Thinking of moving to Manchester? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Manchester has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1.525m
- Average house price in Manchester: £208,286
- Cheapest property: £15,000 for a 2-bed flat.
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- The city region has one of the largest student populations in the UK, potentially making Manchester an ideal place to invest in student lets
- Central Manchester has a number of affordable flats, great if you want to let to singles and professionals in the area
- The most prevalent age group in the area are those aged 25-44 with 35% of the population living alone – therefore, flats and starter homes could be great for savvy investors.
- The economy of Manchester is amongst the largest in England, and Greater Manchester is home to more multi-millionaires than anywhere outside London
- The city is also a key location for many foreign owned companies and headquarters, and almost half of the Northwest's Top 500 businesses
- It is the 51st best city in the world to live in according to the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2012, in a study which looked at crime levels, education, health care, culture and infrastructure.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Greater Manchester has a higher percentage of the motorway networks than any other county
- There are over 200 tram and rail stations and more than 600 bus services
- Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom.
- There are four universities - Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and the University of Bolton
- Primary and Secondary schools include C of E, Roman Catholic and several Muslim and Jewish establishments
- Manchester also has a law school.
Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England and has a rich industrial heritage as well as museums, great nightspots and some beautiful parks and country walks. Highlights include:
- The Castlefield Conservation Area’s 18th-century canal system
- The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards
- The Museum of Science and Industry
- Manchester United and Manchester City Football clubs.
Did you know …
- ‘Matchstick Men’ painter LS Lowry (1887-1976) is buried in Manchester?
- Manchester is the only place in the world where you can obtain a degree in ‘Mummy Studies’?
- The 2004 remake of the film 'Alfie' was based in New York but some of the outside scenes were filmed in Manchester?