The best areas to live in Manchester

Finding the best area to move to can be hard, so we’ve put together a list of the best areas to live in Manchester depending on your career, family, or leisure needs.




Spinningfields is one of the best areas to live in Manchester for young professionals due to its prime location in the city centre. One of the main commercial areas of Manchester, it’s full of some of the biggest companies but also brimming with bars and restaurants – perfect for those after work drinks! Spinningfields is a short walk from Deansgate, the bustling city centre full of the coolest clubs, best restaurants, and designer shops, so you’ll never be stuck for things to do on the weekends.




Salford is becoming a more popular option especially for tech professionals, due to not only the efficient Metrolink connections, but also the growing number of tech companies situating themselves in this area. Salford is a large region of Greater Manchester but the Metrolink journey from Salford Quays to Deansgate-Castlefield is only 11 minutes, while travelling from deeper into Salford at the Ladywell Metrolink station takes 26 minutes to reach Deansgate. Salford also contains a number of schools and parks, making it an ideal location for young families.




Located 4.5 miles from Manchester city centre, Didsbury is one of the best family areas in Greater Manchester. Didsbury has everything a young family needs, from primary schools and nurseries to green spaces and walks along the River Mersey. There are lots of family-oriented shops and restaurants in the area, perfect for taking the little ones out for the day.


With Metrolink tram stops located at East Didsbury and Didsbury Village, it’s only a 22- and 20-minute journey to Deansgate respectively. There are also trains available from East Didsbury to Manchester Piccadilly which will only take you 10 minutes to reach the city centre. Didsbury is the perfect location for quiet suburban life, while also having excellent transport link sot get you back to the hustle and bustle of the city.




If you’re more interested in the best areas to live in Manchester city centre, Castlefield is the place for you. Located in the heart of Manchester, Castlefield is found next to Deansgate, and has the unique feature of past meets present, containing a Roman fort, canals, and old mills all alongside modern bars and stylish restaurants.


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