Living in Deeside

We cover everything you will need to know in this comprehensive guide about living and working in Deeside.

Deeside’s Population
House Prices in Deeside
What is it like living in Deeside?
Is Deeside a safe place?
Getting around Deeside
Arts and Culture in Deeside
What are the schools like in Deeside?
University near Deeside
Eating and Drinking in Deeside
Shopping in Deeside
Hotels in Deeside
Top 10 things to do in Deeside
Locksmiths in Deeside


Deeside resides in the Welsh area of Flintshire along the Welsh-English border close to the canalised stretch of the River Dee. Deeside is known as an industrial town as it provides work for those living in North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside with employers including Toyota!

Travelling to the Welsh capital Cardiff will take you approximately three and a half hours to reach via the A49 or between 4 to 5 hours via train. Travelling to London from Deeside will take around 4 hours via the M40 and train. As it resides on the border, the closest city to Deeside is Chester which is just over a 10 minute drive away and the closest major city is Liverpool which is just over 30 minute drive along the M53.


Population of Deeside

The 2011 census reported the 53,568 people resided in Deeside, with the majority living in Connah’s Quay.


House Prices in Deeside, Wales

There were a total of 199 property sales in Deeside over the last 12 months with a positive value change of 9.50%. The average price homeowners paid was £182,262.


Detached house prices in Deeside

Of those 199 property sales, just 69 of those were detached home sales. Promisingly, the value change of a detached home in Deeside has shot up by a very healthy 7.10% as Zoopla estimates the current average value to be almost £20k more than the average price paid over the last 12 months. The average price detached property buyers paid for their home in Deeside was £251,883 but Zoopla estimates the current average value to be worth £319,249.


Semi-Detached house prices in Deeside

There were 84 sales of semi-detached properties in Deeside over the last 12 months and a value change of 6.17%. Zoopla currently estimates the current average value of a semi-detached property in Deeside to be 50k higher than the average price paid at £156,314 and £204,638 respectively.


Terraced house prices in Deeside

There were just 43 sales of terraced properties in Deeside over the last 12 months and as the trend has been following there is a positive value change of 4.18%. The average price paid for a terraced property in Deeside over the last 12 months was £129,355 and Zoopla’s current average value is £171,502.


Flat prices in Deeside

There were only 3 sales of flats in Deeside over the last 12 months and again we see a positive value change of 9.33%. The average price paid is lower than Zoopla’s current average value this time however at £88,833 for the average price flat buyers paid.


Is Deeside a nice place to live?

As Deeside sits on the border of Wales and England there has historically been lots of conflict taken place there and therefore it is rich in history. The area of Flintshire in which Deeside resides represents that history with its beautiful crumbling castles that nestle in the rugged peaks and rolling hills of North Wales. If you enjoy rambling in the outdoors than Deeside and the Flintshire area is for you as it is home to the Clwydian Range which is an area of outstanding natural beauty consisting of countryside, canals and beaches.

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Is Deeside a safe place to live?

Deeside is a very safe place to live when looking at the statistics. For the month of November the most reported number of crimes was for anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and arson and violence and sexual offences coming in at 4 reported crimes that month each. In total there were just 20 crimes reported in the whole of November in Deeside. The most number of crimes this year (without December 2020 statistics) occurred in July with 33 crimes, the lowest number of crimes reported were at just 13 for the month of April.


Travelling in Deeside

Travelling in and out of Deeside is relatively easy as the A494 and the closest railway stations are Shotton Railway Station and Hawarden Railway Station.


Arts and Culture in Deeside

Take a short trip to the Theatre Clwyd in Mold to fill your boots with films, concerts and pantomimes. Also head down to Mold for the annual food and drink festival which is full to the brim with 120 food and drink stalls and plenty of local Welsh produce.


Schools in Deeside

There are 20 primary and secondary schools found within the Deeside area and 1 college, Deeside College which offer full time, part time and apprenticeships to their students. Find out more about the schools in Deeside here:


University near Deeside

There are two universities within close proximity to Deeside, one located in Wales and one in England. The Welsh university is Wrexham Glyndŵr University located in Mold and the University of Chester in England. Both universities offer plenty of course options to choose from. It takes around 20 minutes to reach Wrexham Glyndŵr University via the A550 and just over 10 minutes to Chester University’s Parkgate Road Campus.


Eating and Drinking in Deeside

These are the top three restaurants in Deeside according to Tripadvisor (January 2021):

  1. The White Bear

A good pub that serves a fantastic Sunday roast, reviewers love the atmosphere here and the outside seating area is great on a warm day.


  1. Quay Fine Dining

If you’re after something a bit fancier, check out the fantastic Indian restaurant that is Quay Fine Dining. Some reviewers say that it’s the best Indian in the whole of Flintshire!


  1. The Plough Inn

If you’re looking for some ‘posh’ pub grub then visit the Plough Inn. Serving all your favourites and then some as well as some delicious deserts!


Shopping in Deeside

Deeside isn’t renowned for its shopping but there are still a few places you can check out such as Deeside Retail Park which includes a B&Q, Lidl and B&M!


Hotels in Deeside

The top three places to stay in and near Deeside include the Village Hotel Chester St. Davids which has been rated by over 4,000 guests as 3.5*, Holiday Inn A55 with a 4* average and The Coach house with a 4.5* average rating.


Top 10 things to do in Deeside, Wales:

  1. Wepre Park
  2. Ewloe Castle
  3. Wales Coast Path
  4. Greenacres Animal Park
  5. Marks Church
  6. The Boardroom Climbing
  7. Deeside Leisure Centre
  8. Apex Kart Chester
  9. Flint Castle
  10. Hawarden Golf Course

Need a Locksmith in Deeside?

When moving into a new home changing the locks is vital as you never know how many keys are out there and risk the keys falling into the wrong hands. Arrange for a Deeside Locksmith to come and fit a new lock the day you get your keys to provide you with peace of mind. We at Keytek® Locksmiths Deeside provide a professional local mobile Locksmith service complying with British Standard and Home Insurance policies to ensure your home is as secure as can be! What’s more is all our customers benefit from a FREE home security check on site to ensure your home is as secure as can be!

There are many other things you need to consider when moving home so check out our Moving Home Checklist to help you along the way! Once you’re in consider improving the security of your home further still by checking out our Ultimate Guide to Home Security here!

View our Keytek® Locksmiths Deeside page to find your local Locksmith today or call us on 01244 886167!