I live in reddish. Pros are I think it's a really friendly place to live and everything is really convenient. Close to stockport and Manchester loads of green spaces, on the doorstep of the vale, really good infrastructure for kids in the way of sports and clubs. It does have it's problems in some parts. Try not to go to far north of the park towards Gorton. Or to the east of the park towards levenshulme.
The top end of Longford Rd West is ok. The bottom end towards Levenshulme can be a bit hit and miss. There is a council estate at the bottom end which backs onto Longford rd west which although is not too bad there can be an element of anti social behaviour which can spill out onto Longford Rd West. Think cars racing up and down at night and kids on mopeds etc. The golf club is actually in the middle of reddish not near Longford Rd West but the golf course extends towards it.