The economy in Greater Manchester is booming. New transport links are making all areas in the region more accessible. Combined with increased development in residential and commercial sectors the demand for renting and buying properties in the region is at an all-time high. Estate and letting agents in Manchester are reporting constant demand to live in the thriving Manchester city centre as enthusiasm for the Northern Powerhouse continues to grow.
Bury sits on the outskirts of Manchester and has superb countryside whilst being within close proximity of Manchester city centre. Popular suburbs include Prestwich, Whitefield and Ramsbottom. Commuters have easy access to motorway links and the Metrolink, and the local schools and parks make it a perfect setting for families.
Similarly Bolton could be the perfect place to find your next home. There are some beautiful parts of Bolton such as Heaton, Bradshaw, Egerton and Lostock and some stunning views from Rivington. People fond of the outdoors can enjoy exploring the local country parks and woodland trails.
Rochdale provides excellent value for money, with one of the cheapest average house prices in the region. Rochdale estate agents indicate that the average cost of a home in Rochdale is more than £40,000 cheaper than the Greater Manchester average. Rochdale is certainly a town gaining in popularity with continued investment in local amenities. Rochdale boasts great homes, nice restaurants and wonderful scenery.
Oldham has a great community atmosphere and property prices in the region offer excellent value for money. Affordable properties can be found in Delph and Dobcross, with both locations offering great performing schools and great country walks. Those with slightly deeper pockets can look towards the picturesque Saddleworth. Estate agents in Oldham report that the average house price in Oldham is around £140,000.
Tameside is another popular area in Greater Manchester. Properties are in demand amongst young families and Denton, Droylsden and Hyde are becoming increasingly popular with investors looking for buy-to-let properties.
Salford is undergoing a massive transformation with millions of pounds worth of investment into the area. From the snazzy apartments and The Lowry in Salford Quays to the popular family homes in Boothstown and Ellenbrook, Salford has much to offer. Estate agents in Salford suggest that the average terraced property in Salford is around £125,000. You’ll likely pay more than that to live in the more exclusive areas of Worsley and the trendy area of Monton.
Trafford boasts four bustling town centres - Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston. A thriving bar and food scene, beautiful scenery, fantastic housing, excellent commuter links and home of the Trafford Centre shopping mall make Trafford an extremely popular area with young professionals and families alike.
Stockport is one of the most sought after locations in Greater Manchester, and bridges the gap between Manchester and Cheshire. Hazel Grove, Cheadle and Bramhall offer popular locations for families and professionals. Bars, restaurants, great schools and convenient commuter links make Stockport a desirable location. Those with a big budget should look around the affluent areas of Bramhall and Poynton, and those on a tighter budget can find solid family homes in areas such as Edgeley and Davenport.
Didsbury and Chortlon are extremely popular locations with young professionals boasting an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and bars. As a result of this property prices in these locations are above average for Greater Manchester. Zoopla indicate that the average house price in Didsbury will set you back around £325,000.