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City centre, or suburbs? Modern apartment, or Victorian town house? The fact is, for anyone choosing to live here, Manchester offers a huge choice, and - importantly - easy access.

While many of the city's traditional properties still stand - and while many people choose to commute from nearby Cheshire or the North - there has been significant investment in property development over recent years. For example, many old mills have been converted into modern apartments offering quality residential and office accommodation. Likewise, shopping facilities have been developed too. The Arndale centre and the Trafford Centre are some of the largest retail venues in Europe.


With both Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester boasts Europe's largest urban higher education precinct.

Well regarded schools include Manchester Grammar School, William Hulme's Grammar School, Withington Girls' School and Manchester High School for Girls. There are many others, offering good choices.

Transport is excellent across the city and beyond. An excellent tram, bus and light rail network (not to mention excellent pedestrian access) all bring the city closer together. If you're looking to travel further afield, then the Victoria and Piccadilly mainline stations offer direct routes to most major cities, including London (only 2 hours away). Similarly, Manchester international airport - just 15 minutes from the city centre - brings the world is literally to the city's doors, while the motorway network gives easy access to the UK.  If you want to travel to the central hospitals' site by train we have a bus service (route 147) running from Piccadilly Rail Station directly onto the Hospitals' Boulevard.


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