The Longridge overspill estate was built in Over Ward by Manchester City Council in the 1960s.At the end of the 20th century, all of the homes on the estate that had not already been sold to their occupants were transferred to Manchester Methodist Housing.In 2005 Knutsford was named as the most expensive town to buy a house in Northern England, followed by nearby town Altrincham.
Located near Cheshire's Golden Triangle and on the Cheshire Plain between the Peak District to the east and the Welsh mountains to the west, Knutsford and its surrounding villages are affluent and sought-after residential areas, with properties rated as some of the most expensive outside of London.
Knutsford is a dormitory town for people working in Manchester and Liverpool.
This was once Crosville who ran buses across Cheshire and North Wales.
Then later Star Line Travel took over services, who were based in Knutsford and Wythenshawe.
Knutsford has excellent access to the motorway network, with junctions to the M6 (Junction 19) and M56 (Junction 7) motorways.
However, this can also have disadvantages as the A50 which runs through Knutsford town centre follows a similar route to the M6 between Warrington and Stoke-on-Trent, this means that if the M6 is closed due to an accident or roadworks; then a large volume of traffic transfers to the A50 and causes major traffic jams in Knutsford.
Currently there is an hourly service to Altrincham, Stockport and Manchester to the north and Northwich and Chester to the south-west, with extra trains to and from Stockport at peak times on weekdays.
On Sundays there is a service every two hours to Chester and a service every two hours to Southport via Manchester, Bolton and Wigan.
At one end of the narrow King Street is an entrance to Tatton Park.
The Tatton estate was home to the Egerton family, and has given its name to Tatton parliamentary constituency, which includes the neighbouring communities of Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.
Knutsford Town Council was created after the abolition of the urban district council in the Local Government Reorganisation of 1974.