Trafford is a prosperous area with a healthy economy. The area is consistently above the national average for weekly income, and is one of the highest in the UK.

The 600 million pound complex, The Trafford Centre, is the UKs largest retail shopping centre. It can also boast Europe’s largest food court, The Orient. There’s also a cinema complex which is the UK’s busiest, with more than 28,000 visitors each week, and car parking for more than 11,500 vehicles.

If you love shopping and sport, great value can be had in areas such as Old Trafford and Urmston since they are within close proximity to the famous Old Trafford football ground and the aforementioned Trafford Centre shopping centre.

“…great value can be had in areas such as Old Trafford and Urmston since they are within close proximity to the famous Old Trafford football ground…”

Trafford is a town in development with a priority on being green, with new pedestrian crossings, a gas-fired power plant, and an environmental initiative to close all coal-fired power plants by 2025. There are also planned developments for the transport infrastructure around Trafford including bus, Metrolink, walking, and cycling access. Manchester airport is just 10 minutes away.

Trafford is well connected by rail. The Warrington Central Line connects it to Liverpool, and The Manchester Metrolink runs from the north to south, with the southernmost terminus located at Altrincham. Residents of Trafford have access to part of the M60 Manchester orbital motorway, and a busy tram service provides fast and efficient service throughout the area.

Altrincham, Bowdon and Hale are very affluent parts of the Trafford borough with property prices averaging well above the national average. All three areas offer leafy streets, well maintained properties and property prices that can spiral into the millions of pounds.

Sale and Timperley are also very well presented areas. Timperley comprises of mostly semi-detached properties and nearby Sale contains more Victorian and Edwardian styled properties. Lovely greenery exists nearby including a walk amongst the roaming Deer of Dunham Massey, or the exciting water activities provided by Sale Water Park.

For families with older children looking at higher education, Trafford College in Stretford provides access to all forms of continuing education in a diverse range of subjects.

Selling or letting your home in Trafford can be made easier and faster by using MoveSelf. Some people refer to our Do It Yourself approach to selling and letting property as Sale by Owner. What we are essentially doing it empowering people to sell or let their own property using a pay as you go payment plan.

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An online estate agent like MoveSelf provides a much cheaper way to sell your home than a high street estate agent. We are a much more affordable estate agent because we don’t have the overheads associated with a high street presence. But if you would like to potentially pay much more in commission to sell your home, here is a directory listing for local estate agents in your area:

Estate Agents Stretford

Reeds Rains, Stretford Estate Agents
Trading Places, Stretford Estate Agents

Estate Agents Urmston

Homes, Urmston Estate Agents
Paul Birtles, Urmston Estate Agents
Vital Space, Urmston Estate Agents

Estate Agents Altrincham

Thornley Groves, Altrincham Estate Agents
Watersons, Altrincham Estate Agents
Bridgfords, Altrincham Estate Agents

Estate Agents Hale

Gascoigne Halman, Hale Estate Agents
Jackson-Stops, Hale Estate Agents
Watersons, Hale Estate Agents
Thornley Groves, Hale Estate Agents

Estate Agents Timperley

Thornley Groves, Timperley Estate Agents