Top 5 Reasons To Rent in Manchester

Posted Apr 26, 2018
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From born-and-bred Mancunians to lifelong converts, we’re all hugely proud of our city here at Manchester Apartments. There’s the music, the culture, the architecture, the first-class universities and most importantly of all, the people.

If you’re potentially looking to move to Manchester, then there are a number of key things we think you should know – and that’ll hopefully convince you to join us for many years to come.

Already certain? Explore our range of high-spec studio and 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Manchester city centre.

Manchester Shopping

If you love to shop, then you’re in for a treat if you choose to live in Manchester. As the UK’s second largest retail centre, intu Trafford Centre boasts an exciting array of shops, including Selfridges & Co, John Lewis, Michael Kors and Reiss.

Intu Trafford Centre


In the heart of the city centre, King Street is renowned as Manchester’s most prestigious shopping destination, with a wide selection of designer boutiques. Our sought-after King Street apartments sit right next door to these shops and feature everything you could need for luxurious, convenient city centre living.

If you prefer to shop in smaller independents, then Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter is the place to head to. Frequented by creative types and young professionals, the much-loved area is home to a number of art, design, clothing and music shops.

World-class Universities

Did you know that Manchester was where the atom was first split and where the ultra-thin material graphene was first created?

Home to over 99,000 students across four universities, Manchester is a prime student hub for both the educational aspect AND the student living experience.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is investing over £1billion in the next decade to transform their facilities, whilst Manchester Metropolitan University is investing over £350million to enhance its science, engineering and cultural offerings.

Manchester Music

Music is something that’s deeply ingrained in the heart of the city, with the likes of Oasis, The Smiths and The Stone Roses rising to fame from the city.

Today, a wealth of iconic music venues attract famous names every week, including Gorilla on Whitworth Street, Albert Hall and The Deaf Institute.

Whatever your music taste, there’s something to suit everyone.

Working in Manchester

Manchester is certainly the place to move to if you’re looking for the best job positions in business, technology and media. As the birthplace of the world’s first computer, the city is already renowned for its pioneering efforts in technology.

As the home of ITV Studios, the BBC and Kellogg’s, MediaCityUK is one of the UK’s most exciting digital and media hubs for creatives. Our upcoming Westpoint apartments are located just a short 15 minute journey from MediaCityUK by public transport.

Brand new apartments at Westpoint, Chester Road – Coming September 2018

Manchester is also home to the largest development project in the north west of England – NOMA. Worth over £800m, the scheme will welcome a multitude of offices, shops and leisure facilities to the city, boosting Manchester’s economy even further.

Places to Eat in Manchester

From quirky street food vendors to established fine dining experiences, Manchester is certainly renowned for its eclectic food choices.

Looking to splash out and spend? The renowned San Carlo restaurant on King Street West is known for being a frequent celebrity haunt, whilst Spinningfields Australasia is the place to go for delectable pan-Asian cuisine. Manchester House and Tattu Restaurant & Bar are also prime options.

Did you know that Manchester is home to the second largest Chinatown in the UK and the third largest in Europe? For authentic Asian cuisine, this is the place to go.

Chinatown’s famous ‘paifang’ archway on Faulkner Street

Food markets have vastly grown in popularity in the last few years and Manchester is home to two of the best – Altrincham Market and Mackie Mayor NQ. The former requires a short tram journey outside of the city centre, but it’s certainly worth it for the tantalising food choices. Mackie Mayor is relatively new to the Northern Quarter, but has already established a loyal foodie following.

Rent in Manchester City Centre Today

Ready to experience the above and more? Explore our range of modern studio and 1-3 bedroom apartments in Manchester city centre and get in touch today – availability is limited.

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