Over the last few years Manchester has quickly risen to the top of many surveys and reports on the best places to live in the UK. This energetic city in the heart of Lancashire is first choice for many young 20-somethings; it’s taken the digital age by storm and there are many professional opportunities available. House prices are significantly more affordable than in the south but are rising quickly. There’s been a lot of money spent on regeneration of the city centre over the last 15 years, and as such there’s a plethora of pubs, bars and clubs available. Not only that, but Manchester is home to some of the best restaurants in the region.
The city appeared in 2nd place in both The Telegraph’s ‘Best Places to Work’ survey, and Glassdoor’s ‘Best Towns & Cities to Work In’ report. It was voted the 17th safest city in the ‘Unbroken Britain’ report, and the 9th best place to be single in The Independent’s study.