Bury may just be the perfect location to find your next family home. The up and coming suburbs of Prestwich, Ramsbottom and Whitefield provide fast access to Manchester city life, while maintaining the sense of community spirit only available in close-knit towns.

Bury’s town centre has plenty of entertainment and dining opportunities with bars and restaurants galore. Historical buildings provide a reminder of its industrial heritage whilst open green spaces and modern developments ensure there is something for everyone.

Bury is also well connected, with links to the M66 and M60 providing easy access to the M62, M65, and M61.  Jumping on the Metrolink will have you stepping off in Manchester in 15 minutes flat.

Prestwich lies just a little north of Manchester, and is considered by many of its residents to be a town on the up and up. There’s a great sense of community in Prestwich which many of the local residents will attest to. The area also has its own library, grocery store, regular seasonal markets, and is home to all manner of clubs and societies which all help to keep the community spirit alive and buzzing. For leisurely pursuits there is the Prestwich Forest Park which is 200 hectares of parkland designated as a local nature reserve, Prestwich Golf club, and 2 bowling greens at St Mary’s Park to the south which holds regular competitions.

Radcliffe is a small market town lying 2.5 miles south-west of Bury, and 6.5 miles north-northwest of Manchester, providing affordable proximity to the city. There is a wide range of shops and services, bolstered by free car parking for your convenience.  Alternatively you can relax and unwind in the local parks and countryside including Close Park and the Outwood Trail.

Ramsbottom is a rural village, but still provides plenty of things to see and do. Families with children choosing to locate to Ramsbottom should have no concerns since there are several well-performing schools in the local vicinity.  If you like quiet and quaint towns with a small village atmosphere, then Ramsbottom is the place to be with its regular weekly market and monthly artisan markets providing a plethora of quirky goods.

“…several well-performing schools in the local vicinity”

Another small village in the Bury area, Tottington is situated at the edge of the West Pennine Moors and is home to many independent retailers, restaurants, pubs, a post office and grocery stores.

Whitefield is built over the undulating country ground above the Irwell Valley, along the south bank of the Irwell River. The city of Manchester is just 5 miles to the north-northwest.  A range of restaurants provide an eclectic mix of cuisine from around the world including Chinese, Italian, Indian and Thai.  Pleasant leafy streets and good schools make this a suitable area to set up your family home.

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Estate Agents Bury

Harrison, Bury Estate Agents
Pearson Ferrier, Bury Estate Agents
Jon Simon, Bury Estate Agents

Estate Agents Prestwich

Aubrey Lee, Prestwich Estate Agents

Estate Agents Ramsbottom

Jon Simon, Ramsbottom Estate Agents
Weale and Hitchen, Ramsbottom Estate Agents