There's a good chip shop in Norden called The Bridge, and I go there probably about twice a month. It's not far in the car and the drive takes me through some areas of Rochdale and Rossendale. As well as having a decent chip shop, it's got a decent pub (The Horse and Farrier) and is quite a desirable area to live in.
You can Google yourself to find out more about living in Rossendale or Rochdale, Rochdale has many cheap properties and it goes without saying that therefore the area is less affable and monied that the houses and areas of Rossendale. If you search for houses to buy in Rochdale you'll want to secure a good mortgage broker too.
Mortgage brokers aren't just for first time buyers, they can also be of great assistance to when remortgaging a house, moving house or considering buy to let. With the recent increase in interest rates and the abolition of stamp duty, it can be a good time to buy a house for many people.
There are plenty of houses available in Rochdale and Rossendale but towards Christmas the market always slows down. Putting their house on the market can be a New Year's resolution for some people too so keep your eyes open for a bargain in the New Year.