Reasons To Move To Manchester

By Imogen Clegg • May 03, 2021 • Buyer's Blog, Manchester, News
Manchester is the fifth fastest growing property market in the UK and it is easy to see why. This vibrant and diverse city has been on the rise for decades and it has become its own cultural hub of the North. Since the Victorian era people have flocked to Manchester for a lucrative and happy life, and the lifestyle in this northern powerhouse is largely the reason.    Today we are going to take you through some of the reasons you should consider renting or buying with MCR and moving to Manchester.   

The people 

  It’s a well-known fact that people from the North are inherently more friendly than those in the South. Once you decide to make your home in Manchester it won’t take long to make friends with your community. People in Manchester are sociable and chatty, they love a good pub, and they are always up for a laugh. Even in the midst of the city, you’ll experience a much friendlier and more relaxed life than in London.   

The pubs

  There’s a running joke in Manchester that you can’t walk more than 20 metres without seeing a Gregg’s bakery, and this is also true for pubs. Manchester has a whopping 1912 pubs, including 416 in the city centre itself. While travelling in Manchester you’ll never be too far from the comforting atmosphere of a proper English pub. Manchester is also home to The Old Wellington which was built in 1552 and still stands proud in the city today - albeit a few metres away from its original location.   

The education 

  Manchester is perhaps most famous for its Universities, with The University Of Manchester being the largest in the UK. Manchester is known for birthing some of the greatest scientific and mathematical minds in history including Alan Turing, Ernest Rutherford, and Brian Cox. Manchester Metropolitan University is also known for its exploration of science and the arts. There are also some outstanding high schools and colleges in Manchester such as Urmston Grammar School and Altruncham Grammar School.   

The business 

  There are over 100,000 companies currently situated in Manchester and the city invests heavily in many sectors including: property, finance, manufacturing, creative and digital technology, and energy. It is the largest growing economy outside London and may one day even overtake the capital. For those looking to move somewhere with job opportunities and great career prospects, this is undoubtedly the place to be.   

The scenery

  Manchester differs from its southern counterpart in one important way: nature is on our very doorstep. When you move to Manchester you can enjoy stunning walks a small distance away such as Tatton Park in Cheshire; The Peak District; and The Pennine Trail. Most people are dog lovers in Manchester and this is very much ingrained in the culture of the people.    Manchester is a beautiful city and one you don’t want to miss out on. Consider browsing our properties in the North West today to find your perfect home in Manchester.   

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