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Suggestions for locations to rent in Manchester

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advice1 Wed 13-Apr-16 02:18:43

Hi, Does anyone have any suggestions for clean, child-friendly and affordable areas to rent in Manchester (5 mile radius of city centre), which are multi-cultural or at least culturally friendly? Whats Sharston like in Whythenshawe? Anyone live there? Several areas seem to have high crime rate, or overly expensive.

wowfudge Wed 13-Apr-16 07:35:56

It may have changed or be changing, but I'd avoid much of Wythenshawe. What is your budget? Where do you need to get to for work?

wowfudge Wed 13-Apr-16 07:38:13

Unless someone needs to be within 5 miles of a place of work I'd say how much time you are prepared to spend commuting would be a better guideline as some places in a 5 mile radius suffer from traffic hell!

georgedawes Wed 13-Apr-16 07:39:38

What's your budget?

PurplePassi0n Wed 13-Apr-16 23:03:46

Don't bother with wythenshawe. It all depends on your budget...?

Chinesealan Wed 13-Apr-16 23:06:11

Where do you need to be near to?

Newmamatobe Wed 13-Apr-16 23:06:32

Sale is lovely and on the metro link line - Altrincham too ;-)

Hawkmoth Wed 13-Apr-16 23:07:12


smellyboot Wed 13-Apr-16 23:09:54

What other requirements? Loads of good places. 5 miles doesn't quite get to Sale does it, or just?

smellyboot Wed 13-Apr-16 23:11:46

The most expensive areas are simply linked to the fact they are most desirable as a general rule. Great schools, great community, great public transport links etc

nolongerwaitingfornumber2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:14:02

Levenshulme is on the up.

madamginger Wed 13-Apr-16 23:16:26

Bury is nice, it's on the tram route, good schools and affordable housing. It's further out than 5 miles and there's less going on than sale/didsbury/altringham but that's reflected in the cost of housing.

PixieGio Thu 14-Apr-16 05:52:56

We've just bought in Worsley/Walkden area near the Marriott hotel. Prices are reasonable, schools are good, there are direct trains into Manchester from Walkden station and plenty of parks/pubs and local history in Worsley.

namechangedtoday15 Thu 14-Apr-16 09:11:04

I think as others have said, there are so many areas to choose from, it just comes down to priorities (whether you need schools etc) and budget.

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