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Where sould I move to? Somewhere in Cheshire or mid-wales??

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chocolaterainbow Wed 07-Sep-11 20:54:23

Right, so, fresh start is what I'm thinking. I'm a single parent, me and my two kids (6+4) currently live in a little village in North Wales, it's pretty here but meh, I've had enough. I'm thinking of upping and moving, not too far (family would never forgive me lol!), chester way maybe,or mid wales? any suggestions? Preferably decent schools, things to do with the kids, work oppurtunities for me (not that I'm qualified to do any decent jobs...) friendly, good community etc.
I had been thinking of Chester, house rentals in the city are a bit pricey, but I really don't want to live in the middle of no-where again... any suggestions?
Thanks smile

DrSeuss Wed 07-Sep-11 21:06:02

As a native, I must put in a word for Chester. it has everything you say you want. Guilden sutton is a lovely place about three miles out with an excellent school.

chocolaterainbow Wed 07-Sep-11 21:40:48

Thanks, I'll have a look smile

hairylights Wed 07-Sep-11 22:15:10

Mid Wales has notoriously few good jobs available.

chocolaterainbow Wed 07-Sep-11 22:52:08

...same as up north!!

SageMist Thu 08-Sep-11 12:40:16

Whitchurch? Shrewsbury? Oswestry? Welshpool?

hairylights Thu 08-Sep-11 15:28:27

At least there are towns/cities 'up North' - Caernarfon, Wrexham etc.. Places like, eg Welshpool, Machynlleth are very difficult to find jobs and the travel times to anywhere with jobs is very difficult.

chocolaterainbow Sat 10-Sep-11 00:03:05

Thanks sage mist, what do you think those towns are like to live in?

and hairylights, yeah, we have got towns, but it's notoriously bad for work around here.

I've been thinking more of going to cheshire really, as it's a bit easier along the A55....

belleshell Sat 10-Sep-11 11:04:11

mold, near to wrexham and chester, lovely area good schools.....

FinalFurlong Sat 10-Sep-11 13:23:53

I live in rural cheshire and love it! After my hideous divorce i was forced to move back home and in with my parents with my little girl. WHen i got divorced my parents had recently moved to a tiny cottage in Kelsall. I moved in with them, and through some miracle got a job at the local pre-school where my daughter also attends. The schools here are amazing. Delamere and Kelsall primarys are supurb.
Although Kelsall is really expensive, i just managed to buy a house just outside of the village for a reasonable price!
Good luck, at first the thought of moving 20+ miles out of my comfort zone scared me, but i am so so glad i did. Its a much nicer place to bring up children and the local community is really active and friendly.

ImperialBlether Sun 11-Sep-11 15:50:54

Have you been to Nantwich? It's a lovely small town with a very active community.

chocolaterainbow Sun 11-Sep-11 19:26:43

belle I'll check that area out, but silly as I am I don't fancy the name much lol. 'I live in mold'

finalfurlong Thankyou so much for sharing your story, it's motivated me that little bit more to make this move smile

imperial yes, I have as a matter of a fact, it seems a nice place. I was also looking at a few villages around Northwich.

I think though, realistically, I'm going to have to move to where I can get work, with a job ready... hmm....

raspberryroop Sun 11-Sep-11 23:42:36

Chester - I live in Mid Wales - mostly love it but it is a long way to anywhere and as most posters have said Jobs are like gold dust round here at the moment and the price of fuel is not going down any time soon!

HarrietSchulenberg Mon 12-Sep-11 00:06:56

North Shropshire is cheap and easily commutable to Chester and Shrewsbury. I know all 4 of SageMist's suggestions very well and if I had the choice I'd go for Oswestry. That is not, unfortunately, the one of the four that I do live in.

Cheshire is expensive for what it is. I'm jsut over the North Shropshire border and an almost identical house to mine 6 miles away in south Cheshire is nearly £50k more than mine. Ludicrous, really.

raspberryroop Mon 12-Sep-11 00:21:40

Lots of lovely villages round Oswestry and as Harriet says much cheaper that Chester itself. Ellesmere near there is a fab little town.

chocolaterainbow Mon 12-Sep-11 13:28:47

Thanks rasperry and harriet, some food for thought there...

ICantFindAFreeNickName Sat 17-Sep-11 13:18:35

Chester is great. Although it can be expensive some of the terraced houses on the outskirts are not as expensive as you might think. The employment situation is probably not as bad as some other area's.

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