Live In Middlewich
Located in the heart of Cheshire and voted the 4th most desirable place to live in England, Middlewich makes a great home to over 13,000 residents.
With excellent travel links to the rest of the UK, an established commercial centre and signifiant housebuilding growth, Middlewich is a prime location to live and work. On top of this, our renowned canals, fascinating heritage, year-round events and award-winning community spirit make Middlewich is a small town with a big character!
- Excellent Travel Links
- Best Of The North West
- Commercial Hub
- Award-Winning Community
- Schools & Education
- Rich & Unique Heritage
- Food & Drink
Excellent Travel Links
Middlewich is situated within the North West commuter belt and just 2 miles from M6 Junction 18. This means that our town has fantastic access to the major cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester whilst also connecting southbound to Birmingham and the South. We are in close proximity to the M6 connections to the M56, M61 and M62 motorways, under 40 minutes from Manchester International Airport and nearby to Liverpool John Lennon Airport too.
Middlewich is 15-20 minutes from the major UK railway junction of Crewe station, which is set to become a HS2 hub in the future. With direct trains to London, the Northwestern cities, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and many other destinations nationwide, Middlewich is ideally located for travel all across the country. We are also similarly close to Winsford, Sandbach, Holmes Chapel and Northwich stations.
Best Of The North West
Middlewich is in the heart of Cheshire, so has great connectivity to cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Chester, whilst also not being far from the North Wales coast. Not just the larger locations, Middlewich is surrounded by pretty Cheshire towns too, such as Nantwich, Knutsford, Congleton and Sandbach as well as quaint rural villages like Alderly Edge, Prestbury and Malpas.
Middlewich enjoys the best of beautiful Cheshire countryside. On top of our own canals and walking spaces, the town is a short distance from outdoor attractions such as Tatton Park, Delamere Forest, Macclesfield Park and Dunham Massey, whilst also being lucky enough to be surrounded by miles of unspoilt landscape.
There are many benefits to trading from Middlewich such as our great connectivity to the North West, Midlands and beyond and our close proximity to the M6. From Middlewich, you have easy access not just to the M6, but the M62, M61, M53 and the M5 to the South – as well as Manchester International Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport both being within a 45 minute drive time from the town.
Middlewich is an established prime location for business, boasts a wealth of award-winning and expanding independent companies, and offers guaranteed growth with a 2000 strong home-building project currently in action.
Middlewich has recently been voted the 4th most desirable place to live in England, a title we are massively proud of. Just a few of the factors taken into consideration for this accolade were employment, health, crime levels, access to services and housing affordability – making Middlewich a fantastic place for our residents to call home. Our town also has 2000 new homes planned for the future – with some houses already erected – and we look forward to our community growing as a result.
In addition to our many festivals and events, Middlewich has an enviable community spirit which has even been recognised by a royal honour. Janet Chisholm, founder of the Middlewich Clean Team – an organisation of volunteers who work hard to keep our streets and public areas in top condition – was awarded a BEM at Buckingham Palace in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List, a much deserved recognition.
Schools & Education
Middlewich has one mixed-sex high school and three primary schools. Middlewich High School, Middlewich Primary School, Cledford Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School have all been rated by Ofsted as “Good”, with our primary schools having some elements of their performance being deemed as ‘Outstanding”. Our town is also in close proximity to Byley, Warmingham and Wimboldsley primary schools.
The town is nearby to the “Outstanding’ Ofsted rated colleges, Sir John Dean’s Sixth Form College and Mid-Cheshire College, as well as South Cheshire College, meaning that young people in Middlewich have access to excellent levels of education and varied learning opportunities. Middlewich is also just 15-20 minutes from Manchester Metropolitan University Crewe Campus.
Rich & Unique Heritage
No ordinary town, there has been a settlement in Middlewich since AD 70. Used as a major salt-working site for the Romans, impressive evidence of our early settlers has been excavated from sites across town. Embark upon the Middlewich Roman Trail to experience our fascinating heritage!
Middlewich also has a rich Norman heritage, which lives on in our town’s Grade II* landmark, St Michael and All Angels church. St Michael’s was originally built as a Norman stone church, and a grant for a quarter of a million pounds has recently been secured to go towards its restoration.
Middlewich was the site of two battles during the English Civil War – the 1st and 2nd Battles of Middlewich. Historians and local residents have extensively researched the battles – with exciting findings!
Kickstarted by the Romans, Middlewich has been a consistent site of salt production since the medieval period. Booming during the Industrial Revolution due to the installation of canals, our town has played a large part in industrial history.
Read more about our history on the Middlewich Heritage website here.
Food & Drink
Middlewich has a great selection of food and drink options, ranging from independent pubs, cafes and restaurants to big-name brands. Residents and visitors can pick from Indian to Chinese, or Mexican to traditional pub-grub, whilst also being able to enjoy cakes and pastries from our cafes and bakeries.
Middlewich enjoys monthly markets where the finest food can be purchased from local sellers, and the small size of our town means that our great food and drink locations are in walking distance of home. Our town also has 3 large supermarkets and a multitude of convenience stores.