Looking for affordable properties in Manchester? With Manchester City Council on the cusp of launching the Manchester Mortgage Scheme (aimed at helping first time buyers get on the property ladder), now could be a good time to take a look at what’s on the market.
Here, we take a look at the areas of Greater Manchester which are best for those in search of flats and houses for sale at or under the national average house price of £161,677.
Here are Our Top Five Locations for Affordable Homes in Manchester
Manchester City Centre
No, we’re not pulling your leg! There are flats for sale in Manchester city centre under the national average house price. Try Regents Court on Oldham Street for starters. The Northern Quarter boasts one bedroom apartments for around £129,000, along with funky bars, clubs, shops and restaurants. There’s a distinctly bohemian feel to this particular area.
Located in the south of the city, Northenden is a stone’s throw from Didsbury but far less expensive. This particular area benefits from brilliant bus services (you can be in the city centre within 30 minutes), easy access to the M60 Ring Road and plenty of shops, amenities, restaurants and riverside walks. A new build two bedroom flat in Northenden currently costs around £120,000.
Leafy and lively, this is one of the most popular places to live in Manchester. Properties for sale in Chorlton do tend to be a bit pricier than their Northenden counterparts but again, it’s not as expensive to buy here as it is to purchase a home in Didsbury. Chorlton is often disregarded by those unfamiliar with Manchester as it has a reputation for being exclusive and expensive. However, do a little research, hit a few local estate agents and you’ll find there are some more affordable houses for sale in Chorlton. A one bedroom flat on the popular Whitelow Road costs around £125,000.
Neighboured with Fallowfield, Withington is technically studentsville, although to not quite the same extent. You’ll find more in the way of family homes here, and some excellent ex-local authority houses and flats. It’s a vibrant area, full of pubs, independent bars, shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s also a winner if you want an easy commute to the middle of Manchester. The Curry Mile is a short distance away and you’ll also enjoy easy access to Didsbury’s trendy bars, pubs and restaurants. Withingon is one of those areas which has its own benefits and enjoys those of its immediate neighbours. A one bedroom flat in a Victorian conversion on Wilmslow Road costs around £90,000.
Cheadle is a great place to look if you’re hunting for affordable homes for sale in Manchester. It’s an area that continues to thrive, thanks to its southern location, huge range of housing options, great transport links and bustling village. Pretty self-sufficient, Cheadle has a large village with all the shops you need day to day and plenty of amenities, including an excellent swimming pool. It’s a big hit with younger and older families. It’s possible to pick up a three bedroom house in Cheadle for around £130,000.
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