Reasons to buy a new home in Manchester?
With a population of well over half a million people, Manchester is located in the north west and is one of the largest cities in the UK. The area surrounding the city, known as Greater Manchester, is the UK’s second most populous urban area which boasts the third largest economy in the country. With a catalogue of popular landmarks and a stunning variety of architectural design, ranging from Victorian to contemporary styling, it makes perfect sense to buy a new home in Manchester.
Manchester has three universities grouped on the southern side of the city centre making it the UK’s most popular student city, and the largest urban higher education precinct in Europe. With the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Law all within its borders, as well as notable secondary schools such as Manchester Grammar School, the area boasts some of best education facilities in the nation.
Manchester has a number of landmarks and attractions. The skyline is littered with impressive skyscrapers; the Beetham Tower for example, is the tallest residential building in Europe. Two large squares, Albert Square and Piccadilly Gardens, home numerous public monuments including Prince Albert, Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington. The Manchester Arena has over 21,000 seats and is the main music venue showcasing popular artists. The city has a rich collection of museums and art galleries, boasting some of the most interesting and innovative in the UK. Well known for being a city of sport, two of the largest football clubs in the world, Manchester City and United, call the city home. The Old Trafford Stadium is a popular tourist destination visited by people from around the globe.
While its live music, bars and nightclubs are almost impossible to rival, the city also impresses with cultural attractions and first class sporting facilities. No wonder it’s proving to be such a popular place to buy a new Persimmon home.
Manchester boasts convenient transport links
Residents of Manchester benefit from excellent transport links. A wide selection of options are available including buses, trains, metrolink, a cycle network as well as a city airport. A healthy provision of transport ensures you are well connected when it comes to traveling to, from and around Manchester.
Encircled by the M60, and serviced by the M62, M602 and M67 Manchester is very accessible by car. With quick routes to the M6, journeys to and from Manchester are easy. The city’s road network, coupled with excellent train connections, metro link and cycle network make it one of the UK’s transport hubs.
For Manchester home owners, the city is well served by the rail network. At the centre of an extensive countrywide network, the Manchester station group comprises of four major stations. Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate make up the fourth busiest group in the UK. With high speed rail links planned for the future, Manchester’s rail network provides exceptional access across the country.
The Manchester metrolink provides residents with another method for transport across the city. The network consists of seven lines and crosses the city centre via on street tram lines. It is the largest tram network in the UK and has plans for further expansion.
With over 50 bus companies operating in the Greater Manchester area, the city has one of the most extensive bus networks outside of London. A metro shuttle and a nightbus service mean the bus is an extremely popular mode of public transport in the city.
Manchester airport is the third busiest in the UK; many airline services operate from it to destinations such as Europe, North America and the Caribbean. Airport Code: MAN Distance from Central Manchester: 9 miles