Shared Ownership in Manchester
Amplify Apartments, Salford Quays, M50
The stunning scenery, waterside sunsets and top transport links of Salford Quays has cemented it as the property hotspot of the city. With transport links that put you at the heart of the Northern gateway and Media City quite literally on your doorstep, Salford Quays is the place to be. From exciting enterprises including ITV, Missguided and Ericsson relocating to this exciting corner of Manchester, you can bet business is booming in this urban oasis. Featuring luxury contemporary design, high-spec finishes and a desirable location, Amplify Apartments puts you at the heart of the action in Salford Quays.
Standish Grange, Standish, WN6
These 2 & 3 bedroom homes are enriched by the vast green spaces surrounding them, with woodlands, reservoirs and lakes to explore on your doorstep. Rivington Pike is just one of the walking destinations you can hike to in Standish and marvel at the tremendous peaks and troughs of Greater Manchester from high up on the pennines. And with the historically endearing village life of Standish closeby, you can do your shopping nestled amongst Tudor architecture and quaint cobbled high streets.
Lowton Heath Phase 2, Lowton, WA3
Scrolling through autumnal Instagram you’d have to be following some pretty niche pages to have avoided the tsunami of snaps taken in pumpkin patches. Hat-, glove- and coated up with a wheelbarrow in shot? It’s a good chance this was in Lowton! Not only great for a ‘gram cam, Lowton is surrounded in farmers’ fields, plentiful fresh produce markets and a tranquil country park for crisp morning walks. Lowton Heath offers 2 & 3 bedroom homes for couples and families just starting out who are attracted by the number of schools and copious outdoor space to get lost in. Situated off the East Lancashire Road, you’re just a short drive from Liverpool or Manchester, whichever direction takes your fancy.
Radclyffe Gardens, Oldham, OL9
If there’s one reason to move to Oldham it is certainly the blend of the urban and rural that outer Manchester regions offer. Wake up and draw the curtains to Bronte-esque views of rolling valleys and windswept moors while knowing you are a 15 minute tram ride from Manchester City Centre and it’s booming metropolis. Oldham does just that, with Dovestone reservoir around the corner, backdropped by a grandeur of waterways and bounding hills, as well as Daisy Nook Country Park sending you down winding waterside paths through the Medlock Valley. There is something quite breathtaking around the outskirts of this town. And with these spacious 2 to 4 bedroom homes just 20 minutes down Broadway to Manchester, you can enjoy both sides of the coin!
Minehead Apartments, Withington, M20 - Over 55s
These contemporary apartments are situated just half a mile from the bustling Burton Road, the beating heart of South Manchester, where you will find yourself spoilt for choice with excellent restaurants, cosy pubs and sophisticated bars - although there is a handy onsite cafe for residents to relax and soak up the community vibe of this development. Each newly built home boasts high-spec, modern eco-features, making them inexpensive to heat and maintain. The 54 apartments are perfect for single occupants or couples looking to downsize and enjoy the generous green spaces of the nearby parks and nature reserves, or take advantage of the short journey into central Manchester. Receive £500 towards legal fees if reserved before Christmas.
Rose Meadows, Tyldesey, M29
Nestled in the foothills of the West Pennines, Tyldesley is brimming with history and its own sense of community. Just 8.9 miles from the city of Manchester and closeby to the East Lanc Road getting to and from the city is a breeze. With direct bus routes and just 15 mins from the M60 hopping around Greater Manchester couldn’t be easier here. With the Trafford Centre just 20 minutes away and nearby Wigan providing the goods when it comes to shopping, if you don’t mind yourself some retail therapy, a move to Rose Meadows is certainly a contender. The 2 & 3 bedroom cosy contemporary homes are situated near several Outstanding Ofsted Schools, making it a real winner if you’re hunting for a place to settle down with the kids.
Rothwell’s Farm, Golborne, WA3
As the name suggests, Rothwell’s Farm in Golborne near Wigan is somewhere you can really start to unwind. The area of Golborne is girdled in spacious farm land and agriculture that has been passed down for generations. Taking life a little more at its own pace, Golborne’s calming atmosphere and stretch of meadows and paddocks is the perfect family environment. With the nearby town of Leigh providing all the amenities you could need from shops to cinema to a golf course, there’s much to be said about these 3 bedroom family homes at Rothwell’s Farm.
