New Homes in Manchester Commuter Towns

Buying a home in an area with excellent transport links is crucial for commuters. And you’ll likely find new home developments popping up in these areas, thanks to their popularity with home buyers. From Rochdale to Wilmslow, we take a look at some of the new build homes available in some of Manchester’s commuter towns. Find out more…

Heywood, near Rochdale
Heywood, 4 miles north of Middleton and only 8 miles north of Manchester city centre offers excellent transport links via the M62 and M66 motorways. As well as Manchester, the larger towns of Bury, Middleton and Rochdale are all close by. Surrounded by green belt, the town itself has many wonderful green spaces, including the popular Queen’s Park. Heywood has its own heritage railway station on the East Lancashire Railway too. From here you can take a trip with stunning scenery to Rawtenstall, as well as enjoying many fun, themed days out.
Compared to other Manchester commuter towns, property prices in Heywood are more affordable, appealing to younger families and first-time buyers.

Whittle Brook Park from Alwyn Homes in Heywood
You will find the Whittle Brook Park development on the southern outskirts of Heywood and close to Middleton, which is only the other side of the M62 motorway. Road links are excellent from the development, making it easy for commuters to access the motorway network. Alternatively, a drive to Middleton train station is an option for a quick train into Manchester Victoria station. But being only 7 miles from Manchester city centre itself, this development allows you to commute easily into the city centre.
The new homes at Whittle Brook Park embrace modern living and put sustainability at the core of their property construction. Homes on the development include solar PV panels and Air Source Heat Pumps, to help you save even more on your energy bills.

Find out more about the Whittle Brook Park development here.

This affluent commuter market town is located around 9 miles south of Manchester in Cheshire. Known for its boutique shops, classy bars and eateries, celebrities can often be spotted around the town. But there’s more to Wilmslow than its wealth and glamour – the area has plentiful green space, including the popular The Carrs and other woodland areas to explore.
A peaceful area to live in, Wilmslow benefits from having its own train station offering quick and easy access to central Manchester. And from Manchester, there’s a link to London Euston for commuters looking to travel to the capital for work. Wilmslow is also only 15 minutes from Manchester Airport and being only 10 minutes away from the M56 motorway, it’s easy to reach the rest of Cheshire and North Wales.

The Fairways from Anywl Homes in Handforth, Wilmslow
On the outskirts of Handforth and on the edge of green space, this new development of one to five-bedroom homes is perfect for anyone looking to buy a bigger home or downsize. For the perfect combination between city and country living, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and amenities along the nearby Wilmslow Road. And with Handforth itself also having its own train station with direct links to Manchester, commuting is just as easy.
The properties on the development are light, airy and spacious, perfect for modern living.

See what homes are available on The Fairways development in Handforth here.

A little further out, yet still commutable to Manchester, Blackburn in Lancashire benefits from a large, vibrant town centre as well as beautiful countryside. And it’s one of the more affordable places to buy a home. Situated on the Ribble Valley, it’s an approximate 40-minute drive to Manchester city centre by car. The nearby M65 motorway offers further access to motorway routes across the North West, including the M61 and M6. You can take a direct train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria station too, with a journey time of around 50 minutes.

Green Hills – The Farmstead Collection from Kingswood Homes in Feniscowles, Blackburn
Heading southwest out of Blackburn, you will find the Green Hills Farmstead Collection of homes. Situated on a Pennine hillside on the edge of Feniscowles, the homes enjoy stunning countryside views. And what makes these homes even more special is that they feature unique designs by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway. Living at Green Hills you get to enjoy both the city and countryside, with commuter links on your doorstep too.

For more information about the Green Hills development in Feniscowles, Blackburn, click here.

Northenden, Manchester
A thriving village, Northenden is located around six miles south of Manchester city centre and is home to a good selection of pubs, bars and restaurants. With excellent access to one of the main routes into the city centre: the Princess Parkway, this is a prime location for quick and easy commuting. And the Northern Moor Metrolink stop, offering frequent tram services into the city centre, is nearby too. For enjoying fresh air in open green space, the large Wythenshawe Park and Gardens are a short distance away.

Varsity Quarter in Northenden, Manchester from Miller Homes
You can’t get a better location for commuting with the Varsity Quarter from Miller Homes in Northenden. Located on Sale Road which itself offers several bus routes; the Princess Parkway is only 500 yards away. Driving into the city centre takes around 20 minutes and the Northern Moor tram stop is only three-quarters of a mile away from the development.
At Varsity Quarter you will find a selection of 3 and 4-bedroom homes all designed to suit contemporary living with open-plan living spaces and clever attention to detail.

Take a look at the homes available for sale at The Varsity Quarter from Miller Homes in Northenden here.

No matter where you hope to commute to, we have a great selection of new build homes across the country from a range of housebuilders. Whether it’s Manchester, Liverpool or London – simply type in the place you hope to buy a new home and we will deliver the new properties available nearby.

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