel in the crown of the North West. Within spitting distance of Liverpool, Manchester, and the North Wales coast,
Chester is the perfect place if you’re looking for easy access to both urban, and rural living. For this reason, Chester is very popular with commuters – there is a regular rush of professionals traveling up and down the M56 for work to cities across the North West and Wales.
Chester is famed for its shopping provision. Mostly centred around ‘The Rows’, most high street chains and a few independents are well represented. Shopping is a major sport in this city – an activity taken very seriously. There is also the massive, and very popular, Cheshire Oaks Outlet Mall just on the outskirts.
When night falls, there is a major night scene, which can be a little raucous and centred mainly around the plethora of pubs and clubs. There is unfortunately, little in the way of culture with no cinema (in the centre) and a tiny theatre provision. However, the city does have two major festivals to boast: one for music and the other for literature.
As well as all this, and perhaps the most attractive aspect of Chester of all, is that this city is home to both the wonderful Chester Zoo, and the Blue Planet Aquarium. Anyone up for a flutter? Chester is home to the world famous Chester Racecourse which makes it a big draw for racing enthusiasts up and down the country.
This of course means all your animal needs are well met here.
Chester is incredibly well connected to other major cities in the North West – specifically Liverpool and Manchester. Culture vultures would need to head into these heady metropolises in order not to miss out.
So with all this going for it, where should you choose to buy to let in Chester?
First off is Hoole, a little gem of a place with an independent village-y atmosphere. Hoole is popular with young families and has a number of good schools and a great community atmosphere. If you’re looking to target young families in the hope of attracting reliable and long term renters, this could be the area you’re looking for.
Chester has a high number of professionals thanks to its great position and well-connected motorway access. For this reason, the centre of Chester is a very popular area with young working professionals. If you want to target this market in particular, the city centre could be the best area for you.
Blacon is one of the cheaper areas of Chester and admittedly doesn’t have the best of reputations. However, if you are looking for a large renting population and lots of available property, and you realise that the worst of Chester’s efforts are no match for the worst efforts from a big city, then Blacon could be just what you’re looking for.
In summary, Chester is a great little city with lots to offer people with all sorts of interests and desires. As ever, make sure you do your own research before splashing the cash.