Salford as a place to live

Sitting right next door to Manchester, the city of Salford covers 37 square miles and with five districts namely; Eccles, Worsley, Irlam Cadishead, Swinton and Pendlebury within its boundary.

Salford’s closeness to Manchester city centre makes it an important part of the economy and culture that is driving England’s northwest forward.

Sighted mainly around Salford Quays, some notable aspects of Salford include;

– The Lowry Museum – with the largest free collection of L S Lowry’s work
– The Imperial War Museum North
– MediaCityUK development: Creating a globally important home for creative, digital and media industries. This 36 acre site is home to BBC North and the University of Salford who have opened a campus for 700 students and staff. ITV have started to move in with the new Coronation Street set currently under construction.
– Theatres, galleries, designer shopping, river cruises, museums, modern architecture, watersports, football, cricket, plus a range of quality hotels.

Sports enthusiasts have world famous football, rugby and cricket to choose from. Salford City Stadium is home to top-flight teams from rugby league, Salford City Reds, and rugby union, Sale Sharks, with Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire Cricket Club both within kicking distance of the city.

From an outdoor recreation perspective, over half the city is made up of green spaces and features forests, nature reserves, mosslands, parklands and picturesque villages. There are hundreds of acres of beautiful park with a variety of wildlife habitats. Salford has the UK’s only orange canal, wetland, ponds and a fishing lake.

Due to Salford’s closeness to the city of Manchester transport links are excellent with access to the region via the Metrolink, numerous railway stations and interlinking bus routes. Salford is also very close to the motorways network, national rail links and Manchester airport.

Educationally, Salford is well served, notably by the following;

– Beis Yaakov High School: The most successful school in Salford at GCSE, with 90% of the pupils gaining five or more GCSEs at A*–C grade including maths and English.
– Bridgewater School: The most successful at A–level.
– The University of Salford is one of four universities in Greater Manchester with over 19,000 students.

Other places to live in Greater Manchester

Whilst this page focuses on Salford, why not take a look at some of the other places to live in Greater Manchester.

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