Why Manchester?

Manchester is a great place to live and work and has been voted the most liveable city in the UK

With its vibrant city centre, cultural venues and access to first class learning; there is something to suit every lifestyle in Manchester.

As a city that embodies the spirit of pioneers, where innovation thrives, culture blossoms, and heritage runs deep, uncover the secret behind Manchester’s enduring charm, plentiful green spaces and its promise of an even brighter future in this short video.

A strong investment

Manchester has many compelling reasons why it represents a sound investment:

  • A strong economy
  • Prosperous job opportunities
  • Robust capital value
  • High rental yields +6%
  • Solid house price forecasts

Strong house price forecast

Manchester house prices are set to increase on average +19.3% pa over the next 4 years to 2027.*

*source: JLL Big Six Residential Development Report, Winter 2022/23

Highest economic growth

Manchester is set to see the highest annual house price growth of +5%**

**source: JLL Big Six Residential Development Report, Winter 2022/23

Strong demand for housing

The overall volume of residential properties under construction has fallen from 14,480 in 2018 to 10,717 in 2021 which is further fuelling a strong demand for housing in Manchester.***

***Deloitte Manchester Crane Survey 2022

A great place to live

Manchester has long cemented itself as a great place to live, with it thriving city centre, a vibrant music and cultural scene, world-renowned shopping and restaurants; there’s something to suit every lifestyle.

Greater Manchester was ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2021 among the world’s most liveable cities. It was the highest ranking UK city at 54th place ahead of London.*

The city was recently selected as Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2023**

*source: JLL Residential Forecasts report, 2021

**source: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/northwest-england/manchester


The UK’s second city with (1,257,000 jobs). Over 80% of FTSE 100 companies have a presence in Manchester, including Google, BBC, Adidas and Unilever.


Manchester has the UK’s 2nd largest regional city economy at over £73 billion.* The economy is also predicted to grow by 6.5% in 2022 against a 10-year average of 3.4%.**

*source: Dataloft, Centre for Cities, **source: Avison Young

Tech hub

Manchester has been voted as the UK’s leading regional tech city.

CBRE, 2022

First-class educational hub

Home to 3 universities (University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford), as well as the Royal Northern College of Music and the Northern Ballet School.


Excellent transport links across the country and only 2 hours to London by train. The international airport situated 24 mins from the city centre, and flies to over 220 global destinations.

A cultural hotbed

Home to museums, galleries, music performing arts venues including Factory International – a world-class space for arts and culture.