One of the largest Cheshire towns, best known as a centre of the railroad industry and recently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK outside of London due to affordability, employment, amenities, schools, internet connectivity and accessibility to public transport, it is fair to say Crewe is on the rise!
Crewe has a bit of whatever may tickle your fancy for a night out. Do you like a night at the theatre? Crewe Lyceum has an annual calendar of shows for all tastes. Maybe the big screen is more you so the Odeon just off the town centre will do or a game of Bingo down at Mecca might suit. If it’s a good meal you like then there is choice a plenty with chains such as Miller and Carter Steakhouse, Nandos and Burger Priest. Hickorys smokehouse in Shavington and the Market hall in Crewe are ever increasing favourites and good friends of ours too and then lots of other great pubs, restaurants and takeaways to choose from. Remember Nantwich with its lively bars and additional eateries is only a 10 minute taxi ride.
Families living in Crewe do not have to travel far to access well regarded education. If you are looking for a Primary school with good Ofsted ratings, then Warmingham C of E Primary School, Mablins Lane Community Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School to name a few of many are all within reach. If you have older children, St Thomas More Catholic High School and Ruskin High School are within close proximity, whilst the Nantwich High schools are on local bus routes too. Higher education is also catered for with Cheshire College South & West plus Reaseheath Land College in neighbouring Nantwich has some of the best specialist facilities and resources in the country for studying Advanced Engineering, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sports Sciences and Food Technology.
Things to do
Crewe has a number of places to visit such as Queens park, a traditional Victorian park which has undergone extensive renovations attracting families from all over. A short walk from the town centre is Phoenix Leisure Park and the Crewe Railway Heritage centre is always a hit with the children. Grand Junction is a fantastic retail park for all your shopping needs, including a TK-Max, River Island, Hobbycraft and Next. If fitness is your thing, then you will not be disappointed with the facilities at Crewe Lifestyle Centre with its 25m swimming pool, fitness studio and sports hall offering various classes for all abilities, and not to mention the several other Gyms in the area. Crewe train station, which is centrally located, has regular direct services to London Euston (taking on average 1 hour 35 minutes), Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, The Lakes and Scotland, providing the perfect base for commuters.