Local area guide

Living in Stoke-On-Trent

Thinking about moving to Stoke-On-Trent? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Stoke-On-Trent

Why Stoke-On-Trent is a good place to live

Stoke-On-Trent, affectionately known as 'Stoke', is a vibrant city filled with rich history and contemporary charm. Living in Stoke-On-Trent means immersing yourself in the birthplace of the pottery industry, where you can feel the creative energy this city thrives on. The city is blessed with many parks and green spaces for tranquil relaxation and outdoor activities, further adding to its appeal. Stoke also offers excellent transport links, ensuring easy access to the rest of the UK. From its historical significance to its contemporary vibrancy, Stoke offers a blend of cultural richness, bustling lifestyle, and scenic beauty, making it a delightful place to put down roots.

What's Stoke-On-Trent famous for?

Stoke-On-Trent is famous for its rich historical legacy in the pottery industry, hence its nickname 'The Potteries'. The city has been home to illustrious global pottery brands like Royal Doulton and Wedgwood, which have achieved vast acclaim for their exquisite ceramics. Stoke-On-Trent takes great pride in its ceramics history, reflected in its many masterpieces displayed in museums and galleries all over the city. Additionally, Stoke-On-Trent is famous for its local delicacy, the oatcake, a delicious treat that's a firm favourite around the breakfast table.

Things to do in Stoke-On-Trent

Stoke-On-Trent offers a wealth of attractions and activities that cater to varied interests. Explore the city's pottery heritage by visiting award-winning museums like The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery where you'll find beautiful ceramic displays. If you're keen for some retail therapy, shopping opportunities abound in Stoke's vibrant shopping districts. For nature enthusiasts, a visit to the stunning Trentham Gardens or a tranquil walk in Central Forest Park will surely delight. If you're looking to fuel your adrenaline, a day out to the Alton Towers amusement park promises plenty of thrill and fun. Regardless of what your preferences are, Stoke-On-Trent has something to offer everyone.

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Average asking prices in Stoke-On-Trent today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£140,000

361 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£325,000

684 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£210,000

597 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£90,000

96 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Stoke-On-Trent

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Transport in Stoke-On-Trent

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Stoke-On-Trent.

Local connections

Stoke-on-Trent
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Longport
National Rail
2.3 miles / 3.7 km
Longton
National Rail
2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Wedgwood
National Rail
4.5 miles / 7.2 km
Barlaston
National Rail
5.1 miles / 8.2 km
Kidsgrove
National Rail
5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Schools in Stoke-On-Trent

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Stoke-On-Trent.

Education in Stoke-On-Trent

Edison Pace School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Stoke-on-Trent College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
PEAK EDUCATION - STOKE
Ages: 5 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Mark's CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Emerge School
Ages: 5 - 13 years old
The Registry
Ages: 11 - 16 years old

Local pubs in Stoke-On-Trent

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  • Unicorn Inn

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1

    One-room city centre pub, opposite The Regent Theatre, comprised of a comfortably furnished lounge and a popular snug at the rear

  • Sugarmill

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1

    The Sugarmill is situated at the bottom of Brunswick Street in the heart of the Cultural Quarter of Hanley, the city centre of Stoke-on-Trent – we’re right next to the Stage Door pub and opposite Fiction nightclub

  • Auctioneer

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1

    Located on Percy street at the site of the old varsity, we have decided to set-up shop with the aim to provide the very best drink in Hanley at fantastically low prices.