Shared Ownership in Staffordshire

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Local properties in Staffordshire

Located in the West Midlands, Staffordshire is a fusion of old and new, where bustling, historic towns and rolling English countryside are juxtaposed with world-class theme parks and a wealth of shopping and entertainment possibilities. It’s little wonder so many people wish to live in this unique county, with its wide choice of affordable Shared Ownership homes.

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About Staffordshire

Residents of Staffordshire are blessed with a superb selection of places to visit and things to do.

It’s peppered with historic towns like Stoke-on-Trent, Burton upon Trent, and the cathedral city of Lichfield, all of which also offer excellent cultural, retail and entertainment options, as well as vibrant communities that make living life here a pleasure. Add fabulous countryside and world class attractions, and you have a very special county indeed.

Settlements in Staffordshire are generally on the smaller side, which contributes to a more laid-back way of life in the county. However, larger cities are close at hand, with Birmingham and Manchester both an hour away by train from Stoke-on-Trent, opening up a huge array of work and educational opportunities. Liverpool is just over an hour away by road and 1 hour 30 minutes by rail. 

In terms of the educational landscape, Staffordshire University, a public research university, dominates. It operates a main campus in Stoke-on-Trent, with campuses in Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury. However, with excellent road and rail links, many of the county’s younger residents study in the universities of Birmingham and Manchester.

And when it comes to recreation, few English counties have quite the breadth and depth of attractions boasted by Staffordshire. It has no fewer than two theme parks – Alton Towers and Drayton Manor (and that’s if you don’t include Alton Towers Waterpark as a separate establishment!) – plus many other unique places such as Trentham Monkey Forest – where barbary macaques roam free in 60 acres of peaceful Staffordshire woodland.

History buffs won’t be disappointed, either. From the grandeur of Lichfield Cathedral to the Staffordshire Hoard – the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever found, and the county’s rich pottery heritage, Staffordshire’s history spans many centuries.

And when it comes to relaxing and regenerating in nature, Staffordshire excels once again. There’s the Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Cannock Chase Forest; the Follow the Dog Trail Mountain bike route; Chasewater Country Park; The Trentham Estate Garden; Tamworth Castle & Pleasure Grounds; and Westport Lake Visitor Centre – to name a few. 

View of the Ferry Bridge also known as the Stapenhill Ferry Bridge and the River Trent, Burton upon Trent. With bright green trees behind with sunshine reflecting. Stapenhill Ferry Bridge

Local Amenities in Staffordshire

Staffordshire has all the local amenities that you would expect from a vibrant county.

Home to almost 900,000 people, the county of Staffordshire has a wide choice of schools, as well as excellent transport links into Birmingham and Manchester (and their respective airports), plus good access to state and private healthcare.

Schools

There are 414 primary schools and 130 secondary schools in Staffordshire, plus another 88 establishments for 16-18 year olds. This gives families and carers a good level of choice as regards the education of children in their care.

Transport

Located near the heart of England, Staffordshire is criss-crossed by many roads, providing excellent access to Birmingham (M6) and Manchester (A556), as well as Derby and Nottingham (A50). Rail links make it possible to reach both Birmingham and Manchester in about an hour. In addition, the airports of Birmingham, Manchester and the East Midlands make international travel convenient.

Healthcare

Staffordshire residents are served by a number of NHS hospitals, including Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and St George's Hospital in Stafford. Private options include Rowley Hospital, a Nuffied health hospital, and Beacon Park Hospital. The county has the usual provision of GP's surgeries and pharmacies that you would expect.