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Castlefield

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Why it is worth considering flats in Castlefield

Castlefield used to be a thriving industrial area of the city, but has long since left its industrial heritage behind in favour of more modern accommodation. The area has gone through a period of renovation, with many warehouses having been transformed into restaurants, bars and apartments to rent in Castlefield.

The main point of interest in Castlefield is the Museum of Science and Industry and Granada Studios, where Coronation Street is filmed. Another place of note is the Roman Fort of Mamucium. The name Castlefield is, in fact, an abbreviation of the old fort "Castle in the Field". This area is ideal for property management in Manchester, as many of the warehouse conversions were amongst the first to be developed in the city of Manchester, and have remained popular ever since.

If you are looking for an apartment to rent in Manchester or you are seeking a flat to let, you should certainly consider Castlefield. There are a large number of one or two bed flats to rent in Castlefield, which makes it suitable for people who are looking for a peaceful and well-appointed apartment with a central location. There are a number of waterside bars and pubs for socialising in the evening.

The area also has the benefit of being situated next to the new business quarter of Spinningfields. In addition to these perks, Castlefield is situated close to the city ring road, thus allowing easy access to the motorways.

Didsbury

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Interested in flats to rent in Didsbury?

Didsbury has roughly 14,000 inhabitants and is situated five miles south of Manchester city centre. Didsbury is split into three sections; West and East Didsbury, plus Didsbury village. 

If you're looking at houses to rent in Didsbury as part of your search for suitable South Manchester accommodation, this is an excellent choice of location. This area is also ideal for property lettings and property management. Didsbury has a great mix of upmarket apartments, converted flats and smart houses on tree-lined streets, whilst also providing the inhabitants with local schools, parkland, churches, a golf course, cricket club and a local library. 

For those considering our flats to rent in Didsbury, you will be interested to know the area has a celebrated cafe culture and lively night scene, most of which is situated on Wilmslow Road near the clock tower and together comprise what is, affectionately known as the ‘Didsbury Dozen' by locals. 

The main shopping area in Didsbury is Wilmslow Road, where you can find the usual high street stalwarts such as Marks and Spencer and Boots, interspersed by a cobbler, a butcher, a barber shop and an award-winning deli. There is quick access to the city centre by train to Manchester Piccadilly (East Didsbury train station and the newly-built Metrolink stop), by bus route, especially along Wilmslow Road but also Princess Parkway and Kingsway - or by car via the M60 motorway.

Fallowfield

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Why it is worth considering flats in Fallowfield

Fallowfield has an array of nearby facilities. Wilmslow Road, which runs through the centre, has a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. On Platt Lane, there are small local shops, however, there is also a Sainsbury's to the South East and an Asda to the North West. There is also a market which has a selection of craft stalls and vendors selling different food stuffs and Fallowfield also benefits from a local library and park. Buses run regularly along Princess Road which take you right into the city of Manchester or to Manchester Airport. The city centre is only a couple of minutes journey away and buses running along Wilbraham Road take you to the restaurants and bars in nearby trendy Chorlton and Withington. There is a leisure centre that offers locals gym facilities and indoor and outdoor football pitches with additional sports halls, squash courts and swimming pools nearby. Platt Fields Park offers locals four bowling greens, a boating lake, football pitch, angling and tennis courts. Fallowfield is also the home of Manchester Costume Museum and Platt Hall, with its orchard and formal gardens. The Platt Lane Community Centre provides facilities such as social events, a coffee lounge, lunch club, youth club and a creche. The development of Fallowfield is set to continue with the former ground of Manchester City Football Club being converted into a new "urban village" with 300 upmarket homes ranging from flats and apartments, to large family houses. 

Heald Green

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Heald Green is about a thirty minute drive in the car from Manchester city centre, in a peaceful, quiet location, situated on the outskirts of the countryside.

The village has a feeling of space and is in an affluent area. There are a variety of shops in the centre of Heald Green, ranging from grocers, butchers, newsagents and supermarkets. In addition, the area offers a variety of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes on the main street, Finney Lane. The local amenities include a library, churches, two primary schools, a secondary school and one of the oldest public houses in the UK.

If you are looking for Manchester lettings or for houses to rent in Heald Green, the properties have predominantly been built between the two world wars, which sit happily alongside Edwardian homes, close to the conservation area of Cheadle. This suburb of Manchester is pretty and leafy and is ideal for young families and couples alike, as most properties have large gardens, long driveways and big garages.

Heald Green has its own train station, situated on the Styal line, with a regular service to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. The journey time by train to Manchester Piccadilly is approximately 20 minutes. There is an excellent bus service too, with 17 local buses running to the airport and surrounding areas, as well as Manchester city centre. In addition, Heald Green is not far from the local motorways taking you out of the area (just two minutes away from the M56).

