Local area guide

Living in Warrington

Thinking about moving to Warrington? 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 Warrington

Why Warrington is a good place to live

Warrington may be the best-kept secret in the UK when it comes to choosing a place to settle. The town is rich in history and current attractions with a friendly, laid-back vibe. It's a great place for families with top-notch schools, some even boasting an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating. Besides, who can resist the call of over 130 shopping opportunities in the Golden Square Shopping Centre? Both transport and cuisine choices are diverse and abundant. With three motorways and two major rail lines passing through, moving to Warrington means you can easily roam the country and then return to a spot known for its comfort and charm.

What's Warrington famous for?

Warrington is famous for its history and superb transport links. Also known as the 'gateway to the North', it has strong roots going back to Roman times. Most people know it as a significant player during the Industrial Revolution due to its contribution to the wire industry. This industrial heritage even warranted a nickname, 'The Wire Town' and inspired the name for the local Rugby League team, the Warrington Wolves. Let's not forget, the town was also the UK’s first home to Ikea in October 1987!

Things to do in Warrington

If exploring is your thing, moving to Warrington would certainly keep you busy. Start by appreciating the scenic beauty of Woolston Park, or dive into some history as you explore Roman settlement sites. Walton Hall and Gardens offer the perfect backdrop for a family day out, offering activities for the kids and even a small zoo. If you want a break from the natural beauty, Warrington boasts a range of independent shops, bars, and restaurants to keep you entertained. Or, for a bit of thrill and excitement, why not spend the day at Gulliver’s World Theme Park? One thing's for sure, Warrington has something for everyone!

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Average asking prices in Warrington today

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

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£185,000

197 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£425,000

389 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£270,000

296 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£125,000

88 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Warrington

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Warrington

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Warrington.

Local connections

Warrington Central
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Warrington Bank Quay
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Warrington West
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
Padgate
National Rail
1.9 miles / 3.1 km
Sankey for Penketh
National Rail
2.3 miles / 3.7 km
Birchwood
National Rail
3.1 miles / 5.0 km

Schools in Warrington

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Warrington.

Education in Warrington

UTC Warrington
Ages: 14 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Latchford St James CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Alban's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Warrington St Barnabas CofE Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
St Elphin's (Fairfield) CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Priestley College
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Warrington

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  • Hop Pole Hotel

    Warrington, Cheshire, WA1

    Refurbished town-centre pub next to Warrington bus interchange and serving up to 2 guest beers. May close early weekdays if not busy. Cask ale may be very occasionally available.

  • Level

    Warrington, Cheshire, WA1

  • Lion

    Warrington, WA1

    A stunning venue located in the heart of Warrington Town centre available for complete private functions or partial hires. The Lion, is a historic venue in the town which is finished to a high standard making it the perfect place to hold your function.