Hoole: Why It Remains One of Chester’s Most Popular Areas

April 3, 2018

From award-winning bistros to high street festivals, the most popular suburb of Chester is not slowing down any time soon. Here’s our guide to the area, including the local properties we have on offer.

You may have read our recent blog post all about the market trends and conditions in Chester at the moment. If so, you’ll have read how Hoole remains ‘one of the top suburbs’ to live in Chester. However, let’s be realistic. Anyone who’s anyone in our great city knows that this place is pretty special to its residents and visitors.

Image from The Faulkner

Why is Hoole one of the top Chester suburbs?

Winning awards

It is described by Cheshire Life as a neighbourhood where ‘the mood is totally different from that of the city’. Back in 2015, the Great British High Street Awards gave ‘Best Newcomer’ to Hoole’s Faulkner Street. And just a year later in 2016, Hoole won ‘Best Local Centre/Parade of Shops’. The Awards recognised the people behind the suburb’s achievements, describing the team’s “passion, innovation and community spirit”.

That’s not the only recognition Hoole has received on the national stage. Of course, any great high street or neighbourhood usually contains a number of great local businesses. And these local businesses are exactly what Hoole is continuing to win awards for! Take Sticky Walnut, for example. The brilliant bistro, as described by The Telegraph on their ‘Top 20 Restaurants Outside London’ list, won AA’s Restaurant of the Year award in 2014.

Image by Bacon on the Beech via Sticky Walnut

Local, independent businesses

And it’s exactly these types of outstanding local businesses that make Hoole such an appealing place for both residents and visitors. From fine dining and wine to pub lunches and ales, you’ll find everything to quench your thirst and whet your appetite. Favourites amongst visitors include The Suburbs on Charles Street for fancy cocktails and The Piper for a delicious Sunday lunch. Little Yellow Pig and Deli-Vert are popular hotspots for locals looking for fresh produce and somewhere to sip a coffee.

However, that’s definitely not the exhaustive list of bars, pubs and restaurants in the area. You’ll also be treated to an abundance of retail therapy in Hoole – whether you’re shopping for bespoke flowers and a card or a new hi-fi system. There are also a handful of great barbershops and salons for those after a bit of TLC!

Community-based events

Bear in mind, shopping, wining and dining isn’t all Hoole is good for. The real heart of Hoole is its community. Throughout the year, there are a number of high street-based events that everyone is invited to come and enjoy! The Christmas light switch-on in the neighbourhood is now one of the most popular in Chester!

Image from Hoole Christmas Light Switch On 2016 via Notting Hoole Website

Community BBQs, charity football, street festivals – the list is endless and there’s no end to the fun. Check out Notting Hoole’s gallery of photos to really get a feel for the kind of events on offer in the area.

Our properties in Hoole

Of course, our main interest lies in the fantastic properties of Hoole. There are a massive range of hotels in the suburb, where many visitors to Chester opt to stay for the real community feel. However, sometimes a short break just isn’t enough. People love to live in Hoole and we’ve got plenty of options for those looking to make the move. Whether you’re looking for a cosy apartment or a family home, there’s plenty on offer. Here are just some of our current favourites:

1 bed flat on Hoole Road


  • Ground floor flat
  • Large bedroom
  • Bathroom with three-piece white suite
  • Modern kitchen
  • Central location
  • £130,000

View property here for more details.

3 bed house on Housesteads Drive


  • Sought-after development
  • Corner plot
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Spacious living room
  • Driveway to the side
  • £237,000

View property here for more details.

5 and 6 bed homes on Plemonstall Court

Plemonstall Court

  • Bespoke, Georgian-style development
  • 5 and 6 bedroom homes available
  • Driveways and rear lawn gardens
  • High spec and fittings throughout
  • From £675,000

View property here for more details.

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