Golden Triangle (Cheshire)

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Coordinates: 53°18′47″N 2°15′36″W / 53.313°N 2.260°W / 53.313; -2.260

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The Golden Triangle (sometimes called the Footballer Belt) is an area of affluent small towns and villages in Cheshire, England. The exact three points of the triangle are the subject of local debate but are generally considered to be Alderley Edge, Prestbury, and Wilmslow.[1][2][3] The area, about 5 miles across, is noted for expensive houses in a pleasant countryside setting that is popular with wealthy Premier League footballers,[4] entertainment industry figures, and businesspeople.[5][6] Five of the ten most expensive roads in the northwest England have been identified as being in this area.[7] Withinlee Road in Prestbury is also said to be the most expensive street in northern England, with prices averaging around £1.2 million as of 2009.[8]

The triangle is part of the parliamentary constituencies of Macclesfield and Tatton. The area and its rich businessmen were fictionalised in the drama series Goldplated.[9] Much of the action in Howard Jacobson's novel Shylock Is My Name also takes place within the Golden Triangle. It is also the main basis for the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

Notable residents[edit]

A plaque for Alan Turing, who settled and later died in Wilmslow[12]

Current and former residents include:


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