Located around 15 minutes from Manchester, the City of Salford is a constantly evolving cosmopolitan area of North West England.
With its mix of modern and historic buildings, lush greenery, and a breathtaking waterfront, Salford has marked itself out as one of the places to live, work, and play in this part of the country.
As a picture perfect example of regeneration, this once rundown city has blossomed. Although serious shopping options here are limited when compared to Manchester, there’s still Salford Shopping Centre for all your essentials. And for those of you who enjoy some fine dining, the culinary delights that await at the Quays will have your mouths watering.
Over sixty percent of the city enjoys some sort of green space, with 18 square miles of countryside and parks, and 112 ponds and lakes. Salford is therefore comfortably one of the greenest cities in the United Kingdom.
And thanks to its world-class arts and theatre complex, The Lowry, attracting over 1 million visitors a year, Salford is most certainly playing its part in bolstering the economy in the North West.
So if you’re ready to sample the delights of living here, we’ve got a couple of places we think you should check out.
Location, Location, Location
If you decide to rent in Salford, you’ll be renting in a connected and modern English city that is only going to continue to grow and improve. Its public transport would have many similar sized locations casting an envious eye in its direction, with two train stations and a tram line, while Manchester airport is only around 25 minutes away.
And with a number of high quality housing developments already in place, with many more to follow, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to living here.
The Quays Will Please
Recently topping a Sunday Times list of the top places to live in the UK, the Salford Quays is a terrific example of urban regeneration. Thanks to its idyllic waterfront location, the stunning low and high-rise residential buildings offer breathtaking views out over the Quays, while still being within commutable distance of both Salford city centre and Manchester city centre. Perfect for those graduates and young professionals embarking upon a career in one of the city’s growing creative industries.
And with The Lowry and MediaCityUK nearby, not to mention a host of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants, you’ll never be short of something to do when you’re living here. This is unquestionably modern city living at its best.
You Could Do Worse
If you’ve outgrown the hustle and bustle of city life, or you have a young family to think of, then you could do worse than Worsley. A metropolitan borough of the CIty of Salford, this small leafy town is a picturesque snapshot of suburban English living. A stroll along the wonderful Bridgewater Canal to The Woodside for Sunday lunch, and you’ll forget all about the trials and tribulations of working in the city.
Located around 6 miles west of Manchester, and around 15 minutes from Salford itself, this historic conurbation is conveniently located for commuters to the likes of Bolton, Warrington, and of course Manchester.
With evidence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity, as well as playing an important role in the Industrial Revolution, Worsley has a significant place in the country’s history. So much so that it is under consideration to be made a World Heritage Site.
And thanks to a number of primary schools, and a nearby campus for Salford College, this is a particularly good choice for young and older families alike.
Making the move to Salford? Look out for the Quays and Worsley.
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