Heald Green, is a suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester and retains the popular ‘SK8’ postcode. House prices remain on the upward trajectory and are available at a slightly lesser premium than nearby Cheadle and Wilmslow (for now). A great postcode, excellent transport systems and a steadily growing community hub, means Heald Green has a lot to offer for the discerning buyer.
Indeed Heald Green homeowners and landlords have much to celebrate given that overall sold prices in Heald Green over the last year were 10% up on the previous year and 22% over the last ten years. A fantastic increase and we expect to continue on this trajectory, having experienced one of our busiest winter periods since Callaghans opened in the village over ten years ago. Our most popular property type over the last 12 months has been the 1930s style semi-detached homes that come with great living space and generous gardens.
What makes Heald Green so popular?
Winter Walks and Summer Strolls in Heald Green
Green spaces are aplenty in the area with two parks (Rose Vale and East Avenue) which means a weekend stroll is always on the cards. Nixon’s Farm on Bolshaw Road deserves a mention for innovation to suit present needs and is a massive family favourite. Not only does it have a well-stocked fresh food shop, it comes complete with an indoor and outdoor play area for children and a quieter upstairs for those wanting to indulge in a relaxing afternoon tea. The Griffin Pub which has recently re-modelled itself into a family gastro pub, has sky sports for all your sporting fancies and is a definite for those wanting a night off from the cooking! These family-friendly and easily accessible eateries make Heald Green an attractive option for those who want to enjoy their weekends in the locale.
Community in Heald Green
Heald Green is unique in that all its council representatives are affiliated with the Heald Green and Long Lane Ratepayers' Association, which only exists in Heald Green. Hugely popular, it was founded in 1927 and continues to provide a very active role in the community. It offers grants to groups that can actively show their ideas and aims will improve the local area and also works hard to produce the popular Summer Festival each year. Café Unity is another gem and staffed mainly by volunteers, it provides weekly meet-ups for mums and babies as well as older groups who get together to knit items for various deserving causes and is the place to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the village.
The local shops in Heald Green
Heald Green’s shops are situated on a long road, which means the village element doesn’t always connect as it should. However, it is lucky in that it has managed to retain two major high street banks, Lloyds and NatWest which makes it a busy business hub. Like all villages, a charity shop or two comes as standard, but the popular St Ann’s Hospice shop is excellent for a browse and for those looking to buy nearly-new baby items. Moreover, If variety is the spice of life Heald Green doesn’t disappoint; with Tesco’s and the Co-op for the quick dash to the shops after work or Noor’s who house all the fragrant breads and spices you’ll ever need to make your weekly curry. If it's a Full English you fancy, head to the Smithy Croft Café and you will always find a small queue at Peter Herd’s, a bakery delight with sweet and savoury fancies to fill even the hungriest of tummies, which can be found in the middle of the village.
The Commute from Heald Green to work
Heald Green is situated very close to Manchester Airport and for those who travel or commute frequently will find the village a dream purchase. Heald Green train station has excellent links, whether that’s travelling to the airport, cruising into the City Centre or going a little further to see the lights at Blackpool North, is all easily accessible. Business giants such as PZ Cussons, Amazon and The Hut are all close-by which means that employment opportunities are plentiful and this makes Heald Green an even more attractive option to buy for those who want a short commute.
Schools and people in Heald Green
Many families have school catchment at the top of their must-haves when it comes to searching for a new home – understandable given the lengthy and often stressful school application process. Happily, Heald Green has a diverse mix of schools, from faith to secular, all rated good to outstanding. There is a cultural mix of families in the area and that is shown by the availability of religious establishments, including Christ Church, Cheadle Mosque and St Catherine’s Church of England to name a few. Congestion in recent years has become a little difficult at peak times during religious holidays but the response of the church leaders helps keep traffic moving. It also means community spirit and events are on the up, which is never a bad thing.
Should I sell my home in Heald Green?
Selling your home is a big decision and can be motivated by many different factors. Regardless of where you want to go next, our own experience suggests if your home is in Heald Green it will sell for an attractive price and within a reasonable time-scale. We value on average 50 properties per month in the Heald Green and surrounding SK8 area and are confident in our sales processes. We offer a full marketing package including Open House, No Sales No Fee and Property of the Week on our sales Portal, Rightmove. In addition, you'll have your own Callaghans Contact at our Heald Green office who will guide you from initial valuation all the way to sales completion.