New Build Homes in Heywood

Heywood is a thriving town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in northern Greater Manchester. It lies two miles east of Bury, four miles southwest of Rochdale and just eight miles from Manchester city centre.

Heywood is a town with lots to offer, especially to young buyers and families. If you want to call the town home, we have a range of new homes in Heywood for sale.

Heywood is a historic town with modern amenities and a buzzing local community

You’ll find first-rate fitness facilities at Heywood Sports Village

The town is surrounded by green spaces

Two local secondary schools are rated “Good” by Ofsted, while five local primaries are rated “Outstanding” and 15 “Good”



Heywood is a town with a long history, and whilst it retains much of its heritage it’s very much a vibrant community today. The town is home to plenty of local, independent shops, cafes and restaurants, plus national chain stores and supermarkets. It also hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, including The Heywood Food and Drink Festival.

For those who lead an active lifestyle, the town offers plenty of opportunities for fitness and playing sports. Nearby Queen’s Park is great for running, whilst Heywood Sports Village has a 25 metre swimming pool, a modern gym, a studio for classes and outdoor grass and artificial pitches. For fans of golf, there are a selection of courses close to Heywood, including Marland Golf Course and Castle Hawk Golf Club.

Whilst Heywood is within Greater Manchester, it’s a stone’s throw from the countryside and offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Local nature sites include Naden Valley and Healey Dell Nature Reserve, whilst the Peak District National Park is close at hand to the east. 

For families looking to make the move to Heywood with children, there are nine secondary and 27 primary schools within three miles of the town, including in surrounding Rochdale and Bury. Holy Family RC & CE College and Hazel Wood High School secondaries are rated “Good” by Ofsted, whilst five local primaries are rated as “Outstanding” and 15 as “Good”.

A house in Heywood puts you in a fantastic location, surrounded by bustling towns and attractions. Rochdale, Bury and Oldham are all within five miles and can be reached by local transport. Manchester city centre is a short drive or bus ride away, giving you easy access to all Manchester has to offer.

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With its close proximity to Manchester city centre, and surrounding towns, Heywood is a popular destination to commute from. A number of bus services connect to Manchester, Rochdale and Bury. The A58 runs through Heywood with fast road access to Bury and Rochdale, whilst the M62 connects to the M60 Manchester Ring Motorway. Heywood is also on the M62, providing more options to travel throughout the region.

If you’re looking to make the move to Greater Manchester, take a look at our selection of new builds in Heywood at our developments in the town and the surrounding area.