We have compiled a handy area guide which you may find useful if you are planning to move home. Simply deciding upon an area to start your search can be daunting task. For a short guide to each of the main areas we cover, just click through the pictures below. When you decide where you wish to live, we are sure that our large selection of properties for sale and rent will satisfy your every need.
Urmston is the smallest town within the borough of Trafford and has a welcoming and pleasant village style ambience. The population remains relatively small at just over 40,000. There are also a large number of family businesses which complement the village atmosphere.
Stretford has a population of 37,500 and is situated on the main A56 road between Chester and Manchester. Stretford was originally a part of Lancashire and during the 19th century was an agricultural village known as Porkhampton. This name came from the large number of pigs produced for the nearby Manchester market.
Partington is a small town and based within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester. It lies on the southern bank of the Manchester Ship Canal opposite to Cadishead on the northern bank. The town is situated about 10 miles to the south-west of Manchester city centre. As of the 2001 UK census, there was a population of 7,327.
Eccles is a suburb of Manchester most famously known for its cake – the Eccles Cake which was invented here in the late 18th century. Eccles has the benefit of many local amenities and services which attract families, students and urban professionals, making it a diverse and interesting place to live.
Chorlton is one of the larger Manchester suburbs popular with commuters as it is just 4 miles from the city centre and borders Stretford, Didsbury, Withington and Whalley Range. There are also a large number of family businesses which complement the village atmosphere.
Whalley Range it only 2 miles south of the City Centre and thus popular with commuters. Closer to the City than Chorlton, but still on the same bus routes, the area has seen an increase in young professionals and families taking advantage of the lower property prices and amenities.
Castlefield is Located around the historic Bridgewater Canal basin this popular residential area is located to the south west of the city centre. Castlefield was the first area of the city centre to be developed for residential use over twenty years ago. There is a good mix of apartments, warehouse lofts and townhouses.
Deansgate is traditionally the shopping mecca of the city centre with some spectacular residential developments now appearing. City Central is now completed and No1 Deansgate is under construction.
Hulme has been transformed into a desirable place to live with a great location near the city centre offering affordable housing and plenty of car parking, gardens and excellent access to the motorway network.
Salford Quays developed as a residential area a few years ago on the docks of the Manchester Ship Canal, the area has recently been refocused with the opening of the Lowry Centre and the construction of the Imperial war Museum. Offering great views and waterside living with convenient car parking, and good access into Manchester via the Metrolink.
The Northern Quarter
The Northern Quartera centre of alternative and bohemian culture, the Northern Quarter has become the heartbeat of the city’s music and independent fashion scene. The area boasts one of the most highly concentrated record shopping experiences you will find anywhere in the world.
The Village based around Canal Street in Manchester is the focus of Manchester’s infamous Gay Village, now one of the most recognised gay quarters in the world. The summer months bring crowds to the continental style café culture now that most bars and restaurants have tables and chairs out on the street.