Spotlight on Greenmount – Weale & Hitchen’s Property Purchase Guide

February, 2016

At Weale & Hitchen, we’ve been helping to match people with properties since 1990. During this time, we’ve amassed a great deal of knowledge about the local area, and we would like to pass it on to you. Each month we take a closer look at areas within Manchester and South-East Lancashire to give prospective buyers a better understanding of local neighbourhoods and services. This month it’s Greenmount’s turn to face the spotlight.

Region

Greenmount is a village situated in the West Pennine Moors, specifically within the district of Tottington. A quaint, beautiful little spot in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greenmount is an extremely popular location, with families and retired professionals alike choosing to call it home.

Education

Greenmount is exceptionally family-friendly, and is home to two primary schools – Greenmount Primary School on Holhouse Lane, and Holly Mount Catholic Primary School on Hollymount Lane. The most recent inspections from Ofsted (conducted in 2012) saw Greenmount Primary receive an overall “good” rating, whilst Holly Mount received “outstanding” marks across the board.

Transport

Greenmount is ideally located for Manchester commuters. It’s just 13 miles away, and can be reached via the M66 motorway by taking the Junction 1 exit A56 at Summerseat. One of the best ways to travel into Manchester from Greenmount is by boarding the Metrolink at Bury Interchange, which is situated a little less than four miles from the centre of the village. A local bus service also picks up from several spots in Greenmount, and travels to a variety of surrounding areas including Bury Interchange, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Summerseat, Turton and Walshaw.

A more pleasant option is the Kirklees trail. This pathway through Kirklees Valley was once a railway line between Holcombe Brook branch railway line and Bury town centre, which was originally developed in 1878 by the Bury and Tottington Railway Company. Perfect for a nature walk, this pathway is a great way to soak up the local atmosphere and industrial heritage. Kirklees trail forms part of the National cycle route 6 between Manchester and Preston.

Property Prices

Property prices in Greenmount vary, with 2 bedroom apartments and terraces priced at around £150,000. Larger properties within the village typically cost upwards of £250,000, with select premium properties selling for seven-figure sums.

Culture

The close-knit village community regularly plan events which include cycle trips, jumble sales and barn dances. Residents have everything they could need in terms of essentials – with a pharmacy, post office, church and doctors spread out across the village. In terms of recreational activities, Greenmount cricket club is a lovely little place to take in on a sunny afternoon, although this sporting facility is perhaps best known for its association with Gary and Phil Neville – who both played cricket here in their youth. Greenmount golf club is another popular spot in the village for residents who enjoy playing a few rounds on the weekend.

Our Conclusion

Greenmount is a perfect place for who are looking for a premium property in a beautiful location. The area itself is calm and peaceful, and the efficient transport links make reaching the surrounding towns and cities an absolute doddle. If you decide to make the move to Greenmount, this friendly community will be sure to welcome you and your family with open arms.

Can We Help?

If you are looking for a property in Greenmount, we can help. Simply take a look at our Greenmount-based properties on the Weale & Hitchen website. Alternatively, you can get in touch with one of our friendly customer advisers by dialling 01204-886-216, or e-mailing us at holcombebrook@weale-hitchen.co.uk. Happy house hunting!

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