Best areas to live in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent may be small, but there are lots of desirable areas to live, at really affordable prices.
A large market town 2.5 miles west of central Stoke-on-Trent, property prices in this green belt area of Staffordshire average at an affordable £175,269. Boasting lots of green spaces, a traditional market open six days a week, and a school, a sixth-form college and proximity to Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme tends to be popular with families and students, as well as those commuting to Stoke-on-Trent for work.
Average property prices in this affordable Staffordshire town sit at £140,948, making it one of the lowest-cost areas of Stoke-on-Trent in which to set up home. Longton is 3.3 miles east of central Stoke-on-Trent, and it is serviced by the Longton train station and the A50, making it ideal for commuters. A bustling area packed with amenities, including shops, cafes and restaurants, not to mention the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton is a great place to live.
Located 8.2 miles west of Stoke-on-Trent city centre, Madeley is a historic and picturesque village known for its period properties and historic buildings, including the Madeley Mill and Pool. House prices in Madeley average at £248,111, and its train station and transport links via the M6 motorway make it popular among commuters.
A quaint village situated in the Staffordshire Moorlands, just 11 miles north-east of central Stoke-on-Trent, average house prices in Cheddleton stand at around £266,711. Cheddleton is a quiet rural area that appeals to retirees and families, with only a handful of local amenities, including The Black Lion pub, a tearoom and a secondary school, but plenty of green space to keep residents happy. The village sits on the banks of the River Churnet, and is overlooked by the historic Cheddleton Flint Mill.
With property prices averaging at £198,572, Biddulph is one of the more affordable towns on the fringes of Stoke-on-Trent, from which it sits 11 miles to the north. Biddulph’s train station connects commuter residents easily to nearby towns such as Congleton and Kidsgrove, as well as to Stoke-on-Trent city centre, but the real pull of Biddulph is its historic sights and natural beauty spots. As well as the Mow Copy Castle, the town boasts Biddulph Grange and landscaped gardens, an Iron Age fort, and several ancient burial mounds.