Why Castlefield should be your choice of residential areas in Manchester

Manchester is full of options for those looking to purchase a home in the city. Deansgate, Spinningfields, Salford Quays: each area has something different to offer. Castlefield is one of the closest areas to the city centre but one which is also well-suited to families. You might call it the best of both worlds! Here’s why you should choose our apartments for sale in Castlefield, Manchester.

Proximity to the city centre

When choosing a place to live, there are many factors that influence the final decision, but we would argue this is the most important. Buying a property that is close to a major city, particularly if you work there, brings a whole added level of convenience to day-to-day life. It brings the best transport links, restaurants, shops, and cultural pursuits. As well as a short commute!

Castlefield is only five minutes from the city centre and right next to Deansgate. This means the abundance of transport options are only moments from your front door, especially if you’re purchasing a flat at Potato Wharf. 

The proximity to the city centre means the main attractions like theatres, museums and galleries are all within easy reach to fill those days off at the weekend. 

A quieter area

Surprising, given its close proximity to the main Manchester thoroughfares like Market Street and Deansgate, but Castlefield is quieter than most of its city centre counterparts. 

Giving the feel of a town, as opposed to a district of the city, the canals and famous Castlefield locks create a spacious environment with quiet walkways littered with stylish restaurants and bars. You wouldn’t be mistaken by saying it’s quite family friendly. With less people milling around, it’s populated mainly by local residents (young professionals and families alike) who know all the best spots to grab coffee, lunch, or drinks with friends. 

A fair price

Whilst other areas of Manchester show larger gaps in property prices, you could say the prices of apartments for sale in Castlefield, Manchester are more predictable. The average price of a flat in Castlefield has risen to £280,018* in the last year. For terraced houses, which are the minority of properties, the average price is £475,650*. 

Despite Covid and the pause that was placed on the market, property prices in the area continue to rise. Last year’s sold prices were up 11% on 2019, with 2019 up 20% on 2018*. 

*Statistics correct at 15/11/21, see rightmove.co.uk for refreshed figures. 

Buzzing restaurant scene

If you’re looking for restaurants and bars that stray from the big names and national chains, Castlefield is your place. 

With the historic setting of the canals, historic architecture and plenty of open space, there are some truly unique dining options, both indoors and al fresco. 

Have a read at our article rounding up some of the best places to eat and relax around Castlefield.

If you’re looking for a place that’s well connected, close to the city, and has a residential population of young professionals and families – Castlefield is perfect. Take a look at our apartments for sale in Castlefield, Manchester on the Potato Wharf development page.


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