In a recent study carried out by Rightmove, Macclesfield was rated as the 7th happiest place to live in the UK and 1st in the North West!
Set in Cheshire's plains, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Macclesfield combines the old with the new. Originally a medieval town, Macclesfield became the country's 'Silk' capital in the 1750's, whilst it still retains that heritage, in recent years it has grown to become a thriving business centre.
The survey asked 21,000 to rate the place they lived on 10 factors such as ‘I feel a sense of community spirit’ and ‘I feel safe’.
Macclesfield is a modern shopping centre with a range of leisure facilities to suit most tastes. There is a popular monthly Treacle Market which boasts around 140 Arts, Antiques, Crafts, Food and Drink stalls, held on the cobbles of the town centre on the last Sunday of every month.
In another study carried out by the Manchester Evening News, Macclesfield was dubbed “A commuters dream and family haven” due to it’s excellent transport links and local activities. See the full article here.