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Advice On Buying Manchester Flat (Castlefield/centre And South Manc)

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Hi new to the forum and hoping to get some advice on some Manchester flats.

I am moving to Manchester later in the year, for a mix of work and personal reasons, however I don't know the area that well and am currently working abroad so can't do much in person.

Basically I am looking for a quiet (as much as can be in the city area!) area/development, this is why I had in mind older/more established developments. Also somewhere that is reasonably safe, both for general day to day life and as I am abroad a fair bit a secure place (for this reason will be buying a flat). Easy access to town needed. Budget up to 180k or so.

I have had a couple of recommendations on developments, any info or thought appreciated, especially if you have lived there or know anyone who has. Have linked to some properties just so you know where I am talking about as I don't know the city well

1.) The flats in Lower Byrom Street by the science museum - older development, all flats have garages. This is a typical one bedroom: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48388378.html

2.) The art deco block off the Wilmslow road (Fallowfield?): Appleby lodge: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34066629.html

3.) Older block flats in Didsbury: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43423823.html

Anyone other suggestions for quiet/more "mature" developments of flat in Manchester Central or South of the Centre?

Thanks in advance for reading and advice/thought welcome

Cromp

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Basically I am looking for a quiet (as much as can be in the city area!) area/development, this is why I had in mind older/more established developments. Also somewhere that is reasonably safe, both for general day to day life and as I am abroad a fair bit a secure place (for this reason will be buying a flat). Easy access to town needed. Budget up to 180k or so.

I have had a couple of recommendations on developments, any info or thought appreciated, especially if you have lived there or know anyone who has. Have linked to some properties just so you know where I am talking about as I don't know the city well

1.) The flats in Lower Byrom Street by the science museum - older development, all flats have garages. This is a typical one bedroom: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48388378.html

I've got to admit liking no.1 for position in Spinningfields - but a lot depends on your future plans (family). (I've not yet looked at the links for the other locations).

There was a time I did a lot of looking into those places, and the similar ones around the corner. (I know a woman who bought a smarter one on the run around the corner, many years ago). More appealing to me, than many of the standard tall block apartments. And it's all close/around that centre-green-park area. (ahh.. looked it up... St Johns Gardens). For that part of central Manchester... and there's so few non high-rise apartments in Central Manchester.-

I was still tracking those apartments from just a while ago.. got a few in my RM favourites...

2013 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-27148491.html

2012-2014 Hmm still looks live. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-39331913.html

2013 Repo (but pics gone now) http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37757359.html

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For the City.. (and then all the transport-links if you want to go Didsbury etc) I like them - those, and the others all around St Johns Gardens. Small scale vs large apartment blocks surrounding.

Quiet/tucked away in the City.. with the high-rises all around... so few of them, but I do prefer the look of the other ones road facing, vs the ones that go into the pathed area.. but they're still okay... at the right price, imo.

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I live in a flat around Slate Wharf (which I rent). If I was going to buy a flat in the city it would definitely be around the Castlefield and maybe Spinningfields area. It's a bit quieter and more tucked away in this part of the city center.

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