The Green Quarter – Area Guide

Situated behind Victoria Station, the Green Quarter is a purpose-built area that’s popular with young professionals and couples. Here, modern accommodation meets convenience and it’s no surprise that a number of innovative businesses choose to call this area of Manchester home too. Here, we reveal everything there is to know about Manchester’s Green Quarter. 

A brief introduction to the Green Quarter

Nestled by the MEN Arena and across from Cheetham Hill sits the Green Quarter. Previously described as a self-contained urban oasis, it boasts cutting-edge accommodation, business offices, leisure and retail facilities, and even a hotel – all within easy access to a beautifully landscaped green space. Hence, the name. 

Once a derelict wasteland, developers set about to bring one of the most exciting regeneration projects in Manchester to life and have opened up a huge amount of opportunities for people living in and visiting the area. In fact, nowadays the Green Quarter is regularly considered as one of the most thriving hotspots in the area and an enviable postcode for those who dream of living up north. 

Things to do in the Green Quarter

With such a close proximity to Manchester city centre, there’s never a shortage of things to do in this area. Plus, the Green Quarter itself has a range of restaurants and exciting venues. From pop up food stalls at GRUB to brewery taprooms, and even a hidden cinema, there’s plenty of things to keep all ages occupied. Manchester Distillery can also be found in the area and hosts gin tasting experiences as well as regular events. 

That’s not all either as Manchester Jewish Museum is just under 10 minutes away and after a £6 million redevelopment it offers a gallery, cafe, studio and restored synagogue. The Irish World Heritage Centre and Museum of Transport also offer interesting exhibitions and a packed events calendar throughout the year. Another popular venue in the area is The Yard, which is a great place to see the latest music and arts, and Ludgate Hill and the Northern Quarter are close by too. 

In terms of employment, the Green Quarter is home to lots of opportunities after a huge amount of commercial investment has meant new offices are popping up. 

Green spaces in the Green Quarter 

Despite being so close to the city centre, the Green Quarter is home to impressive public open spaces that boast lawns, water features, landscaped gardens and walkways. A popular place to retreat to when the Manchester sun makes an appearance, there’s also Angel Meadow. Although it might be small, this is a local park with a fascinating history and is favoured by residents, workers and dog walkers. 

Transport in the Green Quarter

As mentioned, the Green Quarter is just minutes away from Victoria Train Station and the Manchester Ring Road is also easily accessible. This makes the area a great choice for commuters and workers. Within walking distance, you’ll also find the Manchester Metrolink. 

Schools and education in the Green Quarter 

While the area itself doesn’t have any schools or colleges, there is a huge selection just a few minutes away. This includes The King of Kings School, Abbott Community Primary School, St Patrick’s RC Primary School, Cheetwood Community Primary School and Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy. 

Properties in the Green Quarter 

The majority of the accommodation on offer in this area is contemporary apartment blocks for both buyers and tenants. Here, you can choose from one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom flats and even luxury penthouses with views across the city. Well-populated and with great demand, it’s a fantastic option for investors and offers residents a great way of life. 

Boasting its own unique character and appeal, and being so close to Manchester city centre, it’s no surprise that this area is such a popular spot. Plus, whether you’re looking to buy or rent, our team of property experts would be delighted to help. Contact us today and let’s take the next step towards your dream city centre home. 

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