Living in Greater Manchester

As one of the most populous areas of the UK, the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester is an incredibly popular place to live.

Centred on the city of Manchester itself, the county also includes towns and boroughs such as Bolton, Wigan, Oldham, Bury, Trafford, Salford, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside. It was formed in 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.

One of the main advantages of living in Greater Manchester is that all types of properties and settings are available in a relatively small area. From densely populated urban centres to rural retreats, people are sure to find what they are looking for.

Although Greater Manchester was only formed little more than 40 years ago, there is evidence of settlements on the land on which it stands from as early as the Iron Age. In later years, it grew to become the centre of the world’s cotton industry and a key trading hub.

Today, Manchester is known throughout the world as a cultural centre and a focal point in the sporting scene. Manchester United and Manchester City are two of the world’s top football clubs and frequently host high-profile domestic and continental matches.

Central Manchester boasts a wonderful retail and commercial zone, with plenty of large businesses providing good employment opportunities in the city. There is also the magnificent Trafford Centre, one of the largest retail malls in the UK, and the Arndale Centre to choose from.

Other benefits of living in Greater Manchester include the easy access it offers to nearby rural regions, including the Peak District, which is the UK’s most popular national park. It is also within a short distance of major cities such as Liverpool and Leeds.

So whether people are seeking a city centre home, a trendy apartment, a suburban semi or a countryside pad, they will find plenty of options are available in Greater Manchester.

We have a number of branches in Greater Manchester