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The Best Places to Live in Manchester 2020

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  • What is the best place to live in Manchester?
  • Greater Manchester has a population of 2.822 million and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK.
  • Greater Manchester has 10 boroughs that include Bury, Rochdale, Bolton, Oldham, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford.

Which area in Manchester is the best place to live, do you know? We have looked at different areas of Manchester including Chorlton, Urmston, and Altrincham to find out the answer.

Living in Manchester is great, simple as that and that is why each year tens of thousands of people move to our great city. Manchester is regularly featured in articles as one of the best places to live in the United Kingdom.

With all the great attractions and a thriving music scene as well as one of the best if not the best football teams in the world, it is not surprising why so many people want to move here.

So, what is the best place to live in Manchester? According to The Sunday Times, they have the answer. In 2018, The Sunday Times looked at the best places to live in the UK, and not surprising for those living in Manchester, our great city appeared six times on that list.

The Sunday Times said Altrincham, The Heatons, Castlefield, Chorlton, Ramsbottom, and Saddleworth are the best places to live in Manchester but do you agree?

Those living in Manchester or working in Manchester have their own opinion. Some believe that Chorlton-Cum-Hardy is the best place to live, while others may feel that Urmston is a great place to live.

If you are thinking of moving to Manchester, then it is important to know which areas of Manchester are rated the best. So, we have done our homework to find the best areas of greater Manchester to live in to help you find the perfect home.

During our research looked at a number of factors that included crime rates, house prices, green spaces, community spirit, shopping, and schools. From that research, we were able to determine which places in Manchester are the best to live in.

See The Best Places To Live In Manchester

 

Chorlton

manchester best places to liveChorlton is a great place to live. It has a great vibe and was once famous for Cosgrove Studios who made Chorlton and The Wheelies, it has now become one of Manchester’s best places to live. It is one of the funkiest suburbs that is home and has been home to some famous people.

The Bee Gees spent nearly eight years of their childhood living in 51, Keppel Road, Chorlton. George Best also spent ten years living in Chorlton and they were not the only famous people who live in Chorlton. Actress Doris Speed lived in Sibson Road, Damon Gough, known as Badly Drawn Boy lived in Chorlton.

Chorlton has some of Manchester best restaurants and some great schools. There are a lot of great pubs in Chorlton, and lots to do in the evenings. So, its no wonder why we have chosen Chorlton as the best place to live in Manchester.

 

Altrinchamareas of manchester

 

I love Manchester for the great places it has available to live in. Manchester has so much to offer, and next on our list of the best places in Manchester to live is Altrincham. For those living in Altrincham it’s no surprise that it has come second.

Altrincham is an amazing place to live. It has always been a wealthy place to live. I must be honest; Altrincham is not a cheap place to buy a property. Some properties cost over £750,000 but it does offer a lot.

A lot of people choose to live in Altrincham for education which includes Altrincham Grammar School. Others choose Altrincham to live in for its transport links into the city centre of Manchester and airport links. But my favourite reason to live in Altrincham is for the shopping, the restaurants, and the great pubs it has to offer. Altrincham really does come alive at night.

 

Castlefield

living in manchesterCastlefield is the best for Manchester City Centre Living. It offers the best of both worlds. You have the urban Manchester on your doorstep and the busy city centre a few minutes away.

To be honest, I don’t think there is any other area in Manchester like Castlefield. It has taken many years to get to where it is now. It is like the old meets the new with its cobbled streets to it’s luxury modern living spaces.

 

Sale

sale manchester place to liveSale is a great place to live in Manchester and has previously been voted as one of the top five places to live in England.

A lot of people who work in the city centre of Manchester live in Sale due to its transport links. It is just three stops from the city centre on the Metrolink.

The house prices vary a great deal in Sale. On average you would pay £320,000 for a semi-detached house. You have different types of housing to choose from. You can purchase a modern apartment, an Edwardian detached property, or a Victorian property.

Sale has some great parks to enjoy and some amazing shops. It also has great entertainment venues, popular restaurants, and great pubs. Sale comes alive in the evenings and is a popular place for a night out.

It is a great area to live in Manchester and if you keep your eyes open then you could pay a lot less than the average price for a property if you are prepared to take on a project.

 

Didsbury

best areas to live in manchester Didsbury is a great place to live and has become popular with students. Some say Didsbury has become too popular with students while others believe it is overrun with students.

A lot of celebrities live in and have lived in Didsbury and even some football stars has made this popular Manchester area as their home.

With Didsbury being so popular, and one of the best areas in Manchester to live, it does mean that the prices of property are a lot higher than other areas of Manchester. With high property prices, a lot of people do rent instead of buying.

Didsbury is just a stone throw from Manchester city centre and is just four miles from Manchester Airport.

As well as having some great shops, it also has some good restaurants and pubs. I have spent many great nights in Didsbury.

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