Directly west of Manchester city centre, partially bordered by the River Irwell, lies Salford; one of the most changing cities in the North West. Home to the popular The Lowry museum and bustling MediaCityUK, the city has everything including its own leading UK University – The University of Salford. Due to its close proximity to Manchester city centre and its historical significance, Salford is an important part of the economy and culture that is driving the North West forward.
With a population of over 200,000 there is a good mixture of families, professionals and student residents. With a varied demographic make-up, there is no shortage of things to do in and around Salford, both natural and man-made. Whether it’s long walks along the waterways or watersides, or within the 18 square miles of countryside and parks on offer, or key visitor attractions such as The Lowry complex to watch a performance, dine or shop.
Salford student accommodation
The main borough of Salford including Broughton, Pendleton, Kersal and Seedley are particularly popular areas for student living due to their closeness to the University, as well as transport links to both the University, MediaCityUK and Manchester city centre. There are tram lines running along Eccles New Road that run from the neighbouring Eccles town centre to MediaCityUK then through to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station, along with a bus (No. 50) which provides free travel with a student card. With the University also having a MediaCityUK campus for the large number of media style courses on offer, this handy travel system is important to ensure students can get to classes easily and stress free. The 36 acre MediaCityUK site is home to BBC North, ITV and of course – Coronation Street, so there is no better place to study for a media qualification!
Salford is also home to one of the major teaching hospitals, formally known as Hope Hospital, before it underwent a huge transformation and extension and is now renamed Salford Royal Hospital.
In and around Salford centre
Within the centre of the main borough of Salford, there is a busy shopping centre which is host to a large number of main high street stores as well as small independent stores, ranging from food to household to clothing. Here you will also find a large Tesco Superstore, Aldi and Lidl supermarkets for all your food shopping.
If more up-market stores are your thing, then you can jump on a tram or one of the many number of buses to The Lowry which is full of designer outlet stores and a vibrant food court, alongside which there is also a VUE cinema to catch the latest movie with friends. As The Lowry is at the heart of MediaCityUK, surrounding the shopping centre are several restaurants including popular names such as The Botanist, The Alchemist and Nandos.
If the outdoors is what you are looking for, then just 5 miles from Salford Shopping City, through Broughton and crossing the border to Manchester, is Heaton Park. With over 600 acres to cover, it is a great space for exercising and fresh air. There are also playgrounds for children, sports activities on offer and even rowing boats and pedalos to hire during the Spring and Summer months.
Salford is well known for its academic and business talent, especially since the development of MediaCityUK at the turn of the century. There are still ongoing regeneration programmes happening across the city to deliver some exciting new developments and schemes for the city. There are also a number of new property developments underway, with a large one taking place at the once historic Castle Irwell Student accommodation space in Broughton, which is being transformed into a range of 2, 3 and 4 bed new build houses.
Why Mistoria should be your Salford estate agents of choice
Salford brings a perfect mix of urban and waterfront environments that makes this area an ideal place to live, work, invest and visit. With plenty to see and do on any occasion, Mistoria Estate Agents enjoy being in the mix of this city and having been established in Salford for over 10 years, have seen first-hand the huge growth during this time. With such a firm-footing and more than a decade working in Salford’s property market, Mistoria Estate Agents Salford are best placed to help you buy, sell or rent a property in Salford. Our team not only work in the city, but also live here too. We therefore understand the make-up and rhythm of the city; its different suburbs and villages, the people, the energy and what makes Salford a unique place to live.
Whatever your property requirement, contact our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable Salford estate agents by calling 0800 500 3015 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.