Liverpool

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Liverpool, named City of Culture for 2008, is a wonderful city with a centre that has recently undergone a massive regeneration with the new shopping centre Liverpool One and a range of apartment blocks built along the river, adding to the skyline of the city.

The city centre has a superb transport system that links it to the rest of the region, be it by train with links to London, or to local areas. There is an extensive bus service which takes you to all areas of the city. There is a ferry service, made famous by the song 'Ferry Across The Mersey', with regular services to Birkenhead and Wallasey. There is also an airport, John Lennon Airport, just outside the city, which is one of the UK's fastest growing airports.

If you are looking to rent an apartment in Liverpool or are looking for a flat to let in Liverpool, here is a brief guide to the different areas of the city:

Kings Waterfront & Docklands

There is a great mix of office space, housing, hotel accommodation and tourist attractions. There has been significant development in this area recently, including the new Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre. There are a number of bars and restaurants in the area, with the city centre shops only a short walk away. There are apartments available in converted waterfront warehouses as well as new build apartment blocks.

Retail District

Situated right in the centre of the city and stretching from Hanover Street to Victoria Street. The area has an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants, with a few residential options. For accommodation, there are flat conversions in a few of the superb period properties located on Victoria Street, and in recent years there have been various new apartment blocks incorporated into the new development of Liverpool One.

Business Quarter

This area covers Water Street, Castle Street and Exchange Square, then over to Tithebarn Street, and Dale Street. The area is predominantly office space with a few shops, cafes and bars. For accommodation, there are several modern apartment blocks as well as some period conversions to upmarket flats. 

Manchester City Centre

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A great choice of properties to rent in Manchester city centre

If you are looking at flats to rent in Manchester city centre, or even apartments along the canal front, here is a brief guide to the city.

The city centre itself has approximately 15,000 inhabitants, with an array of shopping centres from the Arndale Shopping Centre to the boutiques and high-end clothes shopping outlets in King Street. It also has a thriving cafe and bar scene, lively night life and plenty of tourist attractions. Manchester certainly has a capital city feel to it.

The buildings are a mix of old and new, some are centuries old, such as the Town Hall and others are ultra-modern, like the new Hilton Tower. The city is divided into squares and quarters, with parks and public spaces interspersed between. There is a superb transport network in the form of trams and shuttle buses, which is great news for those seriously looking at houses to rent in Manchester city centre.

The main area for socialising in the city centre is Deansgate, a road that runs the whole length of the city. It has a happy mixture of shops, offices, apartments, bars and cafes. The majority of accommodation in this area comes in the form of upmarket apartment blocks, such as No.1 Deansgate, Beetham Tower, City Gate, Ropeworks, Century Buildings, and The Quadrangle, as well as many other developments. Even the former night club, The Hacienda, has now been converted into luxury flats and penthouses.

Music is a big part of what makes the city tick, having been the home of such bands as Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, New Order and Oasis. So as well as plenty of apartments to rent in Manchester city centre, there are also a vast number of music venues to be found such as the O2 Apollo Manchester and the Manchester Arena (formerly the MEN Arena).

The Heatons

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The Heatons are made up of four different areas, Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris and Heaton Mersey. The geography of the area is quite flat and was historically a peat moor. The area offers a variety of local shops on Heaton Moor Road with attractive glass and cast iron awnings. Heaton Chapel has several pubs along with cafes and bars. The main area for socialising is Shaw Road in Heaton Moor, where you can find a number of restaurants including Asian, Italian, Spanish and Chinese plus a delicatessen that offers a wide selection of food. Heaton Moor has a Rugby Club, which offers a range of sports besides rugby including tennis, cricket and lacrosse. There are also four churches in the Heatons. Tithe Barn Primary School can be found in Heaton Moor, in addition to this, there is a secondary school which has disabled facilities and Stockport College on Buckingham Road in Heaton Moor. If you are thinking of renting a property in Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel and Heaton Norris, the properties are typically large flats in period conversions with gardens. Trains can be caught at Heaton Chapel Station which serves the four Heaton villages, and is just over 4.5 miles from Manchester Piccadilly. There are excellent road and rail links with frequent buses to nearby Stockport centre as well as trains that can be taken to Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly which takes approximately 20 minutes. There are five local bus routes into Manchester city centre and the surrounding areas. 

Salford Quays

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Properties to rent in Salford Quays

Salford Quays is located to the south of Salford and on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Once well-known for its industry, nowadays however, after extensive regeneration in the area spanning nearly two decades, the warehouses have been renovated or knocked down and replaced with state of the art office space, apartment blocks, plus flats to rent in Salford. 

The area is linked to Trafford - the home of Manchester United Football Club - by the Lowry footbridge, and houses such attractions as The Imperial War Museum, The Lowry Museum and is close to the Lowry Outlet Village. There is also a centre that offers water sport activities such as canoeing, kayaking, power boating and wind surfing. 

