Getting to know Manchester
Manchester is renowned for being a prime location for buy-to-let investment and student property investment and the city has become a proverbial magnet for young professionals and students from both home and overseas. But what about the various residential areas of Manchester? If you’re looking to live in the heart of the city, where would suit you best?
In this whistle stop guide to the areas that make up Manchester we highlight briefly the key features of each area:
This is regarded as the most fashionable and bohemian area of Manchester and is a big draw for young professionals and students who like to live in the heart of the city. With a plethora of trendy bars and restaurants in the area, this is a big location for socialising and there is an old world charm to the location that attracts people in.
This popular area in the south west part of the city runs from Deansgate to Castlefield Locks, off the A56. Close to the city but with a more suburban feel than some other areas, Castlefields is also popular with young professionals who don’t mind a small commute into the city and enjoy being slightly on the fringes.
This is the area around the cathedral, the Triangle and Arndale shopping centres and has seen significant regeneration since the IRA bomb attack in 1996. For those who want to live in close proximity to Manchester’s shopping and vibrant nightlife then the Millennium Quarter is the place to be.
There are a number of purpose-built residential developments in this area that are ideally suited for professionals who need quick access to the ring road or rail links directly into Manchester. With easy access to Victoria Railway station, this area is ideal for those who work in the city or need to commute further afield.
Ancoats is approximately 5 minutes from the Northern Quarter so it takes a little longer to get into the heart of the city. This makes property prices slightly cheaper in this area so is a good budget option if you want to enjoy city centre living. The area itself is a mixture of converted mills and new builds and is proving popular due to its affordability.
This is the popular gay quarter of the city focused around the famous Canal Street. Formerly the old industrial part of town, this area has seen numerous conversions into bars, entertainment venues and trendy living spaces. For those looking to live in a vibrant and lively environment with a good sense of character and personality, The Village is a great place to live.
Have we whetted your appetite?
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