Wigan is a large town in Greater Manchester, on the River Douglas. It is ideally placed between Manchester and Liverpool and has been named one of the most affordable places to live in the UK.
Promising great transport links, plenty of green open spaces and famed for its sport teams, Wigan continues to be a great place to live. And at Wain Homes you’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Wigan across our new build developments in the area.
Wigan was named one of the most affordable UK places to live in 2020
70% of Wigan is green open space
The town is well served by great transport and commuter links
Over 90% of the schools are rated as either “Outstanding” or “Good” by Ofsted
The home to famous sports teams and fantastic shopping opportunities
WHY WIGAN IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Located just 16 miles from Manchester, 10 miles from Bolton and 17 miles from Liverpool, Wigan is perfectly placed for residents to enjoy the hustle and bustle of cities and towns close by, but with a slower pace of living. Wigan is a particularly attractive place to live for families with school age children, being home to 14 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. In fact, over 90% of the schools in the town have either “Outstanding” or “Good” status. The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moore’s University and the University of Bolton are all close by.
Wigan is packed with open space, with 70% of the town being made up of green spaces – favourites include Worthington Lakes, Fairy Glen and Haigh Woodland Park – whilst the town has plenty of retail opportunities and much in the way of pubs, restaurants and bars. Sports fans are also well catered for in Wigan, with both Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club and Wigan Athletic Football Club playing in the town.
The ideal position of Wigan means the town is well served by good transport links. It’s right at the heart of the motorway network, offering easy access to the M6, M58 and M61. The West Coast train line also runs right through the town, meaning Manchester, Liverpool and London are within easy reach. Both Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are also close by.
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Wigan is a town on the up. It currently has a population of 324,700 residents which is forecast to grow to 346,300 by 2030. The wider borough is also home to over 12,000 businesses with over 80% classed as SMEs. Manufacturing and logistics are key employment sectors but there continues to be growth in the digital, creative, health, environmental and professional sectors.
If you want to live in Wigan, you’ll find a range of new build properties for sale in Wigan with Wain Homes.
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