5 Great Reasons to Buy a House in Manchester

If you are wondering whether to buy a house in Manchester or not, then we’re here to give you 5 great reasons to do just that. Manchester is a booming city in the North West of England and has so

If you are wondering whether to buy a house in Manchester or not, then we’re here to give you 5 great reasons to do just that. Manchester is a booming city in the North West of England and has so much to offer. Metropolitan Manchester regularly ranks as the most liveable city in the UK and when you take a look around, it’s easy to see why.

Manchester is famous for its great music scene, social life and for having two of the best football clubs in the world. But there is so much more to this city than first meets the eye!

If you are wondering whether you should buy a house in Manchester, there’s a lot to consider. People move to the city from all over the UK and it also has a thriving international community and with such a large (it’s the UK’s second city) and diverse population, people move here for many different reasons.


Manchester has five great universities that offer a wide range of leading courses. The University of Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University are both located on the same stretch of the city centre and form the largest student campus in Europe.

The University of Salford is located not far from Media City and offers a range of Art, Media and Creative Technology courses alongside science and engineering and business degrees. The University of Bolton is situated just 20 minutes from Manchester and offers a wide variety of courses to study from biomedical engineering to accountancy! The newest addition to the range of places available to study for your degree is University Academy 92 which offers a wealth of sports, management, and journalism courses.

The opportunities for study also mean that Manchester is a city of innovation with research and academic job opportunities available.


Manchester is famous for its thriving music scene and nightlife. It was the city that gave us The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, The Stone Roses, Oasis…the list goes on. There are plenty of places to see live music, Manchester Arena has the highest indoor seating capacity in the country and there are plenty of other venues, large and small that regularly host international talent.

As well as live music, Manchester has a thriving food and drink scene. It has restaurants representing the culinary spectrum from cafes to fancy restaurants. If you want a drink, all tastes are catered to whether you want cocktails or craft ales, Manchester has the lot.

There is also a huge range of nightlife, theatres, bars, clubs, there is always something new to try.


If you want to buy a house in Manchester, you will find that your money goes a lot further here than many places further south, especially London and the South East! The average price for a semi-detached house in the previous 12 months (from April 2022) is £254,594 according to data from Zoopla  and the average price paid for a terraced house was £192,996. The comparable figures for London are £818,985 and £814,511.

This means that buying a house in Manchester is much more affordable leaving you with a greater disposable income. Wages may not be as high as they are in London, however, the difference in the cost of living more than balances this out.


Manchester is home to two of the best football clubs in the world, United and City. This brings fans from around the world to the city to follow the teams as well as fans from across Europe who come to attend cup games. But it’s not all about football. Manchester is also home to Old Trafford which is one of the five host grounds used for the Ashes cricket series among other international test matches and county games.

Manchester hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and this has left a legacy of facilities for the city that are now open for public use. These include the Manchester Aquatics Centre, Manchester Velodrome and the Regional Athletics Arena.

Shuttle Bus

There is a free shuttle bus that is a hop-on hop-off service linking all of the main railway stations, business districts and shopping centres. Manchester also has a tram service that connects the major centres and even some water taxis that provide quick and efficient transport from the city centre to places like Old Trafford. There has been a lot of work done in recent years to encourage cycling across Manchester and some built environment such as bus lanes to help people to do this safely.

All of this makes Manchester a really well-connected city with excellent transportation links.


Now that you have decided that you are going to buy a house in Manchester, your next step is ensure that you get an independent survey done. At Avery & Co we have surveyors who live in Manchester  and so have expert local knowledge of the local area. We can assist with a range of surveys for you and provide clear reports that we  are always happy to go through with you so that you know exactly what you are buying. Buying a house is the largest purchase many of us will ever make and so a survey is an investment to ensure that you are getting value for money.

All of our surveyors are RICS registered, friendly and approachable. We are a family owned business and pride ourselves on being big enough to cope, small enough to care. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!