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

The "Cheshire Golden Triangle"

The Golden Triangle is an area of affluent towns and villages in Cheshire such as Wilmslow, Mottram St. Andrew and Alderley Edge. The exact three points of the triangle are the subject of local debate, but are generally considered to be Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury. The area is noted for expensive houses, pleasant countryside, famous footballers, celebrities and entrepreneurs.[1]

Five of the ten most expensive roads in the North West have been identified as being in this area.[2] Withinlee Road in Prestbury is said to be the most expensive street in Northern England, with prices averaging around £1.2 million as of 2009.[3]

The area and its rich businessmen were fictionalised in the drama series Goldplated.[4] 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.

The triangle is part of the parliamentary constituencies of Macclesfield and Tatton.

Notable present and former residents[edit]

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  1. ^ McClean, Malcolm (2007), To the edge: entrepreneurial secrets from Britain's richest square mile, ISBN 978-1-84112-782-8
  2. ^ "Streets of West London are the Most Expensive in England and Wales" (PDF) (press release). Halifax Building Society. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ "The street paved with gold". Manchester Evening News. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  4. ^ Guest, Katy (8 October 2006). "Northern exposure: The Cheshire set". The Independent. Retrieved 25 December 2019.