7 great places to live in Manchester
Manchester is a wonderful place to live and there is all the variety you would expect when it comes to this vibrant European City’s property market. Nearly every area of Manchester features property at higher and lower ends of the price spectrum but for the would be mover or re-locator this list will give you some of the most popular places to start your house move search:
Altrincham – Property prices averaging £400k
An area that has seen a bit of a boom since the arrival of the MediaCityUk development in nearby Salford Quays and the jobs that came with it. The area features some great properties to live in and is surrounded by a lot of green spaces as well as enjoying easy access to the motorway South and the Airport.
Prestwich – Property prices averaging £180k
Thinking of moving to Manchester with a young family? Nearby Heaton Park features an animal centre which is great for kids and easy access to the Manchester City centre via the Heaton Park Tramway, this is a really good place to live.
Salford Quays – Property prices averaging £190k
Lowry Theatre and arts centre and Imperial War Museum North are both major attractions in this area and the extensive development has given property prices a boost locally. Besides who wouldn’t want to live by the water in the heart of one of Britain’s largest cities?
Sale – Property prices averaging £260k
A more suburban area South of the City home to Sale Water Park and Worthington Park with higher property prices and larger properties this is an affluent area with a number of parks to enjoy at the weekends. Don’t miss the Waterside Arts Centre for exhibitions, comedy, film and theatre, something for all the family.
Castlefield – Property prices averaging £200-250k
On the banks of the Bridgewater Canal, this is truly Manchester old town at its best and a conservation area due to its industrial heritage. Highlights include the Roman fort of Mancunium as well as shops, offices and quaint waterside bars in addition to the Museum of Science and Industry. Check out the Artisan Market that runs on the 1st of every month.
Whitefield Property prices averaging £260k
An area benefiting from ongoing regeneration and featuring Prestwich Forest Park to the South and Springwater Park to the North this town has plenty of green space for family activities. There are also three golf courses in this area so definitely worth checking out if that’s your thing.
Didsbury – Property prices averaging £300k
A plethora of pubs, bars and restaurants as well as scenic parks bring a buzz to this South Manchester location. With the Metrolink tram line or the trains you can easily get into the city centre or Salford Quays.