Located 4 miles from Manchester city centre, Chorlton has much to offer those looking for a comfortable place to live. The area is home to some of the trendiest restaurants and boutiques and tends to be populated by liberal-minded residents. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about this area of Manchester.
Buying in Chorlton isn’t the cheapest option. According to Zoopla, the average house price in the area is £306,172, which is much higher than the £188,096 average across Greater Manchester. The area contains a range of housing stock, with a variety of different sizes and styles of buildings. Many larger properties have been converted into apartments. The average price of a flat in Chorlton is £178,684, with terraced housing selling for around £292,000. A large four-bedroom Victorian house on Beech Rd or Edge Lane will typically be priced from £330,000 to £500,000.
Chorlton is very well connected via three Metrolink stations at Barlow Moor Road, St Werburgh’s Road and Chorlton itself. There are a large number of different bus routes which connect the area with surrounding suburbs and the city centre. The M60, M6 and M56 motorways are just a short drive away along fast A-roads, which makes the area ideal for those who commute by car. Manchester airport is around a 20-minute drive to the south.
The area is home to a number of excellent schools. Following a recent Ofsted report, Chorlton C-of-E, Chorlton Park Primary School, Brookburn Community School and the Islamic High School for Girls were all rated as outstanding. Local primary schools Oswald Road and Barlow Hall were both rated as good.
Amenities and Events
Chorlton is home to some of the best pubs in Manchester. If you fancy a little tipple, pubs such as The Beech, Horse and Jockey, and Laundrette on Beech Road are the perfect places to quench your thirst. The area is also home to trendy cocktail bars such as Dulcimer and Man Bites Frog.
If getting out and about is more your thing, then Chorlton has no shortage of green spaces to enjoy. Chorlton Park is located to the south of Chorlton heading towards Didsbury, while to the west you will find the larger Longford Park, which features a zoo, lake and golf course.
Throughout the year, there are a number of cultural events which take place in Chorlton. In April, the Chorlton Big Green Happening occurs. This free festival offers a fashion show and clothes swap, local food and drink, music, a vinyl sale and yoga and dancing classes. The Chorlton Arts Festival is usually held during one of the May bank holiday weekends, and features film screenings, live music, poetry, and stand up comedy. Every November, the area hosts the Chorlton Book Festival, which features contemporary writers and poets reading and discussing their work.
So, if you are looking for a property which is in a hip and happening part of the city, Chorlton could be the perfect place for you!