A few radio stations have made The Quays their home, and with the BBC having also now moved to the specially-built MediaCityUK from London, as far as media and entertainment goes this creative and digital hub is certainly the place to work, live and play. Salford Quays also has its fair share of bars and restaurants, as well as coffee shops, and the canal is ideal for walking and jogging along the waterside. 

If you are thinking about the current list of apartments to rent in Salford or are interested in letting a flat, this area is most suitable for couples and young professionals. Transport is at its best in Salford Quays as the Eccles branch of the Metrolink Tram runs along Salford Quays. In addition there is a regular bus service into the city.

Withington

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Withington is situated approximately 4 miles south of Manchester City Centre, with a population of approximately 14,000. The area has a cosmopolitan feel with families living alongside young professionals and students. The latter due to the closeness of the University of Manchester, which has one of the highest numbers of students in the UK, and also Manchester Metropolitan University. The village centre is a blossoming area with an array of shops including grocers, chemists, newsagents and food shops, several of the major high street banks, and a few bars and restaurants to socialise in the evening. There is a local library, citizen's advice bureau, a post office, a hospital and a local park with a playground for younger children. The public transport to the city centre in this area is excellent via the bus route, though it would be further improved should the Metrolink tram route be extended to include Princess Road to Withington Hospital. There is also easy access by road to both the city centre and motorways to other areas of the country, mainly the M56 and M62/M60. Withington has a leisure centre offering such facilities as karate classes, keep fit, a fitness suite, swimming pool, and sauna. Hough End Playing Fields offers an open area for tennis courts, football and other sporting activities. If you are looking to rent a flat in Withington, or for lettings south of Manchester, the types of accommodation range from converted flats in period properties as well as some traditional houses and modern purpose built apartment blocks. 

Chorlton

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An excellent range of properties to rent in Chorlton

Chorlton is derived from "ceorl", which means "a freeman of the lowest caste" and "tun", which means "farm, settlement or homestead", thus giving a combined meaning of "settlement of the countryman". Chorlton has come a long way from these humble beginnings, but has still managed to maintain its charm. 

Chorlton Green feels a long way from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping centres around and about, with the village on the banks of the River Mersey and offering a golf course and two nature reserves. This is in addition to a large playing field, parks and a cemetery. 

Chorlton provides its 15,000 residents with a variety of shops, from the usual supermarkets to greengrocers, fishmongers, pubs, bars and restaurants. The inhabitants tend to be predominantly young professionals educated to degree level, long-time residents, young families and working couples. The residents of this pretty little village are well-paid and smart. 

The majority of the accommodation in Chorlton is period flats in the grand properties on Chorlton Green, though there are a few purpose-built developments too. Prospective residents will certainly find plenty of choice when it comes to available flats to rent in Chorlton. There are also desirable Edwardian houses and Victorian semis available in the area too, so locating suitable houses to rent in Chorlton shouldn't pose much of a problem either. 

The new Metrolink station will take you into the heart of the city to Manchester Piccadilly Station. There is also an excellent road system around Chorlton with buses that are frequent making it easier to travel into the city and surrounding areas. Also worth taking into consideration is the close proximity to Manchester Airport, which ideal for frequent flyers; be this for business or to go on holiday.

Burnage

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Burnage is a suburb of Manchester which lies just four miles south of the city centre and between Heaton Mersey, Didsbury, Heaton Chapel and Withington. 

The area has been brought into the public spotlight since the rise of Britpop band Oasis as it is the former home of Noel and Liam Gallagher, while a number of notable local Manchester football stars also grew up in the area. 

As part of Greater Manchester, this mainly residential area is bisected by the Kingsway dual carriageway for easy access to and from the city. In addition to excellent road links, Burnage is also served by Mauldeth Road and Burnage railway stations which are part of the Styal line. 

Most of the semi-detached properties in Burnage were built back in the 1930s and the following decade. When it comes to finding houses to rent in Burnage, there is always a great choice available. And in terms of flats to rent in Burnage, prospective tenants should be able to pick out the most suitable accommodation for their needs.

Green Quarter

Exciting new Green Quarter apartments in Manchester

Green Quarter offers its inhabitants a quiet area in which to live, all within a vibrant setting. This self-contained urban oasis brings together 10 modern apartment blocks, plus hotel and business accommodation, retail and leisure facilities, with the backdrop being a landscape of open green space. 

These new Green Quarter apartments in Manchester are close to The Printworks, the Manchester Arena and Victoria Station, making the area even more appealing to those who place a high value on having convenience right on their doorstep. 

For people who like to enjoy the buzz of all Manchester has to offer in terms of culture, restaurants, bars, designer shopping as well as excellent transport links, Green Quarter in Manchester is a great place to rent property. This area would suit those with a lifestyle where they have somewhere to retreat, relax and be at peace amidst all the excitement going on around them.