22nd August 2017
A guide to living in Upton
What’s it like to live in Upton-by-Chester?
Upton, or Upton-by-Chester, is a large suburb on the outskirts of Chester, boasting all of the comforts of country life while still being just a short walk from the city centre.
The properties in this area tend to be predominantly semi-detached and detached houses in a wide variety of styles and sizes. The main Countess of Chester hospital and Morrison’s supermarket are situated to the west of the suburb and the famous Chester Zoo borders the northern boundary.
This suburb offers strong train links to Manchester and Liverpool via Bache and Chester train stations, making it the perfect location for commuters. It also has good motorway links, an excellent bus service and a Park and Ride service running from the Zoo into Chester City Centre.
Shopping in Upton
Upton offers a wide range of independent and mainstream shops, hairdressers/beauticians, barbers, pubs and restaurants, meaning that there is no shortage of local amenities and things to do. There is also a conveniently located Doctor’s surgery and Post Office. With so many facilities a few minutes’ walk from the centre, you’ll be close to everything you may need to go about your everyday life.
The Upton community
There is no shortage of community spirit in Upton. The community has access to a Royal British Legion club, bowling green and tennis courts and there are local choirs and an amateur dramatics society offering something for everyone. If all of that wasn’t enough, Upton even has its own golf course and the UK’s largest zoo is right on its doorstep. The Cheshire County Sports Club, one of the North’s leading sports venues in situated next to Upton High School and offers a wide range of social and sporting activities.
The Village Hall, Church Hall and Pavilion offer a wide range of activities catering for all ages and interests meaning that there are lots of ways to meet new people and get involved in community life should you wish to.
There are four state primary schools in Upton and a private school, many with before and after school clubs and high Ofsted ratings, allowing parents the best option for educating their children locally. Upton-by-Chester High School serves the whole of Upton, while close links to the
Hammond School of drama and dance offer more specialised study. For younger children,
there is also a selection of quality pre-schools, nurseries and toddler groups.
Houses in Upton
Upton is an up-and-coming area which has seen a huge investment in recent years. Matthew’s truly are the expert agent for this area as many of our staff have lived in the village for years. We have sold and let houses in Upton very successfully over the past 30 years and have seen its popularity grow steadily over that time.