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A Guide to Living in Stockport

Posted 21 December 2021

As you may know, Stockport is transforming into one of the most sought-after places to live in the North West, from its vibrant town centre overflowing with quirky independent shops, to the abundance of local parks, green-spaces and gardens - all within close proximity to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Airport and even the Peak District. So, here’s everything you need to know about being a ‘Stopfordian’.

Local History

Where the Goyt and Tame meet, you will find the River Mersey running through the heart of Stockport. Known for its legacy of hat making, much of Stockport’s industrial production hubs have now become attractions for tourists and locals to visit. Taking centre stage (our bias opinion?!) is the town centre’s famous Viaduct. The momentous structure is 33.85m high and contains around 11 million bricks, making it the largest brick-built structure in Western Europe.

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Images: Foodie Friday, Battersby Hat Factory, Stockport Viaduct 


One of the most exciting chapters in Stockport’s recent history may well be on the horizon, and it comes in the form of its historic Underbanks. As part of a multi-million-pound regeneration to the area, Stockport’s Underbanks are set to become a fluid corridor of modern shops, eateries and social spaces leading you to the centre of the town. Known for its historic buildings, the conservation area is increasing in popularity, allowing for sensitive restoration to make use of its original character and bring it forward to modern day use.

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Images: Hall & Co, Underbanks Stockport

Connect to Nature

From Tudor manor houses to vast boating lakes, you’re never short of amazing green spaces to visit when in Stockport. Whether you want to warm your winter bones with coffee and cake from Alexandra park in Edgeley, or follow the yellow leaves of autum through a woodland trail at Etherow Country Park, the beauty of nature is never too far from your doorstep.

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Images: Reddish Vale Country Park, Grounded in The North

Unforgettable experiences

Despite the region’s latest state-of-the-art cinema, Redrock, opening its doors in recent years, Stockport has an esteemed heritage when it comes to going to the ‘pictures’. The Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor is almost 100 years old and is an extremely valued landmark within the local community. Don’t be fooled by its Baroque Style design and vintage exterior, as many of the latest releases are ready to watch!

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Images: Savoy Cinema Heaton Moor 

Quirky Events

It’s worth marking the last Friday of every month as busy in your calendar because venturing down to ‘Foodie Friday’ is an absolute must! Perfect for all the family or a night out with friends, the event creates a continental style, street-food culture within Stockport’s beautiful old town. The buzzing atmosphere is curated by the wide range of bars and pubs integrated into the event, with exciting entertainment and plenty of new dishes to choose from.

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Images: Foodie Friday

Ready to experience Stockport at its fullest? Get in touch today to learn more about our developments, find out which homes are available and how we can help you get on the property ladder. 

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