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A Complete Guide to Living in Manchester

05th June 2019

History of Manchester

Manchester’s history dates back many centuries and it encompasses the city’s change from a minor town in the county of Lancashire into the pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the United Kingdom and the World. Manchester began expanding ‘at an astonishing rate’ around the turn of 19th Century due to the boom in textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution. The wealth and the prosperity from the textile industry shaped the city’s expansion, in particular the development of science and educations institutions in the city as well as influencing the architecture within the city.

Since late 1990’s and early 2000’s mass regeneration has been on-going in Manchester partially due to the 2002 Commonwealth Games. During this regeneration the city’s landscape has been revamped with old mills being converted in modern apartments and brand-new mixed-used skyscrapers.

The Northern Powerhouse is a vision for joining up the North’s great towns, cities and counties,  pooling their strengths, and tackling major barriers to productivity to unleash the full economic potential. This initiative has been changing the landscape of the North West since 2016, and in recent years Greater Manchester has become the beating heart of the Northern Powerhouse – 25% of the Northern Powerhouse cities’ combined population live in Manchester.  

Living in Manchester

From Ancoats to the Green Quarter to Spinningfields to the Northern Quarter there are dozens of areas that make Manchester special. If you are looking for the best of city living, areas such as the Northern Quarter and Castlefield offers residents all the hip amenities any self-respecting trend-chaser needs. Alternatively, if you are looking for refreshing breather away from city life, the surrounding areas of Manchester such as Salford Quays and Trafford, make for the perfect location.

Manchester is a major headquarters location, with 105,000 companies being based in Greater Manchester. Companies such as Umbro, PZ Cussons and The Co-Operative Group have their global headquarters in the city. Upon the completion of MediaCityUK at Salford Quays, the BBC moved significant parts of its operations here in 2011. ITV Granada, ITV Studios and the University of Salford also have a base at MediaCityUK.

The transport infrastructure in Manchester is one of the largest outside London and the South East of England. The city is home to widespread bus network, the largest tram network in the UK, an extensive rail network connecting Manchester to other UK cities including, London, Liverpool, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK, is 8.6 miles from Manchester city centre. The airport is the gateway for both international and national travel for those living in the North West, with destinations in the Far East, Europe and America being served.

Moving to Manchester

Manchester has maintained a lot of its architectural heritage while the recent regeneration in the area has generated interest in new and contemporary properties. Manchester has so much to offer its residents and you can easily see why people are moving to the city and calling it home.

Are you moving to Manchester or looking for a new home or a property investment in this diverse city? We can help, we have a number of schemes currently live in Manchester and the surrounding the areas. Please contact a member of our team to register your interest in either of our schemes.

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