Manchester is many things to many people. It's a northern
powerhouse experiencing huge economic growth and is the second most influential
city in the UK behind London. But it's also a vibrant, multicultural and
dynamic city. It's the second most populated area in the UK and is home to a
skilled workforce, young professionals and students.
Native Mancunians and many workers and students from around
the UK and the world live and work in the city and the wider region. And
unsurprisingly many look to the very healthy private sector to find rental
accommodation. If you're looking for a place to rent
in Manchester, we have a few tips on how to find the best property for you.
Location is everything
Manchester is a large city. But when we talk about renting
property in the area, we also include Greater Manchester. Which makes it even
bigger. With a corresponding increase in choice. As well as the city of
Manchester itself the greater metropolitan area includes towns such as Bury,
Rochdale and Wigan among others.
When you’re looking for a rental property it’s important to remember
the size of Greater Manchester. If you’re working or studying in the city
centre you have to take into account travelling time and transport costs if
you’re looking at one of the outlying towns.
The rent and other costs
Unsurprisingly the further you are from central Manchester
the cheaper the rent tends to be. You can find our list of the most affordable
areas to rent in Manchester here.
But our figures suggest Wigan and Rochdale are the cheapest places to find
But as we mentioned earlier it isn’t just the actual cost of
renting you have to take into account. If your commuting into Manchester travel
costs have to be accounted for. If we look at Wigan and Rochdale the costs of
the commute will differ even if the rents are on a par. Rochdale is an easy
15-minute train ride away. Wigan on the other hand is a more arduous and
expensive 50-minute commute.
Student friendly city
Students studying in the city will find plenty of good value
accommodation in Manchester itself. There are over 80,000 students studying in
the area and the city is well geared up to provide everything they need.
There are three excellent universities in Manchester and
there are many private landlords providing all the accommodation needed. And at
very reasonable rents.
We mentioned commuting from towns like Rochdale earlier.
Wherever you choose to rent in Manchester the one thing you can be sure of is
that you’ll benefit from great public transport. There are around 200 train and
tram stations, extensive city-wide bus services and one of the best road networks
in the UK. This brilliant transport system allows you to look further afield
for the best property.
Fantastic properties to choose from
There is such a great variety and number of rental
properties to choose from in Manchester. And you can find the best choice at
MakeUrMove. Click here
to search our list of rentals in the city.