Northwich area guide

Searches for houses for sale in Northwich? read on to see why Northwich could be the place for you. 

Northwich is Located approximately 18 miles from Chester, 15 miles from Warrington and 17 miles from Manchester Airport and with the Rivers Weaver and Dane running through the town, Northwich offers a superb combination of vibrant culture and glorious countryside living. Northwich is a thriving market style town with interesting historical ties to the salt industry. This cosy little town is perfect for families and couples alike. This town was once cited by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK. Northwich offers buyers a wide variety of houses. From new developments, semi-detached houses, apartments, and detached houses of all sizes. Some of the most popular areas within this town include Anderton, Castle, Cuddington, Hartford, Moulton, and Lostock Green. 

Living in Northwich

If you are thinking of living in Northwich and currently searching the internet for houses for sale in Northwich you will not fall short of properties to choose from. The area offers various types of houses to suit all family sizes. This spot hits all 3 p’s. It is regarded as the right place, with the right people, offering the right properties. This town has undergone huge development in recent years which has attracted much of its more recent home owners. The crime rate is reasonably low compared to the UK as a whole making it an attractive place for families and older couples.


Local amenities

Northwich is ideal for outdoor activity thanks to its close proximity to the Delamere Forest, Tatton Park and the many canals, rivers, pretty towns and stunning villages nearby. Visit the breath-taking Anderton Boat Lift, stroll along the River Weaver or pop into the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse to learn about the history of West Cheshire.


This town offers various shops to suit everyone, from independent clothing stores to known brands including NEXT, and Peacocks. You could also visit Barons Quay which is the local shopping center. Here you can find River Island, H&M, Sports Direct, and even a Costa coffee for a sit down with friends after a busy day of shopping. In terms of groceries, this shopping center offers an ASDA. If you are looking for more variety you can find all the popular grocery stores within other areas of the town like Tesco and Co-op.


Food & drink


There is a huge choice available for food and drink lovers in Northwich Town Center with a multitude of pubs, bars and restaurants. The most popular restaurants include Wildwood restaurant, Kanya Bistro, and Bombay Quay vegan friendly. Whether you want to grab some drinks with friends or have a nice family meal Northwich has you covered. Wildwood is a family favorite within this town and also again ideally located within the town’s shopping center. Their menu has something from everyone, including a kids menu, ribs, burgers, and more. They also adapt their menu frequently so you won’t get bored going to this restaurant.


According to our experts in the area, the best spots to grab a drink include Baron’s lounge, The Pennys Black, and of course Salthouse NW, perfect for cocktail lovers. Other great spots include Baron’s Lounge and The Salty Dog.


If golf is your thing you can sign up for one of the various golf clubs in the area. We would recommend Hartford Golf Club or Adam Powell Golf Academy. There are also two popular sports clubs in the area: Castle Sport and Social Club, and Northwich Basketball Club. If outdoor sports are more your thing you won’t fall short. You can check out one of these spots all within close distance: Rapid Horizons Matlock, Wakelake, or Sale Water Park.


Leisure and pleasure

Outdoor activities

Northwich is ideal for outdoor activity thanks to its close proximity to the Delamere Forest, Tatton Park and the many canals, rivers, pretty towns and stunning villages. Visit the breath-taking Anderton Boat Lift, stroll along with the River Weaver which you can hire a boat on or pop into the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse to learn about the history of West Cheshire. For a cosy family day out you can enjoy many of the other local attractions offered in Northwich including a visit to Arley Hall. Arley Hall is open almost every day which has a fantastic garden, a small playground for the kids, and a cafe for a spot of lunch. Ardley Hall also offers an outstanding Harry Potter “Forbidden Forest experience” including fantastic lights and graphics. Again something the kiddies would love is Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Center or Go Ape Delamere which is an outdoor activity center offering tours, ziplines, and aerial climbing activities. For the perfect family day out you can head to Blakemere village a few minutes drive from the center of Northwich. This cosy village offers all you could need to suit the entire family from artisan shopping arts and crafts and jewelry to racing and air rifle shooting. The Artisan Market is popular in the area and takes place on the second Saturday of every month. Here you can find kids and adults clothing, unique pottery, food like freshly baked cakes, chocolates, sauces, oils, cheeses and more. You can also buy some cosy homeware items at this market from furniture, candles, and eco-friendly gifts.

Indoor activities

For rainy days you will find lots to do in this town to keep yourself and the entire family occupied. You can visit the local ODEON cinema which is ideally located within the Baron Quay shopping center. For some exciting indoor activities for the kids, you can check out UA trampoline park, Barnabys Playbarn, Tots tower, or Polar Palace.


The main hospital hosted by the town is Victoria Infirmary, operating since 1887. Other hospitals near Northwich include Spire Cheshire Hospital and Weaver Lodge. There are also various doctors in the area located at Kingsmead Medical Center or Witton Street Surgery.


Health & fitness

There are many gyms to choose from in this town all with great ratings. Including, Pure gym which is open 24 hours perfect for those with busy lifestyles, The Work Gym, and Dave’s Gym Fitness Center. For a day filled with relaxation, we would suggest a short drive to the spa in the Doubletree hotel, a Hilton hotel. Here you can attend an overnight stay or just take a nice day trip where you can enjoy the pool, gym, and get some relaxing treatments. The hotel also has an excellent restaurant and cafe on-site.


If you are looking for some beauty treatments there are various salons to choose from. So Glamorous beauty and hair salons offers hair, nails, and eye treatments. Other options include Maggie’s beauty salon, and Hidden beauty all with excellent reviews.


Travel links

You won’t have any issues getting around when you live in Northwich. Northwich enjoys an enviable location with easy access to Manchester, Chester and Warrington. Northwich station offers a direct train service to Manchester Piccadilly, taking exactly an hour, with direct trains to Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. Hartford station is another outstanding commuting hub, with direct trains to Birmingham New Street taking just over one hour. Northwich also has a bus station serving the local towns and villages and Manchester International Airport is under 20 miles away.


There are a host of schools in this area all ideally located on your doorstep no matter where you may be situated within this town. The top schools in the area include Greenbank School 11-19 years, Hartford Primary School 4-11 years, Kingsmead Primary School 4-11 years, and Wincham Community Primary School 3- 11 years.

Thinking of living in Northwich?

If you are thinking of buying or renting a home in Northwich you can visit our estate agents based in Northwich located at 4, The Bull Ring.