5 of the best areas to live in Manchester

Whether you’re a young professional seeking a buzzing environment to enjoy after work or a young family looking to relocate, Manchester will certainly not disappoint. As Manchester Estate Agents, we’re experts when it comes to popular places in and around the city so if you’re looking for somewhere new to call home, you’ve come to right place.


  1. Didsbury

    Head slightly out of the city centre and you’ll still be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful open spaces and a fantastic nightlife. Boasting a lovely community feel, there’s a wide range of houses available from Victorian family homes to modern apartment blocks. Head to Burton Road in West Didsbury and you’ll find a number of bars and restaurants and if you’re in search of some green spaces, Didsbury Park, The Marie Louise Gardens and Hough End Fields are just a stone’s throw from the village. With easy access to the city and Manchester airport, Didsbury makes a great base for all ages.

  2. Chorlton

    With streets lined with independent shops and stylish bars and restaurants, Chorlton offers something to do at all times of the day. Property here is picked up fast with no shortage of premium roads and a handful of excellent local schools. Well-known for its community, village feel, whether it’s day or night, this area boasts a relaxed vibe for all to enjoy. Plus, there’s excellent transport links for those looking for something a little busier.

  3. Salford Quays

    Just 15 minutes from Manchester city centre, Salford Quays offers everything you’d want and expect from a city, in just one square mile. Home to the BBC and ITV, the area has a huge amount of modern apartment blocks – offering canal side and city views. Plus, with the second phase set to begin soon, it seems this area is only going to get better.

  4. Altrincham

    Having been named a ghost town a decade ago, Altrincham is now one of Manchester’s most-affluent areas. Last year, Altrincham was even named the best place to live in the North West. With a close-knit community, great schools and stunning parks, the area is also well-known for its market, boasting ever-changing food stalls in a Grade II-listed market building.

  5. Ancoats

    Ranked as one of the trendiest places to live by Time Out, property in Ancoats consists of converted mills and contemporary river-facing apartments. By day the area is a busy working scene, but when lights go out the district turns into the hangout of choice for Manchester’s cool crowd. Just a 10-minute walk to Piccadilly Station makes this a great base for commuters.


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