Are you thinking of moving to, or investing in, Salford? Then here is a taster of what this city, based in Greater Manchester, North West England has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £850,000
- Average house price in Salford: £149,076
- Cheapest property: 1 bedroom apartment £48,500.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- The property market has grown, with overall sold prices in Salford over the last year up 6% on the previous year
- Prices are forecast to increase by an average of 14% by 2021
- A planning application has been approved for five tower blocks in the city, creating almost 1,000 new flats and Middlewood Locks, a £730m residential project in Salford.
- Major employers in the city include Talk Talk, the BBC, PZ Cussons, ITV and BUPA
- Salford is a dynamic commercial centre, home to over 8,700 businesses, employing some 127,000 people
- The city's economy has grown by more than 12% since 2004.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Salford is served by two railway stations, Salford Central and Salford Crescent, as well as trams and buses
- The M60 (an orbital motorway) and M62 give easy access to the rest of the country
- Manchester Airport offers flights to over 200 destinations worldwide.
- Additional overseas connections are available at nearby Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
- Salford has over 60 primary schools, 15 secondary schools, several independent, and four special / alternative schools
- The University of Salford is one of four universities in Greater Manchester and was ranked 81st by The Times.
- The Quays is a unique waterfront destination, just 15 minutes by tram from Manchester city offering shopping, art, drama, history, sport and world-class architecture – all packed in to one square mile
- There arehistoric places of interest both on land and water, including Salford's Bridgewater Canal which played a pivotal part in the industrial revolution
- 60% of Salford is green space and includes three green flag parks, five local nature reserves, and over 20 public parks
Finally, did you know …
- The first street in the world to be lit by gas was in Chapel Street, Salford, in 1806?
- In 2003, research carried out at the University of Salford disproved the myth that ducks’ quacks don’t echo?
- The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after James Joule, an English physicist and brewer born in Salford?