Salford

If you’re looking for a place to live that has plenty of opportunity for both work and play, look no further than Salford. This metropolitan borough in the North West of England is home to over 240,000 people and boasts world-class universities, top schools, and lively nightlife. Whether you’re just starting out on your own or have a growing family, there’s something for everyone in Salford. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at what makes Salford such an amazing place to live.

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Best places to live in Salford

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Where is Salford?

Salford is located in the North West of England, right next to Greater Manchester. It’s only a 20-minute train ride from the centre of Manchester and has excellent transport links to other parts of Britain.

Areas in Salford

Some areas are better suited for students or young professionals while others are ideal if you have children. Here’s our rundown on the best and worst areas of Salford:

  • The heart of Salford is home to the University of Salford, as well as plenty of bars and clubs. It’s perfect for young people who want a lively nightlife.
  • If you’re looking for an urban area with all the amenities that come with it, then you should consider living in the city centre or one of the inner suburbs such as Pendleton or Ordsall. These areas are close to the universities and have great public transport links.
  • If you’re looking for somewhere with great schools, try Swinton or Walkden. Both are located on the outskirts of Salford and have some of the best schools in the area.
  • If you’re after something more rural, head to Eccles or Worsley. They both have beautiful countryside surroundings and are ideal if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Universities in Salford

Salford is home to two universities – the University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University.

The University of Salford is located in the heart of the city, whilst Manchester Metropolitan University has campuses in both Salford and Manchester.

Both universities are highly rated and offer a range of courses to suit all needs.

Both universities are highly ranked, with The University of Salford being placed in the top 150 universities in the world, and Manchester Metropolitan University is ranked as the 48th best university in the UK.

Top Schools in Salford

There are plenty of great schools located throughout Salford. Swinton and Walkden have some of the best schools in the area, but there are also good schools located in Eccles, Worsley and Pendlebury.

Some of the best schools in Salford are:

Walkden High School – A secondary academy school located in Walkden. The school was rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2015 and has a student population of around 1900 pupils.

Buile Hill Visual Arts College – An outstanding, mixed-gender comprehensive located near Eccles town centre. It is associated with Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford. The school has around 1000 pupils enrolled.

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School – A mixed-gender secondary academy located in Swinton with a student population of about 1200 pupils. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the school is situated close to local amenities and transport links into Manchester city centre.

Swinton Holy Trinity CE Primary School – A small primary school located in Swinton with a student population of around 250 pupils. Rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, the school has a reputation for being a friendly and welcoming place to learn.

Population of Salford

The population of Salford is around 232,000 people. The borough is made up of a mix of urban and rural areas, with the city centre being the most densely populated.

 

Reviews in Salford

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Good apartments let down by property management

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Review Date Apr 2024

The local area is great. Stone’s throw away from most shops, bars and restaurants. However, very busy to drive and difficult or pricey parking.

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Good development with nice apartments. Gym has a broken water fountain and instead of fixing it, was just taken away. Letting agent and property management is very poor compared to other buildings. False promises were made in order to sign contract regarding parking. Much more difficult to work with than other developers such as Vita or Saville.

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Parking situation. Property management team being such a letdown too.

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Respond quickly but are difficult to work with. They make you pay even for the smallest damage in compared to other developers.

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The design of the building is good

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Review Date Apr 2024

The view is lovely, it’s convenient to get to the city centre, there is a park and many shops nearby

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The design of the building is good, the view is nice, location is great, the flat has a decent amount of storage and great natural light, the concierge and facilities are good but they are out of service a lot or only available at specific time periods which is inconvenient.

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That there is no recycling which was advertised. This seriously needs to be implemented.

limited availability of the spa facilities and the cinema rooms

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The view from the flat (peel park & media city) and sunset view

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Really nice apartments in a great area for amenities and travel

Review Date Apr 2024

Travel links are close by, parking onsite but that’s at a cost of course, bin rooms are always clean, bin chutes are sometimes messy due to gross tenants but what can you do lol, gym and cinema room are also always pristine

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really nice apartments in a great area for amenities and travel, gym onsite and also a cinema room are great features too, 24 hour staff onsite also!

there isn’t a lot of noise pollution outside which is pretty decent, the windows are nice and thick so you don’t hear anything even if there was

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I’d like to have known about the screaming kids next door running up and down the hallway

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I’d say my room I guess? I used to be in block A and my room was tiny but I’m in block B now

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Good location

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Review Date Apr 2024

The place is neat and clean. It’s easy to get used to. The staff are friendly. It’s close to the subway station. There’s a supermarket and a fitness room nearby

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The management company is very user-friendly and offers different activities. Every colleague is polite and smiling and explains clearly. yǒu yīdìng de shèshī tígōng
The fitness room is relatively small but the clubhouse facilities provide certain facilities.

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It is necessary to have a clear understanding of the cleanliness and completeness of the facilities in each house and to understand the issue of parking spaces.

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Clear and courteous, will follow up and reply on time

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