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Top 10 Reasons to move to Chester

Top Ten Reasons to move to Chester

It’s official!! According to the 2015 UK Hot Housing Index – Chester is the best place to live in the UK!

Good education

From nurseries that get your children off to a good start to Lifelong Learning courses to give adults more opportunities, education in Chester is among the best.

Good housing

Whether you are looking for a swish luxury apartment or a large family home, the city boasts top quality housing.

Good jobs

Chester boasts high levels of employment.  The Chester Business Park itself houses Bank of America, Marks & Spencer Money, Royal Bank of Scotland, GB Group, Widex and Regus serviced offices.  A new £220m retail and leisure development is currently being considered for Northgate, anchored by a development store and also featuring a multi-screen cinema, hotel and retail units which will invigorate the future economic success of the city.

County capital

Chester is the seat of county government and is also home to Chester City Council. It is the hub of local economy which over the last 20 years has been one of the fastest growing economies in the UK.

Super suburbs

Picking just 2 of those, Hoole is a popular bustling and fiercely independent village with quirky shops, trendy bars and great sense of community as is Handbridge which dates back to Roman times and is dubbed ‘Chester’s earliest suburb’.

University of Chester

The city is an attractive place for students to live and learn and the university has a great reputation for excellence.

Grosvenor Park

Given to the city by Richard, the second Marquis of Westminster, who also paid for the design and laying out of the ‘leisure park’ by the famous Edward Kemp, it is today regarded as one of the finest examples of a Victorian park.

Small businesses

This compact city with its highly skilled population is the perfect place to set up small businesses.

Culture and heritage

Share in the life of a city that has existed for nearly 2,000 years and enjoy its attractions by day and by night.

Fair Trade

Chester is the first Fair Trade city in the country, a way of ensuring fair treatment for producers, a movement that is as important for local farmers and craftspeople as it is for those from overseas.

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