Where are Manchester buyers looking right now?

by Housesimple on 21st May 2018

Some parts of Manchester will always be sought-after by buyers; such as upmarket Altrincham and leafy Didsbury. However, as times change and different areas go through the gentrification process, Manchester's property market has gained itself a few new superstars.

Here's where people are buying right now, and (more importantly) who's most likely to be house-hunting there.

Hulme – a hipster hotspot

With new developments like the Z-arts theatre centre on Stretford Road, this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood is becoming more popular with a trendy, younger crowd.

Hulme has no shortage of amenities with a large Asda, a park, a community garden centre and a range of unique shops. Combine this with an excellent location that’s near Manchester University and less than a mile from the city centre, and it's easy to see why the property market here is booming.

Salford Quays – popular with young professionals

Home to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays has become the place to be for city professionals. As well as lots of jobs in the area, the excellent public transport links make it easy for people to reach central Manchester. The calming waterside location is ideal for unwinding, with local restaurants and shops for those who don't want to venture too far in the evenings.

Droylsden and Denton – ideal for city-loving families

The 2010 expansion of the Metrolink network has connected these cosy suburbs to the centre of Manchester. Many buyers here have family roots in the area, giving it a real neighbourhood feel. It's easy to reach the city centre (as well as the Etihad campus) and there are recreational pitches – great if you're selling your home to families with teenagers. These two neighbourhoods are also recommended by the Manchester Evening News as a top choice for buy-to-let investors.

The Heatons – perfect for first-time buyers and young families

Greater Manchester's Four Heatons (Norris, Mersey, Chapel and Moor) knocked Didsbury off the Sunday Times survey of Best Places to Live this year. They've got the perfect blend of good schools and trendy eateries – the owners of Tusk and The Fitzgerald have sister sites in Heaton Moor. Excellent parks, a range of independent boutiques and weekend farmer's markets add to the quaint and homely atmosphere.

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