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Lockdown Changed Your Mind on Where to Move Next? Manchester Suburbs

2020 has made millions of people reconsiders their living situation.

All of us now know how making a choice on a place to live has a major impact on your lifestyle both socially and internally. Suburbs or City Centre; the decision will undoubtedly shape or even change your future.

Outlined below is a brief comparison on some of the factors you may want to consider when making that big decision…

The Suburbs


Suburban life in Manchester is a little cheaper than the City with an approximate 10% – 20% saving when comparing equivalent rental properties. Not only this but from a social perspective eating / drinking out can be cheaper also with an average saving of 20% – 30%. With this in mind, the savings in the suburbs can soon add up to £100s each month.

A lot of the popular suburbs tend to be the South of the City with areas such as Didsbury, Chorlton, Cheadle and Altrincham liked by both families and young professionals. There are plenty of suburban gems not so well known too with the likes of Monton, Urmston and Prestwich all being great places to live as well as offering great rental value.

All of the above areas have the important fundamentals of good transport networks, pleasant village / town centres as well as good schooling and a community feel.



Suburban life in Manchester can also get you up to twice as much living space with a 62 square metre apartment in the City being approximately £1300. When compared at a comparable price you could rent a good standard 3/4 bedroom house in the suburbs for this which gives you something to consider.

Not only do the suburbs offer more living space, the surrounding areas are more open with a range of parks, cycle routes and sporting fields all nearby for you to enjoy and unwind. This is certainly something to contemplate as not only do the outdoors have a positive impact on your physical and mental health but also your spouse and children.  


All of Greater Manchester suburbs offer a range of state schools, with many of the popular suburbs having a selection of good and outstanding schools as rated by Ofsted. In addition to this, many suburbs will also have private schooling options for those families who prefer this educational route. 

When relocating to Manchester and state schools are to be considered, please note that many of the popular state schools can be full and have waiting lists also. If you wish for your children to join in year then it is worthwhile to do your research on schooling availability prior to choosing a rental property. If the plan is for your children to join the following academic year (September) then primary applications have to be in by mid January and secondary applications by the end of October.

Reasons to live in the City!

Should you wish for any further information on specific areas please feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 161 282 5558 or myself personally at

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