Chorlton Area Guide

Are you thinking about moving to Chorlton? Maybe you are a family or a young professional and have been looking at homes in Chorlton but are not sure what the local area is like.

As a trusted firm of Chorlton Estate Agents, VitalSpace have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local area for everyone looking to buy homes here. To help people learn about what the town has to offer, we have put together this Chorlton Area Guide featuring details on all the local facilities, attractions and more. We hope you find it useful!

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  • Why Move To Chorlton?
  • Shopping In Chorlton
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Chorlton Sports and Leisure
  • More Things To Do In The Area
  • Schools and Education
  • Transport In Chorlton
  • Property

Why Move To Chorlton?

Chorlton-Cum-Hardy is one of the larger Manchester suburbs popular with commuters as it is just 4 miles from the city centre and borders Stretford, Sale, Didsbury, Withington and Whalley Range. Chorlton boasts its own ‘town’ centre, and has several large supermarkets as well as a leisure centre, library, and parks. Due to three large secondary schools, Chorlton is favoured with young and growing families. Much of the area is taken up by green space, with Chorlton Park leading over towards Didsbury, Longford Park heading towards Stretford and Chorlton Ees (encompassing waterways, a lake, lush meadows and a golf course) bordering Sale.

For Homes In Chorlton we wouldn’t be respected Chorlton Estate Agents if we didn’t take the area very seriously! We know what’s important for homeowners, so first things first, lets see whats on offer in the Chorlton area for homeowners.

Shopping In Chorlton

Chorlton itself is awash with organic delis, recycling facilities and tiny, independent bars and restaurants. To one side of the area you find charity shops and supermarkets; on the other is Beech Road, often know as one of the “the trendiest road in Manchester” because of its abundance of boutiques and restaurants. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or an outfit to impress, head to Beech Road in Chorlton. Here trendy shops rub shoulders with quirky boutiques. Don’t worry…. Chorlton is not pretentious or intimidating and hasn’t forgotten its roots – you can still pop into the local launderette or pet store.

Eating and Drinking

Looking to move to Chorlton – then your certainly spoilt for choice with a range cuisines on your doorstep. Chorlton restaurants offer modern British, Thai, Italian, Indonesian, Bistro/Deli style, French, Spanish and pubgrub with a twist. Dine the Italian way at Vanzetti and Mezzaluna or if Japanese is more your taste, look no further than Yakisoba. Lazy weekend – enjoy brunch at Electrik Bar which certainly ticks all the boxes. The Horse and Jockey covers all modern and traditional British bases. Sunday roasts, al-fresco dining, classic and contemporary food and frequent and often has a range of attracting special offers. The dining experience continues over on Beech Road at Cilantro, a vegetarian restaurant or the Chorlton institution that is The Lead Station and the Beech Road Cafe. Head over to Manchester Road, and you can dine out on the pies made famous by Pi Cholrton or have a leisurely mezze style meal at Iguana Bar. The area includes a wide choice of bars and pubs, catering for couples out for a cozy drink to a younger crowd looking for a fun night out. The close proximity to Manchester city centre means people living in Chorlton are never far away from a good night out.

Chorlton Sports and Leisure

Chorlton is lucky enough to house a recently refurbished leisure centre, equipping the centre with a brand new sauna and providing a modern face-lift in the health suite, changing rooms and sports hall. Chorlton Leisure Centre Situated just past the community library next to the Unicorn, the centre offers a variety of activities for all ages including play sessions for children under the age of 5, multiple sporting activities in our impressive sports hall for the chance to enjoy a game of badminton (not full size court) or squash. Our fitness studio, very popular for circuit training, welcomes groups and individuals on a casual or membership basis with exclusive ladies only and over 50’s programmes. In the 22 metre swimming pool, you can enjoy casual swimming sessions or Swimlife swimming lessons along with specialist classes. Chorlton also benefits from an 18-hole parkland course which we can personally recommended.

More Things To Do In The Area

As Chorlton Estate Agents, we like to know an area inside out and have found there are many things to keep you occupied other than shopping, eating and drinking. If you do feel like getting out of town, there are also more cinemas to choose from in Manchester City Centre, as well as the Trafford Centre which is within 6 miles of Chorlton town centre. For family day outings, why not take a trip to Chorlton Water Park. The water park is great place to walk, run or cycle on your own or with family and friends. In addition to the water park there was a fantastic walk/cycle down the river Mersey to Sale water. Both parks were created from the creation of the M60, at least one good thing came of it!! A nice pub along the way to stop for refreshments which also had a bike hire centre next to it. Fishing is great with spots found all around the lake.

Schools And Education

If you are considering moving your young family here, one of the first things you’ll want to know is the standard of the local schools. Chorlton Estate Agents, VitalSpace are keen to show that local education standards are high, with many of the primary and secondary schools performing well against national averages. Chorlton Estate Agents, VitalSpace feel that Loreto High School, Chorlton High School, and the Islamic High School for Girls attract many of the local children.

Transport In Chorlton

Chorlton is well served by local public transport facilities with regular bus services around the town, as well as to nearby Manchester City Centre. The newly intalled Metro Link has successfully linked Chortlon with the City Centre and Media City meaning commuting to work is now easier than ever before.


Property in Chorlton, does not come cheaply, eclipsed only by Didsbury and areas on the city fringes. However, the houses are undeniably attractive, with many different styles and sizes on offer, often with a large garden attached. The larger houses have often been converted into apartments, which draws increasing numbers of investors into the area. A one-bedroom flat in Chorlton costs around £130,000 and a four-bedroom house can fall anywhere between £330,000 and over half a million for one of the graceful period properties around Edge Lane and Beech Road.

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