Highfield Leigh, WN7 5HX

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A key player during the Industrial Revolution, Leigh once specialised predominantly in spinning, weaving and textile materials. Keeping some of its heritage, the remnants of industrial past can be seen in the remaining red brick mills around Leigh – some of which are now listed buildings. Today, Leigh can be seen as an emerging, hustling and bustling town, and is earning its spot as one of the most convenient places to live in Greater Manchester.

If you love the idea of living an easy life that’s a stone’s throw away from an abundance of amenities, plus accessible transport links, then Leigh is the place that you’ll want to be.

On the doorstep of Highfield, you will find your local pub. There are also takeaway restaurants, convenient stores and a Post Office. For families, pet owners or simply for leisure, Westleigh Park is your local green space and is only a 7-minute walk away. If you prefer indoor leisure facilities, Leigh Leisure Centre is just 10 minutes by car – and sits just beside Leigh’s infamous Sports Village which has hosted some amazing pop concerts including Elton John and Lionel Richie.

In Leigh’s nearby Town Centre, you can find all of your essential services, such as financial and optical, as well as an array of both well-known and independent shops and eateries. For any movie buffs, there is a multiplex cinema right in the heart of the town. An array of supermarkets including Sainburys and Marks and Spencer with petrol stations, plus further facilities, can be found less than 2 miles away from our development. For a big day out, The Trafford Centre is just 12 miles away.

If you are a lover of the outdoors, there is plenty for you, too. Nearby Bickershaw Country Park is a developing 247 hectare nature reserve comprising grasslands, woodlands, water bodies – and a huge variety of wildlife! There is also a circular trail for an easy walking or running route. For something extra family-friendly, Pennington Flash Country Park – just under 3 miles down the road – offers a play area, picnic areas and informal recreation areas. For canal enthusiasts, the Leigh branch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal is just a half-an-hour’s walk away and offers a public towpath.

Your nearest bus stop is just a few minutes’ walk from your doorstep. You can expect services to local schools, the city centre and neighbouring villages, while passing several amenities along the way. From Leigh Bus Station in the nearby city centre, commuters can access services to Salford and Manchester city centre, and more. This will serve well for workers, students and keen exploreres!

There are several train stations outside of Leigh that will take you to destinations further afield. Atherton train station, just 3 miles away, offers direct services to Manchester, Leeds and Wigan. From here, commuters can go on to access services to the likes of Liverpool, Warrington, London and Glasgow – to name a few! For destinations afar, Manchester airport is only a 30 minutes’ drive away.

For families, Leigh offers several highly-rated schools at primary-, secondary- and college-level – many of which situated nearby our Highfield development. At ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ Ofsted ratings, you can be sure that your child or children will have a prosperous education ahead. There are also a range of nurseries in the area for pre-school age groups. Slightly further out are 3 of Manchester’s notable universities: University of Salford, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University – all less than an hour’s drive away.

New homes for sale in Leigh, Greater Manchester

Bowland

3 bedroom semi detached house with parking spaces (side bay to some plots)

Denholme

3 bedroom detached house with integral single garage

Firgrove

3 bedroom semi detached house with integral single garage

Shelley

3 bedroom semi detached house with parking spaces

Chelford

4 bedroom detached house with parking spaces

Reedley

4 bedroom detached house with integral single garage

Brierfield

2 bedroom semi detached house with parking spaces

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