an honest oppinion from a outsider.
marples great in the whole i moved here 15 years ago,we were told to not buy a house on sutch a rd or sutch an area as they were scruffy council houses,but as im from levenshulme absolutely nothing worried me about so called bad areas of marple, we couldnt turn down the offer of a 3 bed semi with big gardens great veiws etc for such a low price of 70k the same house in bramhall would cost nearer 300k so we baught our house,best thing we ever did 99% of our nieghbours are fab!,dont bother with the posh waitrose/sainsburys deliver gang, marples got all the shops you need if youll take a look.also the pubs are that good (friendly)round marple it dosnt even kick off on derby day lol,yeh its got its little small time gangsta drug dealers like everywhere else but most of them come from the more affluent areas (if only mumsy and daddy knew)and the cops sort them out every now n then,so thats good.3 or 4 great chippys up here,cinema,great pubs,restaurants,greggs,costa etc etc...
we have ducks visit us in the garden,and one day few years back a stag was outside on our rd a stag!! now where else can you see wildlife like that at your front door!,i belive it had jumped the fence from the deer farm in disley or lyme park and made its way down the canal.
go for it i dont think youll regret it