Why buy in Manchester?

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Manchester has firmly positioned itself as a city that’s a great place to work, rest and play, especially for young professionals.

With a population of 2.5 million and a workforce of 1.2 million Manchester is leading the way when it comes to business development and, outside of London, it now has the UK’s largest economy.

When you combine the vibrant business environment with everything else that is going on in the city such as investment, redevelopment, world class universities, an exciting entertainment scene and dynamic arts, cultural and sporting sectors, it’s little wonder that people are queuing up to buy in Manchester.

If you want to join the ever-growing legion of property buyers in the city, then Barrows & Forrester is here to help. We have made it our mission to offer top quality advice to people looking to buy in the city and our in-depth knowledge of the property market in Manchester helps us to pinpoint the best opportunities for our clients.

Our personal, tailored approach to buying property in the city is what sets us apart from the competition so if you’re looking for open and honest advice about buying property in Manchester, contact us now.


With a population of 2.5 million and a workforce of 1.2 million, Manchester is on top of its game when it comes to business development and, outside of London, it now has the UK’s largest economy. Attracting thousands of buy-to-let investors from both home and overseas, Manchester has always been a magnet for drawing in serious amounts of investment and is now considered one of the most mature property investment markets in the world.

The extensive regeneration programme that has taken place in Manchester has transformed the city and made it the vibrant metropolis it is today. With a superb reputation for financial services, computing, engineering, research, broadcasting and communications, many young people move to Manchester to seek employment and improve their standard of living.

Manchester can also boast the UK and Europe’s largest university campus with over 85,000 domestic and international students, many of which stay in the city after graduation to find employment and enjoy all that Manchester has to offer.

Manchester's reputation as a world-class city is on the rise, with more and more people and businesses realizing what a great place it is to live and work. As a city with an amazing pool of talent, one of the world's most connected airports and transport infrastructures and one of the highest quality and most diverse ranges of businesses, it's no surprise that the Manchester property market is also booming.

As a thriving hub of international business, it continues to provide the location for some of the world's greatest pioneers, creators and innovators, people who drive the UK economy forward and attract some of the planet's greatest companies.

Manchester is also an extremely well connected city. As well as providing an easy train commute for business meetings across the north-west and the rest of the UK and Europe, it's also home to a leading international airport, the UK’s third largest and the so-called Global Gateway. Manchester Airport handles more than 22 million passengers every year and serves more than 200 worldwide destinations. The recent addition of flights to Beijing will almost certainly bring more investment to the area from East Asian companies.

And we shouldn’t forget that the planned high-speed link, HS2, will make the city even more well-connected, reducing journey times from London to Manchester Piccadilly to just one hour.