Manchester Area Guide

The rapid development of Manchester City Centre continues to be one of the most exciting stories in our region and also across the country. In the space of just two decades, Manchester has been totally transformed. The pace of development is accelerating fast. As recently as 1990, just 500 people were living in an area largely defined by clusters of disused warehouses, and only small pockets of retail and leisure. At the beginning of 2020, Manchester is now one of the most vibrant and exciting urban centres in Europe, with a population of 60,000 and a further 40,000 more expected by 2025.

Manchester area guide - Bentley Hurst

A skyline of apartments and office tower blocks has sprung up to cater for the influx of both businesses and workers, while down below, their needs are catered for by a plethora of bars, restaurants and leisure pursuits. Entire neighbourhoods have been brought into existence, from the independent shops and bars of the Northern Quarter to the high-end offerings of Spinningfields. There are plans underway for yet more transformation in St John's and Mayfield Park which will see the redevelopment of the City Centre expand even further.

Manchester is also home to two of the Premier Leagues biggest clubs, both being serial winners, Manchester United and Manchester City are football clubs that Manchester is truly proud of. The city boasts a rich sporting heritage attracting a variety of tourists and visitors from all around the world. There are three fantastic Universities, Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University, all offering courses that will excel students from all over the world into their adulthood.

Manchester area guide - Bentley Hurst

Those interested in investing into the rental market will be keen to know that there is a very good yield in terms of return on investment in lots of areas within the City Centre, and it's surrounding neighbourhoods.