Wigan is a town of undulating green countryside, dotted here and there with small historic towns, classic architecture, first-class shopping centres, and affordable yet high quality housing.
Astley, Tyldesley, Leigh and Atherton are popular residential areas with houses and flats that are ideal for first time buyers.
Ashton-in-Makerfield and Golborne are perfectly situated within close proximity to the M6 motorway, sitting centrally within a commutable distance of Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington. Nearby is Haydock race course for those punters that like a flutter! Those wanting to frequent a different type of greenery may wish to view properties around the Winstanley area – home to the 16th century Winstanley Hall.
Shevington and Standish sit slightly further north, just above the Orrell interchange which provides convenient access to Skelmersdale and Wigan. Shevington is one of the most scenic parts of Wigan, with a strong sense of community and convenient local amenities.
Wigan is well connected, sitting roughly in the middle of the two cities of Manchester and Liverpool. This prime location gives Wigan the advantage of access to the regional motorway network and easy access to the rest of the UK.
Both Liverpool and Manchester are 30 minutes away, so residents of Wigan can take their pick of city life when the requirement arises. Rail links are also excellent, providing direct services to London with a travel time of about 2 hours. With Manchester airport not far away, Wigan also provides convenient access to the rest of the world for busy jet setting professionals.
“Rail links are also excellent, providing direct services to London…”
Due to its location many industries are choosing to set up multi-million pound bases in Wigan including distribution centres and manufacturing plants. The large corporations operating these premises bolster Wigan’s booming economy, combined with over 12,000 other businesses providing employment opportunities to Wigan residents and its surrounds.
Ashton and Leigh are two major towns in Wigan and provide the full range of shopping, entertainment, and leisure activities. With 70% of Wigan comprising open ground, there are a lot of options for leisurely pursuit including golfing, sailing, fishing, and rambling.
With affordable high-quality housing, access to major roads and two major cities, a thriving economy, lots of employment opportunities, and plenty of things to do on your time off Wigan represents a superb location to buy a home.
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