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10 Reasons to Rent in Manchester


Castlefield Manchester

Manchester is a city like no other. Its home to some of the world’s greatest treasures, from top football teams to popular music bands and culture. More importantly, it could be home to YOU! We’ve summed up 10 top reasons to rent in Manchester city centre.

1. The variety of central living areas

Manchester is renowned for its culture and diversity, and that is often down to the various different places (all within walking distance from each other) in the city centre.

You’ve got Castlefield, a quiet yet convenient area situated at the bottom of Deansgate. From historic mill conversion apartments to taller purpose built apartment blocks, Castlefield is the perfect spot for walking your dog along the canal and relaxing by the barges. Pop over the bridge and you’re in beer garden heaven, with hot spots such as Dukes 92 and Albert’s Shed on tap for fun in the sun.

Just a walk to the other sides of town, there’s the Northern Quarter and Ancoats. These historic areas are comprised of quirky bars and coffee shops, street art, and lots of modern apartments. There’s a great mix of new developments and above-shop conversions.

As the city centre continues to grow, the people of Manchester get to enjoy new sights such as the recently built Anaconda Cut, a 44-storey apartment complex situated in the Greengate Salford area. With a sky lounge, amenities on tap and parking spaces, this is certainly a popular area to live.

2. Breath-taking views

If panoramic views is more your thing, then one of Manchester’s finest blocks may just be for you. Clippers Quay in Salford Quays is just a short tram journey from the city centre and boasts amazing views over the waterfront and quays. From the inner city, views from Alto and Anaconda Cut apartments overlook all the action of the city, and the afternoon sunshine beams in through the windows, brightening up each home.

3. Shopping and entertainment are literally on your doorstep

With the Arndale centre, Market Street and New Cathedral Approach located in the city centre, shopping trips can become a daily habit. Perhaps too tempting for some, you can’t argue with its convenience! There’s also plenty of tasty restaurants, cinemas and theatres for all to enjoy too.

4. Nightlife

With Manchester’s diversity comes its top bars and clubbing spots. A city that comes alive at night, Manchester has it all. You can take a trip to 20 Stories, order yourself a cocktail and try and spot your apartment building from the awesome views it offers. Menagerie, Albert Schloss and The Ivy are all within proximity too, and their entertainment guarantees for a great night. If dancing is your destiny, then Deansgate Locks has the answers to your prayers. The best thing about Manchester nightlife? You can walk home to your apartment as the night comes to an end, or just hop in a quick uber.

5. Excellent Universities

With Uni of Manchester, MMU and Uni of Salford all plotted around the city, living centrally is just a student-must. Late night trips from the library become a little easier when you’re not having to hop on a bus in the early hours! In addition, these top universities have a course for everyone, as does the vast choice of city centre apartments.

6. Convenient transport links

Multiple train stations, a frequent tram network, buses, ubers… the list goes on. You’re never far from where you want to be with a base bang in the middle of town. What’s more, you can be smug about not being stuck in traffic, as living in town means you can walk to work or commute outwards. Winner winner!

7. The best property management

Renting through Ascend means you’re guaranteed a great journey throughout. We’re always on hand to make your living life as stress free as can be. After all, we don’t win awards for no reason!


Anaconda Cut

8. Homes with character

Manchester’s historic architecture and modern technologies reflect in its broad property offerings. Old mill and factory conversions featuring exposed brick work and tall rooms are an essential for some city folk, whereas balconies, sky lounges and en-suites are a preference for the modern working city dweller. Thankfully Manchester has got thousands of characteristic homes for you to choose from.

9. Exciting extras

How does a cinema-room, gym or yoga studio sound? Perhaps a co-working office space or a sky lounge is perfect for you? These extra perks are now the norm in Manchester’s latest developments. Renting in Manchester is more than just about having a place to eat and sleep, it’s about making the most out of your busy life, supported with style, luxury and convenience.

10. It’s affordable

Forget London’s pricing structure. With a variety of choices and prices to suit all, Manchester has the perfect central pad for you. Whether you’re after a studio or a penthouse, a one-bed or a two or three, we have the ideal home waiting for you.

Get in touch today. Email manchester@ascendproperties.com or call 0161 637 8336.

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