Alsager is an attractive town and Civil parish on the very edge of the South East Cheshire border, England.The town has a population of 12,578, and is administered by Cheshire East Council. Originally a Saxon farming hamlet (Eleacier in the Domesday Book), later generations have appreciated its rural qualities. The arrival of the railway enabled wealthy Victorians to live in luxury and commute to their businesses in the Potteries and further afield. Alsager has not escaped progress, and the next "invader" was the ministry of defence, which bilt a munitions factory at Radway Green, and housed workers at least in the beginning on fields which now form part of the Manchester Metropolitan University campus.
Today Alsager boasts a thriving community with over 100 organisations from sports to award - winning theatre, and events such as the spectacular lights switch on and summer carnival. It has high quality education from early years to its five primary schools and Alsager High School .
The town centre is characterised by quality independent shops, a weekly market, library and civic centre. Within walking distance is Milton Park, and Alsager mere.This ancient pool is tucked away behind Crewe Road and Sandbach Road South, and visible form public viewing points at Northolme and Coronation Gardens. Buildings of distinction feature include the 400 year old Town House on Audley Road, and the 200 year old Christ Church. The conservation area boasts large villas and mature trees. In the summer of 2007 Alsager was awarded Fairtrade Town status by the Fairtrade Foundation.
Alsager is close to junction 16 of the M6 motorway, and is also served by Railway links to Crewe, Derby and London Euston. Buses (the number 20) run frequently to Crewe and Hanley. Regional Route 70 passes to the west of the town. The 78 bus service links Alsager with Sandbach, Congleton and Rode Heath.
There are numerous attractive foot[aths and bridleways: The Trent and Mersey Canal runs just to the north-east to the town, forming part of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk and the South Cheshire Way footpath. The canal's towpath and the nearby 'Salt Line' are also national routes of the National Cycle Network.