Advice re: where to live and primary schools

(6 Posts)
CanadatoCarlisle Tue 30-Aug-16 23:27:12

Hello all
My family and I will be moving to Carlisle in the autumn. I have twin girls who will be 5 in December. We are looking for recommendations for a good neighbourhood/village to live (preferably within cycling distance of the university) and primary school recommendations.
Thanks in advance.

Dalston would be perfect for you. It has a good primary and secondary school, some very nice independent shops and a co-op, small train station and is on a river with a cycle path all the way to Carlisle running alongside it. There is a new build estate and some very nice period properties available too.
www.dalston.org.uk
Don't be put off by the flood pictures on the website!

CanadatoCarlisle Thu 01-Sep-16 00:27:22

Thank you Reluctant2ndtimer. A friend's brother also suggested Dalston so I will definitely look at that as an option. It is so difficult to make such big decisions from this far away (we are in Canada)!!

Goldrill Thu 01-Sep-16 12:09:13

I'd second Dalston.
Our kids are at High Hesket, which is lovely - but depends what you call cycling distance! In town, Stanwix is generally pretty nice.
Check the flood maps first for everywhere!

Goldrill Thu 01-Sep-16 12:10:02

PS - UoC staff or student? smile

Sunflowersmiling Wed 21-Sep-16 22:27:52

Stanwix is nice to live, but depends what you want from a school. Stand in the playground at playtime and imagine your child in there, before you decide on a school. Dalston is a nice area, i hear good things about the school. Theres a canal you can cycle down straight to carlisle. Theres lots of villages around carlisle that are lovely. I live 7 miles out in a little village and i work at uni. Takes 15 mins by car or there's a bus every 30 mins. Ive never cycled though!

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