Bakersfield, Wigan, WN2
Approximately 3 miles outside of Wigan and wrapped in the rural landscape surrounding the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Bakersfield is a great little place to really settle down with the future rolling out ahead. The 3 & 4 bedroom homes here tick all the boxes for families, with the close-knit residential location giving a real self of security and community. And while the neighbourhood is a real winner, trips to Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport, Bolton or Wigan are a short trip down the M60. With these homes being quickly snapped up by first-time buyers thanks to the 2.5 stories and spacious interior, this little gem of a development is definitely a top 10 worthy contestant.
New Islington, Manchester, M4
If you really want a property in the city - and when we say Manchester we mean Manchester - this unique development peaking over the canal in New Islington is one of a kind. Smack, bang in the centre of Manchester’s growing hub of Ancoats with its own plethora of top-pick eateries and pop-ups, Piercey Street is just a short walk from the centre of Manchester - perfect for a slice of city living in this thriving region on the cusp of the famed Northern Quarter. This place has character, unbeatable convenience and home to a great community of young professionals soaking in modern city living. It’s a real flux of Manchester’s most contemporary and comfortable living, located on the setting of the Canal Marina on the northern region of the city centre’s fringe.
Scholar’s Field, Wythenshawe, M22
Renowned as the city’s greenest estate and now with a direct tram to and from the airport, Wythenshawe is regarded as one of the best regions to set down your roots in the Manchester area. Just 8 miles from the city centre and impeccably linked to the city through trams, trains and bus routes, it’s the perfect commuter spot. The area, recently coined “the new Didsbury”, is experiencing extensive regeneration and somewhat of a property boom. With investors and house hunters alike snapping up homes all over this area, the modern allure of Scholar’s Field two bedroom homes is a tempting steal in an exciting, sought-after area.
Living with Manchester
Enduringly cool and leftfield, Manchester has always strum to its own beat with a knack for letting the good times roll. And there’s never been a better time to buy a slice of the action - forgotten areas of the city are being spruced up with inventive restaurants, cultural centres and slick flats, and old-time institutions, like the Victoria Baths, have been reinvigorated and now play host to some cracking fairs and festivals.
Why you should buy a shared ownership property in Manchester
Manchester’s legendary music scene - that spawned The Stone Roses, Oasis and the notorious nightclub, The Hacienda - continues its national domination with flagship live music venues and fun-centric bars staging new bands and artists. Its culinary map is more complex than ever, and regular shiny new openings mean you’ll never get bored or go hungry. The arts scene is well and truly alive too – classic art galleries like the revamped Whitworth art gallery have been joined by offbeat arts venues, such as HOME, and if you mosey on over to the Northern Quarter, don’t miss the impressive street art that’ll doll up your Instagram account. Elsewhere, the Lowry theatre showcases a clutch of West-End-worthy productions, and Manchester’s big gun museums rival London’s top sights.
There’s the Manchester Museum, with its thought-provoking collections of Egyptian artefacts and a fossilised T-Rex; the National Football Museum and City and United’s grounds where you can book behind-the-scenes tours; and the Chetham’s Library – the oldest public library in the English-speaking world - is an extraordinary place to leaf through medieval manuscripts and materials.
Part-buy Part-rent Manchester
When it comes to commuting and getting around, Manchester’s a doddle. It has a very walkable urban centre, but the transport links in place make darting from one side to the other very easy: there’s the free ‘hop on hop off bus’ that whips passengers between rail stations, shopping areas and the hubs of business, whilst a comprehensive bus, metrolink (tram) and train network ferries locals to all corners of the city. Sounds good eh? Which is exactly why many people want to put roots down here.
Few UK cities possess a more infectious pull than this northern kingpin – so if you’re thinking of buying a property here, let out a collective cheer: you can with shared ownership in Manchester, and there are dozens of developments scattered around. Look to the student-centric suburb of Withington, and you’ll find plush, modern two-bed apartments where the natural light streams in and kitchen islands make for perfect party props.
Within the development, residents have access to an onsite treatment room for wellbeing and a hip café with parquet flooring and bare bulbs. Head to Reddish, and you’ll find former warehouses converted into characterful flats, with high brick walls and huge windows. In Burnage, meanwhile, there are smart apartments with all mod cons and immaculate gardens.