Stoke-on-Trent Area Guide

Stoke-on-Trent is where you will find breath-taking scenery, thrilling adventures, captivating history, heritage, tantalising menus and more!

What's it like in Stoke-on-Trent?

Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is the largest city in Staffordshire. Together with the neighbouring boroughs of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands, it is part of North Staffordshire with a good mix of rural and urban areas.

Stoke is polycentric, having been formed by the federation of six towns in 1910. It took its name from Stoke-upon-Trent where the main centre of government and the principal railway station in the district were located. Hanley is the primary commercial centre. The other four towns are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.

Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries, with the local residents known as Potters.

Stoke-on-Trent is divided in to the following areas. Abbey Green, Abbey Hulton, Bentilee, Berryhill Fields, Birches Head, Blurton, Blythe Bridge, Bucknall, Burslem, Chell, Cliffe Vale, Cobridge, Dresden, Etruria, Fenton, Florence, Ford Green Brook, Fowlea Brook, Goldenhill, Hanford, Hanley, Hartshill, Hem Heath, Heron Cross, Lightwood, Longport, Longton, Lyme Brook, Meir, Middleport, Milton, Norton le Moors, Penkhull, Shelton, Sideway, Smallthorne. Sneyd Green, Trentham and Tunstall.

The area benefits from excellent transport links and is in close proximity to the M6 and M1 motorway networks, multiple local and national train station lines and domestic and internal airports.

You will find many people who move to the area, tend to stay for a long period of time (if not all their life!). With a strong local economy and a geographic position which lends to commuters in to large cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester is a huge pull; and with a vast variety of different types of property which suit all buyers from families, first time buyers and even landlords looking for investment properties in one of the most cost effective regions in the country, why would you choose to be anywhere else?

Where do the locals go?

For a day out in the sunshine?

  • The Trentham Estate
  • Monkey Forest
  • Rode Hall and Gardens
  • Apedale Country Park
  • Heritage Canoe Trail

Where do the locals go…

for a rainy day out with the kids?

  • Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
  • Just Kidding
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Water World
  • Super Play Factory

Where do the locals go…

for a Sunday lunch with trimmings?

  • The Rose & Crown
  • The Travellers Rest
  • The Masons Arms
  • Six Arches
  • Rotisserie at Trentham Gardens

Did you know?

In Stoke-on-Trent, no one bats an eyelid if you call them ‘duck’ or ‘shug’. Apparently it comes from Anglo Saxon to denote leader…

What about property prices?

Like all parts of the country, the property market in Stoke-on-Trent was hit by the global crash of 2008, although generally the impact was less dramatic than much of the UK. Take a look at our guide to see how the Staffordshire property market performing.

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