Star Attraction: The Heatons’ Stock Is Rising


Greg Davies, branch manager of Philip James Wilson, the Heatons’ most experienced and hardest working estate & lettings agents, discusses how the area’s moment in the spotlight simply underscores what all die-hard Heaton-ites know: life’s good in our leafy suburb!

Heaton Mersey recently made the headlines of the Express, with the news that:  

‘’SUPERSTAR Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to shun the multi-millionaire footballer belt of Cheshire to live in the Manchester suburbs.

‘’The Swedish icon, 34, and his family is understood to be looking at renting a property in Heaton Mersey rather than live in the Alderley Edge area favoured by so many of his team-mates.’’

Fortunately for the area’s Manchester City fans, Ibrahimovic decided against moving to Heaton Mersey, but the idea that the Heatons were on his property hotlist wasn’t as shocking to us Heaton-ites as the newspaper would have us believe. The upper end of the Heatons market is thriving:  at the moment we have a clutch of stunning properties on the market, including a beautiful six bedroom period home on Priestnall Road and a five bed arts and crafts house on prestigious Lea Road.  

It’s little wonder that the Heatons are high on house hunters’ wish lists: Autumn’s certainly looking vibrant for the area – and not just for the property market.  Heaton Moor’s high streets are thriving – with an influx of exciting new bars and restaurants offering the area a real taste sensation.  We love the new tapas and gin bar delivered by long standing favourite, Damson that – always at-one with the mood on the street – has divided its space to launch La Cantina.  We’re truly spoilt for choice, and it’s good to see another of our favourites – Tusk Cocktail Bar – thriving too.

Budding thespians in the area are also in luck with the news that former Coronation Street star Lee Boardman (Corrie’s Jez Quigley) is going back to his roots to launch a new acting school, Actor Tribe, in Heaton Mersey along with his wife and fellow actor, Jennifer James (Geena Gregory in Coronation Street).

So, Didsbury may have tempted Cold Feet back 13 years since the show was first screened, but Didsbury’s not the only South Manchester suburb to have thrived and gained media attention over the past decade! In the Heatons we’ve experienced our own quiet revolution, which has made the area more aspirational than ever for everyone from young professionals to families, and this has been reflected in prices, which have increased by 20% over the last few years.  We’re also seeing an increasing tide of properties to let – as the Heatons turn into a hotspot for aspirational renters: pop into the branch for expert advice on letting your property and the return you could expect.  

If you’d like to know what your property is worth in this buoyant market, do get in touch and we can offer an expert property valuation and appraisal, as well as free, independent in-branch mortgage advice.  Even if you’re not planning on moving straight away, we’d be delighted to help inform you about your property’s potential – it’s good to know of the added value you’ll create from any renovations you’re planning.  We’re here to be your long-term property partners for both sales and lettings.

You’ll find our knowledge of the Heatons’ streets is second to none and we’ll work with you to develop a strategy to help you get what you want and need out of your property plans.  

Sshh…we’ve teamed up with our friends at Damson to offer a reciprocal deal.  Dine out at Damson and enjoy 25% off sales and lettings fees at Philip James Wilson.  Sell or buy a home with Philip James Wilson and enjoy 50% off your first meal at Damson. Enjoy!

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