Last edited 10 Mar 2021

The Best Places to Live in the North West of England


[edit] Introduction

Despite the occasionally questionable weather and the misinformed general feeling that it is a bit grim ‘up North’, there is a certain character and charm to the North West that continues to draw people in from far and wide. With plenty of property developments popping up in the area, it is easy to see just why it has become such a popular place for those looking to make a move, or invest in property.

[edit] Manchester

Famous, or perhaps infamous, for its sports, culture, and music scene, Manchester is the undisputed capital of the North, despite what nearby rivals Liverpool might contend. Still home to some of the most famous venues in the country, Manchester is the best place to live if the London lifestyle is required without the price tag.

As for the housing market, new developments are constantly popping up, both in the city centre and surrounding areas. So, it is safe to say that there will be ample choice if a move to this magnificent city is on the cards. If city-centre property prices seem too high, then worry not as there are plenty of reasonably priced properties only a few short miles out. Areas like Newton Heath are a quick drive or commute away from all the action.

[edit] Liverpool

The North’s other famous city is the equally wonderful Liverpool. Home to Tate Liverpool, the Fab Four, and a vibrant create community, there are plenty of reasons why this city is so fabulous to live in – not to mention its thriving job market.

Surprisingly, even city-centre living is a reasonable goal in the city as there are numerous flats available close to the popular Liverpool One centre and prices which are usually only seen a commuting distance away.

[edit] Birmingham

While it is not in the North West proper, get far enough down south and people will say that Birmingham is in the North until they are blue in the face, so it only seems right to include it. The true second city of the country, in terms of size at least, the sheer number of people making the move here from London should be reason enough to mark it as one of the best places to live ‘up North’.

[edit] Cheshire

The playground of footballers and their significant others, Cheshire is to the North West what Essex is to the South. However, no one can deny its beauty and glamour and the draw of its quaint villages filled with stunning properties.

Often featured on ‘most desirable places to live’ lists, and with historic cities like Chester, it is one that is worth the investment if buyers have the cash to spare.

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