Population: 139,052

Living in Stockport, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Stockport, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked two people living in Stockport what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Stockport is built in sandstone cliffs so the town is on several levels and consists of many steep hills. Beneath the town is several miles of tunnels that were used as air-raid shelters for up to 6000 people during the war. Famous for making bowler hats, the skyline is still dominated by the tall chimney of the Hat Museum.

Stockport is known for its residential feel and wealthier neighbourhoods. Being close to Cheshire and Derbyshire, the country is never far away, but it is only twenty minutes into Manchester centre by train.

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