Welcome and eXperience Manchester
Manchester is the city that gave the world Oasis, Take That and Smiths and is one of the biggest urban populaces in the United Kingdom. It’s also the home of two of the most successful football teams in Premier league history, as well as being famous for its canals and cotton mills. But what is like as a place to live? Come with us now as we delve into what the city offers potential residents.
A Booming Restaurant Scene
If you’re a foodie then Manchester is an attractive place, as it’s home to an extensive, booming restaurant scene with more new bars and eateries opening than anywhere else in the UK. It’s not all michelin stars either, as there is a wide variety of choices for all types of taste and budget.
Manchester used to be one of the rave capitals of the world, with the Hacienda being a central point, but it’s none too shabby now either, as there are many top class clubbing venues still available. Sankeys and The Warehouse Project are just a couple of places you can get your groove on or if you prefer your nights out a little more slow-paced, then Spinningfields and Deansgate are both packed with elegant cocktail bars and public houses.
An Established Seat of Education
One of the many factors that makes Manchester a popular place to live is its universities, which are home to the biggest population of students in Europe. Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University are all within easy reach and ideal if you or your kids are moving into higher education in the next few years.
For those who love their retail therapy, Manchester is something of a paradise, as it’s home to a myriad of top shopping areas. You have the vintage boutiques of the Northern Quarter, the hive that is the Arndale Centre and a choice of major department stores located on Exchange Square and Cathedral Street. That’s without even mentioning the Trafford Centre - which itself is one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe.
We’ve just scratched the surface of what Manchester offers to people looking to relocate, as we’ve not even mentioned its many galleries and museums, its low cost of living and the fact that the Peak District is just around the corner. Whichever way you look at it, you can say without fear of contradiction that in terms of places to live, there’s not many that can beat it. Whether or not it’s for you is for you to decide.