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Best Places to Rent in Manchester

Are you looking to move to Manchester? Well here is Ektha giving a breakdown to where the best and trendiest places are to live in Manchester. 





Looking to be at the heart of Manchester’s action? Deansgate and its central location could be just the place. With everything you need to enjoy modern city centre living, a range of transport links and lots of amenities close by, there really is nothing like Deansgate.  

Home to a large range of shops, bars and restaurants, you certainly won’t be bored here. You’ll find high-end designer stores, high street chains and a number of independent shops. Some of the most popular shopping destinations, just a short walking distance away, include The Avenue, The Arndale Shopping Centre, Exchange Square and Market Street. There really is something for every age, budget and taste. 

Head to St Ann’s Square, which boasts more shops and cafes, and you’ll come across The Royal Exchange Theatre – one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings. There’s also the National Football Museum and The Opera House which make for great trips out too. 

In terms of bars and restaurants, there’s a wide variety – with food from Italy, India, China, Greece, America and more. Nightlife here is great too with everything from smaller bars, larger clubs and activity venues the whole family can enjoy like bowling. You’ll never be short of things to do in Deansgate. 



Manchester has seen plenty of regeneration over the past ten years, and many of the areas that were once considered undesirable have been through lots of positive changes. Ancoats is one of these places and if you’re looking for a community vibe with some amazing neighbourhood haunts, it’s the area for you. Its transformation has made it one of the most sought-after inner-city locations, so get in there quick. 

Once the world’s first industrial suburb and beating heart of Manchester, Ancoats has re-emerged as one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Manchester, and a regeneration success story told worldwide. 

The cool mill-conversion apartments, cobbled streets, and industrial architecture that Ancoats boasts are perfect for people who prefer classic city centre living with more character than modern high rises can offer. There’s a cool community vibe in Ancoats, and it’s really the independent shops, pubs and eateries that make it so special. This is one of the reasons why so many young professionals and millennials love the area. 

Its proximity to the Northern Quarter makes it ideal for those who love to go out – venues such as Night and Day Café and Band On The Wall are within walking distance, as is the iconic Affleck’s Palace. Because of its centrality, the area also has excellent transport links for commuters to other parts of the city. Piccadilly Gardens has a large bus and tram station so you can travel to the suburbs easily to visit friends or family. 

Ancoats has quickly gained a reputation amongst Mancunians as being an interesting place to live, and it’s the type of neighbourhood that can offer a great lifestyle. The brand new, modern apartments and community vibe fit well with what people want and need, and the diversity of housing stock allows people with all different tastes to enjoy the area. 



A burst of growth and regeneration has turned Salford into a thriving modern hub, putting it firmly on the home-buying map. 

Thanks to huge amounts of investment and the development of MediaCityUK, the home of the BBC and ITV, Salford’s economy has been booming and residents can now enjoy a revived and cosmopolitan city culture. But this modern city development hasn’t destroyed its green spaces. Salford remains one of the UK’s greenest cities, so locals can enjoy waterfront, urban and rural living. 

With a world class university, a buzzing city centre, great transport links and a very wide range of affordable housing, it’s not hard to see why Salford is the place to be. 

Oh and lets not forget the Salford Quays, Salford Quays sits on the Manchester canal, offering beautiful waterside views from many apartments in the area. It is a lovely area to walk around and you can hire boats or swim in certain areas of the canal at any time of the year (yes, even in mid-winter!). 

If you have ever dreamed of living a home with canal views, Salford Quays is an affordable way to make this happen. which is an area that offers quality luxury apartment living without the price tag you’d find in central Manchester. 

Salford Quays has fantastic public transport connections with central Manchester so you can easily get in and out of city without having to worry about parking. There are lots of MetroLink stops and bus services that run daily to and from central Manchester. 


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