23 Sep 5 reasons why workers are returning to Manchester
Latest figures have revealed that homebuyers are turning their attention towards the city again. It comes after the pandemic forced many to move back home with their parents or to more rural locations as people enjoyed remote working and its benefits. But as the property market continues to soar, we reveal exactly why now is the time that workers are returning to Manchester.
The return of the commute
As we head closer to normality, and our cities open up their doors again, more workers will be commuting. Last year, when businesses were forced to shut their doors, many people moved away from the city – either heading back to their family or in search of a more affordable property while they worked from home. But as the commute starts all over again, it’s likely that we’ll see people looking to shorten it and those in search of city centre convenience once more.
A wider interest
Sought-after areas like Didsbury and Altrincham are simply becoming too expensive. Of course, the city centre itself is also likely to have staggering prices but areas like Levenshulme, Salford, Burnage and Whalley Range can be much cheaper. As people look to be close to the action but in a cheaper property, areas like this are set to soar.
The pandemic made us all reevaluate the way we live, and many homebuyers and renters are now in search of more outdoor space to boost mental and physical wellbeing. Manchester’s green spaces and open parkland are therefore hugely attractive for those considering city centre living. Heaton Park, Piccadilly Gardens, Vimto Park and Alexandra Park are some of the favourites.
There’s something for everyone
The truth is, everyone is catered to in Manchester. Families are attracted to it because of the fantastic range of schools, commuters love the transport links and young couples desire to be close to the social scene. Professionals are also impressed by the major business hubs that Manchester boasts. Whatever size your family or however old you are, Manchester will definitely have something to offer.
More for your money
Manchester property prices are rising but, compared to London, they are still relatively affordable. For this reason, many are choosing to relocate from London as they realise exactly what they can get for their money – and they can still enjoy the lifestyle that a major UK city offers.
Looking to move into the city? Returning to Manchester yourself? Perhaps you want to take advantage of the increased demand and invest in a buy-to-let? Either way, our team of property experts can help. Simply drop us a message today or feel free to visit our Chapel Lane office.