Manchester is a city where there is always something going on. With football matches, high profile musicians, and a new bar or restaurant opening seemingly every week, living in Manchester means you’ll never want for new experiences.

Manchester is thriving with culture; from opera, to dance, to live theatre, there’s something of interest for every taste. Several venues regularly feature large scale productions including the Manchester Opera House, the Palace Theatre, and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Architecture of the modern world crowds the skyline, while the Neo-Gothic renderings of the town hall are a timeless reminder of the city’s historical roots.

“…thriving with culture; from opera, to dance, to live theatre, there’s something of interest for every taste”

The world’s most famous football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City, call Manchester home, but let’s not forget the City’s contribution to music with bands such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and Take That putting Manchester on the musical map!

Transport-wise, there’s no shortage of ways to get around in Manchester, with an extensive bus and rail network made up of more than 50 bus companies, and trains servicing millions of passengers yearly. Manchester airport is the third busiest airport in the UK, taking passengers to all corners of the globe including the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Blackley lies two and a half miles north of Manchester city centre and is easy to get to via buses travelling along Rochdale Road. Blackley residents also enjoy a large grocery store, medical centre, local library, and a sixth form college.

Families with young children will appreciate the leisure and fitness centre and a modern swimming pool. Bogget Hole Clough, one of Manchester’s largest parks, has bowls, fishing, boating, football pitches, a running track, a playground and woodland walks! So there’s something different to do every weekend.

Cheetham Hill’s recent refurbishment has given it a new lease of life with the Manchester Fort shopping centre providing multiple useful retail stores, and a thriving café and food culture on nearby Cheetham Hill road.

The Abraham Moss Centre, just half a mile up the road, has swimming pools, a sauna, a gymnasium, squash courts and a full range of sports and fitness activities such as aerobics, gymnastics, and karate. It even has its own theatre featuring regular plays, and a library has been squeezed in there as well.

Young urbanites will really appreciate life in Cheetham Hill, with Manchester City just minutes away via the public transport. Most homes are within easy walking distance of one of the two Metrolink stations in Crumpsall, which provide speedy and regular access between Bury and Manchester.

Newton Heath is the original home of Manchester United Football Club, and has homes available for all types from small family units to singles, couples, and the older retired generation. There are lots of shops within walking distance of the local area and frequent bus services travel down Oldham Road to the city.

Heading slightly south of Manchester city centre you will find Hulme. Hulme is one of Manchester’s rejuvenation success stories as Hulme is now an eco-friendly trend setter town with a variety of new housing including maisonettes and townhouses. Hulme Park and Alexandra Park provide some much-needed vital green areas to relax in, and is in an ideal location for those that commute into Manchester city centre for work purposes.

“…an eco-friendly trend setter town with a variety of new housing including maisonettes and townhouses”

The nearby Moss side is also on the up and up with new homes planned for the near future, as well as a new and updated health centre. Buses are frequent and regularly travel along Princess Road to the Airport and the City centre. The University is just a mile away, and major hospitals are within easy reach along Wilmslow Road.

Longsight is also an area on the perimeter of the city centre and offers solidly built period properties for good value. Public transport is convenient, and leisure and entertainment facilities ensure you will always have something to do during your downtime. Longsight has a plethora of grocery stores and the busy and traditional Dickenson road market.

Fallowfield has a massive student community, especially along Wilbraham Road, but families can also call this area home. There are excellent schools in Fallowfield and Platt Fields Park is an enormous green area stretching all the way down to Rusholme which is often host to festivals and fairs.

Rusholme is often referred to as the ‘Curry Mile’ due to the incredible number of curry houses stretching along the main road for almost as far as the eye can see. High quality schools mean that Rusholme is perfect for families with children, and the high density of Asian-specialty shops ensure there’s a different gastronomical delight available every weekend.

Withington is a thriving village centre catering to traditional family units as well as young and vibrant couples. There’s also a healthy dose of restaurants, bars, and banks to take care of your every urban need.

Chorlton-cum-Hardy is a foodies’ delight and the liberal heart of Manchester. The place is swimming in organic delis, bars, and restaurants. Trendy urbanites can often be seen frequenting the many boutiques and restaurants which line the always popular Beech Road. As Chorlton-cum-Hardy exists on the fringes of city life, don’t expect rock bottom prices. The properties range in period construction, are generally spacious and usually come with gardens.

Highly sought after for its wide tree lined streets and beautifully maintained properties, Didsbury is an exclusive area of South Manchester and properties in this location are in constant demand. Didsbury village is beautiful and picturesque with independent retailers, high street stores and fine dining restaurants. The daytime offers an elegant shopping experience whilst the evening provides a vibrant bar and restaurant scene. The Parrs Wood entertainment complex provides a cinema and more restaurants, there are local gyms for the active young professional and Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage gardens provide a tranquil environment to go for a stroll.

“…beautiful and picturesque with independent retailers, high street stores and fine dining restaurants”

Young professionals, and the older retired group will find heaps of appeal in Northenden; a village where there’s always something to do. Well populated with shops, bars, and restaurants your entertainment and social life is well taken care of, while a wide variety of shops close by provide for your every need.

Wythenshawe is an area comprising largely of social housing. It has a great sense of community and is home to a major acute teaching hospital in South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). It is a prime area to utilise government housing schemes such as the Right to Buy scheme, saving potential home owners a lot of money!

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