Photo Caption: Office manager, Dan Brownhill, stands proudly outside Poynton’s Gascoigne Halman office
The team at Gascoigne Halman’s Poynton office is pleased to hear that Poynton has been revealed as the 7th best place to live in England and Wales.
The recent survey has analysed the key characteristics of each location, including crime rates, average salary of residents and average property prices and has concluded that Poynton is the best place to bring up a family in the whole of the North West.
Poynton’s Gascoigne Halman manager and proud Poynton resident, Dan Brownhill, says that he is not surprised at the result, stating that, “There’s a great community feel here. Everyone knows one another so crime is rarely a problem and we have some great schools in the area. We are close to the motorways but also have the countryside right on our doorstep. There’s just a real ‘feel good factor’ about the place.”
Poynton has recently seen renovations to its village centre, becoming more pedestrian friendly and new shops including a Waitrose and Costa Coffee opening. The village, however, still boasts a rich history. Its coalmining roots are remembered with cottages originally built for miners still standing.
Poynton’s properties are largely varied. According to Dan Brownhill, “There is a real mix of properties, both old and new, ranging anywhere from £150,000 to £1 million in value. Even though times are still tough financially, houses in Poynton are always in demand, most likely because there still is affordable housing along with the pricier properties. With last year’s top ten leaving out the North West altogether, the result is a great one for Poynton.”