Moving to Altrincham/Sale/Hale in a months time!!

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rachococo Sun 22-Jul-12 02:28:03

Hello everyone! I am currently living in the USA (previously Whalley Range/Chorlton), and moving back at the end of August to start a Doctorate at the University of Manchester. We are keen to start afresh in a new area of Manchester, and Altrincham/Hale/Sale seems like its gonna be the place!! We liked Chorlton, but fancy living a little more out, on the tramline. We have an 8 year old daughter so looking for school recommendations and also areas where is best to rent. Are there any council estate areas to avoid? Obviously we have a lot to sort out in the next couple weeks, so any advice or help would be much appreciated!!

rachococo Tue 14-Aug-12 04:23:40

Hi JonahB, that is a coincidence! If you do decide to rent I am definitely interested, my friend did mention she knew of a possible rental in Sale. Don't mind furnished or unfurnished. Not really shipping any furniture (currently living in the USA) so some furniture would be helpful - but I'm flexible!
Thanks for the message!

JonahB Tue 14-Aug-12 07:59:39

hi Rachococo,
thanks for the message. My house would be unfurnished, as i need to take what's in there with me. Just something to consider.... I'm away for a couple of days now (think so is your friend) but i'll contact her when i get back. Good luck with your house hunting in the meantime....!!

MarthasHarbour Tue 14-Aug-12 10:03:18

W Vale Rd, it is nearer Altrincham than Timperley anyway, and is right by the Nav Rd tram and definitely in catchment for Nav Rd primary, if you are there a while is is right near Wellington Comp which is an outstanding school.

MarthasHarbour Tue 14-Aug-12 10:03:47

that should have read 'W Vale Rd is a lovely street!'

rachococo Tue 14-Aug-12 15:53:43

Thank you!!

rachococo Sun 19-Aug-12 05:56:09

Hi all, I have managed to rent the house on West Vale Rd!! I realise how hard it is to get a place in the schools so was guided on availability!! I have applied for Navigation Primary, Willows Primary and Cloverlea - in that order! I think that was the right decision........ They all look fine, but Navigation will make it easier with my commute to Bury. I hope the Schools Out program have availability now.
Thanks for everyones help and advice, I am flying out the day before I move in, and school starts 3 days later so all very last minute.
Thank you everyone - looking forward to moving back!

MarthasHarbour Sun 19-Aug-12 16:02:32

Brilliant! Congrats!! Perfect choice, WV Road is in a really lovely leafy part of Alti/Timperley. I dont know much about Cloverlea (must get checking) but Nav and The Willows have great reputations.

Well done!

rachococo Sun 19-Aug-12 23:40:13

Thanks, applied on Friday, so hopefully will hear back about the school she gets into this week! Didn't realise schools go back on Tuesday 4th September, I start my course on 3rd... nothings ever easy ; )

Can't wait to fly over!!

Thanks for everyones help and advice


fenner Mon 03-Sep-12 14:49:24

Hi rachococo,

Feel free to PM me too. I live in Sale and commute to the uni regularly by tram (same 'job' as you).

rachococo Thu 06-Sep-12 23:47:50

Found out my daughter can go to Navigation Rd, hooray!! Just have to sort after school now, and evening babysitter for the odd night out.......

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