Crewe area guide

Are you thinking of buying a home in Crewe and currently searching for houses for sale in this area? read our full area guide to see if Crewe is the right spot for you.

When most people think of Crewe, they think of railways, but Crewe has got a lot more to offer than just trains. There’s a thriving live music scene, as well as Queen’s Park, a traditional Victorian park or the award-winning Edwardian Crewe Lyceum Theater. Crewe is also home to the prestigious Bentley Motors. This rural up and coming area is undergoing continuous redevelopment; the council has plans to expand the area by including more public pools, gyms, and libraries. There are also plans set to be completed by 2027  to make Crewe a new transport hub for the HS2 line. There are plenty of opportunities here and it is a great place to buy a house now. The town center is undergoing a £50m programme of investment; the vibrant market is also undergoing a £3m refurbishment and will play an important role in Crewe repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination.

Living in Crewe

If you are currently undergoing a search for houses for sale in this area there is no shortage of places to choose from. The population of Crewe is around 75,000 with the medium age of residents here being 37 years old. This town is up and coming, meaning now may be a great time to think of buying here.

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Local amenities

The town centre is undergoing a £50m programme of investment; the vibrant market is also undergoing a £3m refurbishment and will play an important role in Crewe repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination. Out of town shopping, we have the Grand Junction retail park which has a multitude of national retailers and eateries.

Grocery shopping

In terms of grocery shopping, the area offers all of the typical grocery stores you could possibly need including Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi, and Easy shop. For something different, you can go to the market hall or the Nantwich farmers market which takes place on the first Saturday of every month only a 15 minutes drive away.

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Food & drink

Food

You will find food to suit everyone here from Chinese to a good Sunday roast. For a nice lunch with friends or family, you can visit Spedali’s Gourmet Cafe British cafe. You could also visit Thai Corner for something a little different. For an unforgettable dining experience, we would have to recommend The Mighty Burger Club which has the craziest and exciting burgers we have ever seen. They offer multi-coloured buns with explosive flavors inside you won’t have any problems getting the kids to eat from here. For something a little more romantic you could go to Bombay restaurant or Indian garden.  For some casual bar drinks, you can pop into The Corner Bar, Hops Belgian style Cafe Bar, or the Imperial Hotel.

Clothes shopping

Out of town shopping, we have the Grand Junction retail park which has a multitude of national retailers and eateries. This retail park includes shops such as Aldi, TK Maxx, and Marks & Spencers. There are also many restaurants to choose from within and around the retail park, perfect for relaxing after a busy day shopping. Closer to home you can also take a trip to The Market Shopping Center which is smaller but with an adequate selection of stores.

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Leisure and pleasure

Crewe has the Phoenix Leisure Park, which houses a cinema and a bingo hall. Crewe Lifestyle Centre is a superb leisure centre with swimming pools and a large gym, Adjacent to Queens Park we have the Shanaze Reade BMX Track named after Crewe’s very own Olympian. Crewe is also home to Crewe Alexandra Football club and it’s FA Youth Academy. Crewe even has its own American Football Team, The Crewe Railroaders who even had the 2016 film The Gridiron filmed about them on location in Crewe.

Healthcare and dental

The main hospital in the area is called Leighton Hospital. This hospital specialises in day surgeries and diagnostic investigations. In terms of dental, you have plenty of dental practices to choose from. Some of the top-rated in this area include Crewe dental care, The Old Surgery Dental practice, Alchemy Dental practice, and Cheshire dental center.

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Fitness

There are many gyms in the town for you to try and test to find the best for you. You can check out Snap fitness, Bannatyne which also includes a health club and spa, or Simply gym.

Spa & wellness

This town has plenty of places to relax. Crewe hall hotel and spa offers an amazing space to unwind from everyday life. They offer a spa breakfast experience and a full spa day experience. Their treatments include facials, body treatments, waxing, and hand and feet treatments. The town also has a host of other salons with Salon Vie hair and beauty being the top-rated hair salon and Carmur Beauty being the top-rated beauty salon.

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History & architecture

Crewe Hall is probably the best place for you to visit if history and architecture is your thing. Crewe Hall was built in 1615-36 for Sir Randolph Crewe, one of the county’s largest houses at that time. Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as “one of Cheshire’s finest Jacobean mansions”, it is listed grade I and considered an important architectural example to study not only because of its design but also how people lived during this period. The idea was to bring a slice of London into our area.

Indoor activities

For miserable days you can take the entire family or your partner to the local Odeon cinema that offers family and student deals. You could also go to the Lyceum Theater which offers modern and classic plays for all the family such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rock of Ages, and Sleeping Beauty. They also offer excellent packages for pre-show dining.

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Outdoor activities

This town offers wonderful outdoor activities to suit almost everything. Wheelock Hall petty Farm is a favorite amongst the kids here. Wheelock Hall is a toy-filled paradise for children of all ages. With over 100 animals to meet and greet, there are plenty of adventures in store! The farm has everything from pigs with their snouts full of mud or fluffy sheep grazing on the grassy fields that you can get up close too; it doesn’t matter how old your child gets because they’ll always find something new at Wheelock hall. Another one for the kids is Playworld which is a perfect spot for summer. Playworld is an impressive indoor and also outdoor soft play zone. For the adults who are kids at heart, you can do some more thrill-seeking activities. You can go to Explore-off Road or Quadz. Explore-off Road is an exciting off-road driving experience in a rural area. They offer a pay and play package where you can pay for the use of a vehicle on their private land. Quadz offers an exciting quad bike riding experience along their special quad riding track.  The town also offers great golfing greens including Queens Park Golf course which is the best-reviewed in the location.

Schools

This town offers many schools to choose from. Among the best ratings which we have found for smaller children include Pebble Brook primary school, Wistaston Academy, and Brierley primary school. In terms of higher education, the town has recently welcomed a health and science campus. There are also various other colleges and universities within close proximity depending on the course.

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Travel links

You cannot beat this location when it comes to transport links to some of the UK’s major cities. Trains from Crewe take around 35 minutes to both Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street and just 55 minutes to Birmingham New Street. You can travel to London in 90 minutes and with the arrival of HS2, this will be cut to under an hour making it easily commutable. On the roads, the M6 between Birmingham and Scotland runs just east of Crewe via the A500 and you can reach the beaches of North Wales and the Lancashire Coast in around 90 minutes.

Looking to move to this area?

If you are thinking of buying a home here in Crewe you can pop into our Wright Marshall estate agents based at 137 Nantwich Road.