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Stone Property Hotspot

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If you are aiming to move to Staffordshire, in the heartland of England, you might want to consider the town of Stone as just the place to invest, start a family or continue further education? If so, here are some of the benefits likely to lie in store …

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  • Stone is one of five rural “hubs” in Staffordshire, officially identified as “a significant concentration of population and business”
  • Hubs provide an important link between centres of population and business to the surrounding countryside
  • At the last Census, the town had a population of 16,385 and higher than the national average of those of working age are in employment.

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  • Stone’s economic prospects are tied in closely to the economic development plan for this part of north Staffordshire
  • This includes a specific commitment to expanding economic development in Stone itself and to improving broadband access to the town and the surrounding rural communities
  • Stone is the UK’s centre for the manufacture of high-end laboratory glassware systems.

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Stone is situated just to the south of the conurbation of Stoke-on-Trent
  • Road connections put Birmingham a 45-minute drive away, Derby 50 minutes and Manchester 70 minutes
  • The town’s railway station is on the West Coast Main Line, with connections (via Stafford) to London Euston and north to Crewe, via Stoke-on-Trent. 

Education 🎓  

  • Alleyne’s Academy is the principal high school and Walton Priory Middle and Christchurch Academy provide middle school education
  • There are a number of primary schools in and around the town.

Environment 🌷

  • The Trentham Estate, on the Stone Road to nearby Trentham, is probably the most popular day out for locals and visitors alike – with gardens, woodland walks and even a Monkey Forest
  • If you are looking to bring the outdoors indoors, the Come into Play indoor adventure playground is the place to take the kids for the afternoon
  • If there is still the energy left, another indoor adventure area just a mile from Stone is Flip Out Stoke, a huge warehouse of interconnected trampolines. 

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know … 

  • Stone is the headquarters for the National Association of Chimney Sweeps
  • Home to the John Joules Brewery since 1758, the company telephone number until at least the 1950s was Stone1
  • Stone’s nickname is Canal Town – thanks to its situation midway along the Trent and Mersey Canal.

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