LYMM AREA GUIDE
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As Lymm Estate Agents, VitalSpace and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local area.
As Lymm Estate Agents we aim to help people learn about what the area has to offer, we have put together this area Guide featuring details on all the local facilities, attractions and more. We hope you find it useful!
WHERE IS LYMM?
Lymm is a large pleasant village and civil parish within the Warrington borough of Cheshire located on the A56 approximately half-way between Warrington and Altrincham. The civil parish of Lymm incorporates the hamlets of Booths Hill, Broomedge, Church Green, Deansgreen, Heatley, Heatley Heath, Little Heatley, Oughtrington, Reddish, Rushgreen and Statham. According to a 2001 Census, LYMM had a population of 10,552 with an average age of 40.3 years. This affluent area includes wonderful homes at all prices. It is a very popular, desirable location, which can be described as semi-rural and one can quickly access the fields and lanes of the surrounding countryside. The village boasts many restaurants, pubs and other amenities including shops and banks. For more information on Lymm visit LYMM VILLAGE
The number of footballers, musicians and actors that have bought property in Lymm is a quick indicator of its upmarket status and chance to provide people with an area to stay outside of the public eye. Even if you are not looking to avoid paparazzi or over-zealous fans, the quiet nature of Lymm is a great choice for people looking to be close to Manchester to work on a daily basis but to have a place to escape to in their free time.
Lymm Dam is an area of great beauty and tranquility. Its woodlands and meadows are teeming with wildlife and the site’s history gives the area it’s unique character. Whether you enjoy horse riding, angling, bird watching, walking or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings, Lymm Dam makes a great place for a day out. The most recognisable landmark and the centre of the village is The Cross which is based on ancient steps carved out of the natural stone, worn with age. Stone pillars support this distinctive landmark which some believe dates back to the 14th century or possibly more recently to the 17th century. This would have been the place for public meetings and was also where the stocks were placed as a means of primitive summary justice.
The M56 and M6 motorways are both within 3 miles of Lymm. The conjunction of these motorways with the A50[ is known as the Lymm Interchange, and hosts a service station known as the Poplar 2000 services and a well used truck stop. The A56 also passes just south of the village, connecting the nearby towns of Warrington and Altrincham.
Anyone looking to drive from Lymm to Manchester will find that the average journey time takes around 40 minutes, although commuter traffic may slightly extend this length of time. The driving distance is around 18 miles and the route utilises the M56 and the A5103.
While there is no train station in Lymm, there are a number of railway stations in nearby towns and villages which provide easy access to the heart of Manchester. One common route for many Lymm residents is to drive or take public transport to Warrington and then travel from Warrington station to Manchester. Even when relying on a bus to get to the train station, this is a journey that is commonly completed in just over an hour depending on waiting times.
The full list of train stations which lie less than 7 miles from the centre of Lymm is as follows:
- Warrington Bank Quay – less than 5 miles from Lymm
- Warrington Central Railway Station – less than 5 miles from Lymm
- Altrincham Railway Station – less than 6 miles from Lymm
- Hale Railway Station – less than 6 miles from Lymm
- Knutsford Railway Station – 7 miles from Lymm
There is even an opportunity for fit and active Lymm residents to cycle to and from Manchester as part of their daily commute with the National Cycle Route 62 and Bridgewater Way being a popular cycling route between these two areas. There is also an opportunity to cycle from Lymm to another local railway station and complete the journey to Manchester by train.
Given that Lymm has developed a reputation as being an ideal destination for Manchester commuters, it is seen as an area to raise a family. There is a quieter and more gentile pace of life in Lymm, with plenty of sporting activities and options, which appeals to people looking to create a nurturing environment for their children. As you would expect, there is an abundance of nursery and pre-school options in Lymm and as you progress up the educational ladder, the number of options become fewer. However, there is an opportunity for children to pass through their educational life in Lymm, so families that are keen to find a location where they can plan for the long term will find that Lymm meets their needs and expectations.
- Bramble Lodge Day Nursery
- Lymm Village Hall Playgroup
- Oughtrington Pre School
- Rainbow Day Nursery
- St Mary’s Pre-school
- Willowtree Nursery School
- Cherry Tree Primary School
- Oughtrington Community Primary School
- Oughtrington Community Primary School
- Ravenbank Community Primary School
- Statham Community Primary School
While the four primary schools in Lymm are well thought-of, the Ravenbank Community Primary School is the one with the strongest reputation in the local community. It has a low level of pupils per teacher, which is something that most parents are looking for, and with respect to student achievements, the school is considered to be of benefit.
- Lymm High School
As the only secondary school in Lymm, Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School is the natural choice for many families. It is not the highest rated school in the wider area and if familie shave time or money, they may want to consider looking outside of Lymm for a better ranked secondary school. However, for families who are looking to have their child or children schooled in the local, Lymm High is far from the worst school and it offers a number of features and benefits that means it is worth considering. A lot will depend on the individual aims of the family and child but as a local secondary school in a small area, Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School provides a suitable schooling option.
While there are not many options in Lymm for secondary schooling, parents who are happy to look at secondary schools within 5 miles of the town will find a number of options including:
- Altrincham College of Arts
- Altrincham Grammar School for Boys/Girls
- Ashton-on-Mersey School
- Knutsford Academy
- Loreto Grammar School
- North Cestrian Grammar School
- St Ambrose College
This should be more than enough options for any family (with even more options within a 10 mile radius of Lymm), so there is no reason to discount Lymm as an area to live in just because it only has one secondary school within the designated area.
LYMM ESTATE AGENTS
Lymm possesses great natural beauty and has many attractive historical feature and the area has been popular with househunters for many years, never more so than now. If you are thinking of selling your house in LYMM please do get in touch and we will be pleased to offer you up to the minute advice about the market.
If you have any queries or questions about moving here, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 747 7807 – or search our website for LYMM.