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Stoke on Trent

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You might know it as the capital of the Potteries, but have you thought of living, investing in, starting your family, or continuing your education in Stoke on Trent? Here are some of the reasons for moving to this part of Staffordshire …

House Prices 🏠

  • Most expensive property: £965,000
  • Average house price in Stoke on Trent: £128,255
  • Cheapest property: £25,000 (terraced, freehold). 

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

Economy ££

  • At the heart of the long-established Potteries, Stoke on Trent retains its position as a world-class producer of fine ceramics – perhaps best exemplified by Wedgwood and its subsidiary Royal Doulton
  • But it is also a diverse local economy, with a large Michelin tyre company complex and head office, a steel foundry, a Vodafone call centre, and Premier Foods’ manufacturing of Mr Kipling Cakes
  • There are an estimated 9,000 firms based in the city. 

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Stoke is connected to the national motorway network via junctions 15 and 16 of the M6 motorway
  • Stokes mainline railway station serves the Stafford to Manchester line, which is part of the West Coast Main Line between London and Manchester
  • Some 10,000 boats a year ply the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Education 🎓 

  • Stafford University has its campus near Stoke’s main railway station and has a student roll of 11,300
  • The city also has two colleges of further education
  • 15 secondary schools also serve the city.

Environment 🌷 

Trivia 🎬 

Finally, did you know …

  • The chief designer of the iconic Spitfire fighter plane was born in Stoke on Trent, as was footballing legend Sir Stanley Matthews?
  • That if someone from Stoke calls you “Duck” it is a sign of respect (its roots come from the middle ages where a duke was called a “Duk”)
  • Slash, the lead guitarist for the American mega rock band Guns n’ Roses, spent most of his childhood in Stoke on Trent?

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