North West England

North West England is one England’s nine official regions. It is made up of Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. This corner of the UK is its third most-populated region, with Manchester and Liverpool its two principal cities. 550,000 people live in Manchester and 500,000 in Liverpool, according to estimates for 2019. Boasting stunning scenery in the Lake District and Peak District, the region also offers lively urban areas with a rich industrial, sporting and cultural heritage and a strong economic outlook.

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Salford in North West England

Where is North West England?

North West England describes the region to the south of the Scottish border and west of Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East of England. It is bordered to the south by the East and West Midlands regions.

North West England regions

North West England is made up of five main regions. We take a look at each of these below.

Lancashire

The county of Lancashire sits below Cumbria, bordered to the east by North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, and to the south by Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Although the county town is Lancaster, the city of Preston is the administrative centre of the county.

Historically, Lancashire included Manchester and Liverpool, making it a manufacturing powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution. However, its boundaries were significantly changed in 1974, losing what became Greater Manchester and Merseyside, as well as its northern section to what became Cumbria.

The Lake District in Cumbria, North West England

Cumbria

Renowned for its rugged scenery, Cumbria is England’s third-largest county, but also one of the most sparsely-populated. The Lake District National Park falls within its boundaries, as well as parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it a popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts and sightseers.

The county town of Cumbria is Carlisle. The county’s northern edge forms the Scottish border, with Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Lancashire bordering to the south and east. Its westerly coastline faces the Irish Sea.

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester was formed as a county in 1974, incorporating parts of the historic Cheshire, Lancashire and West Riding of Yorkshire counties. It includes the metropolitan boroughs of Wigan, Tameside, Trafford, Rochdale, Stockport, Oldham, Bolton and Bury, as well as Manchester and Salford.

Successfully building on its industrial past, Greater Manchester as a region has forged a new identity around thriving media and digital sectors, as well as world-famous sports teams/facilities and its music scene.

Liverpool in North West England

Merseyside

Also created in 1974, the county of Merseyside constitutes the five metropolitan boroughs of Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens and the city of Liverpool. The county is largely urban in terms of land usage, with some semi-rural and rural areas.

Merseyside gets its name from the Mersey Estuary, which splits the region in two. The city of Liverpool sits on the northen bank of the river, with regular ferry services connecting to Birkenhead and the Wirral on the southern side.

Cheshire

The county of Cheshire is a mostly rural region, along with major urban areas such as its principal city Cheshire and other centres such as Crewe, Macclesfield and Runcorn. Its economy is diverse, and includes the agricultural, financial, tourism and automotive sectors.

The county’s best-known exports include Cheshire Cheese, silk and salt – which has been mined in the area since Roman times. This has led to a thriving chemical industry in the region, which now includes the Essar Refinery at Ellesmere Port.

Population of North West England

The population of North West England was estimated at 7.3 million in 2019, according to figures from datacommons.org. Ethnicity of residents predominantly identify as ‘White’, with almost 5% ‘South Asian’ and just over 1% ‘Black’. However, Manchester and Liverpool are two of the most diverse cities in Europe.

North West England Cities

The largest cities in North West England are Manchester and Liverpool. Other cities in the region include Carlisle, Chester, Lancaster, Preston and Salford.

Reviews in North West England

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Modern Building, Great Location & Friendly Staff

Review Date May 2022

Everything important in the city center is within walking distance, be it museums, restaurants or university buildings. Bus and tram stations are very close, and so are supermarkets and malls. A very quiet area with not many cars passing by on the street.

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The building management is excellent! The staff is very kind and helpful, especially Ms. Karolina, who is the friendliest receptionist I have ever met! Whenever I had mail that I was unable to pick up, she was always there to receive it for me.
The design inside the apartments is spacey and homey, with big living rooms and fully furnished kitchens. The only complaint I would have is a minor one – the fixed shower heads are hard to get used to, but obviously not impossible to use.

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I wish I had known there are no storage spaces in the building, not even small spaces for storing cardboard boxes.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They are always quick to listen and help out. They always take note of noise complaints.

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A cozy apartment with a great location

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Review Date May 2022

The building is in a great location. Everything is within waking distance and it’s very close to the shopping center and grocery stores. Although it is a safe neighborhood with a trustworthy concierge, I would appreciate if there was security at night and during the weekends.

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It’s a very modern design and I appreciative that there is a balcony with a nice view. The apartment is very spacious yet cozy. The building has quite an organized system and Karolina, the concierge is very helpful. She provides a safe and welcoming atmosphere to the building. She give her all to the building, making sure that it is within the highest quality.

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I wish I had known about the ongoing construction as it is quite noisy and distracting in the morning.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

There has not been any issues yet. Although the building has an application that helps address any problems.

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Sad to say we are leaving

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Review Date May 2022

I like the convenience of the co-op, the Morrisons the tram, it’s two stops from St Peters square. You are close to everything and I like the convenience of it.

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We moved from London, but from when we immediately met other residents who were friendly and helped us move in. There are really good people here in this building. Building is safe, secure, comfortable. I will not miss the main road but I will miss the people on the team. In terms of having a pram and going into town it’s perfect here. Moving on to find something more child-friendly with regards to garden space.

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There is nothing I wish I had known before moving in.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Never had any issues any time I have ever needed anything the team has been really helpful.

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homely and comfortable feeling to the whole building

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Review Date May 2022

The building is a close walk into the city center which is perfect for a social life and also a 2 minuet walk from the tram stop helps me a lot with getting to and from work.
I have had no problems since moving in but any queries I have had have been dealt with right away from staff. The lounge is a great place to do work rather than doing it in my apartment, I love the ambitious atmosphere around the building from the other residents.
Its also great having access to a gym which is rarely busy.

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A very homely and comfortable feeling to the whole building, and is a great place to make good friends! The staff are very approachable and always around to answer any questions you may have. Hannah and Emmanuel always so accommodating and have a very warm welcoming feeling whenever I walk past the desk.

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Nothing

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I have had little minor maintenance problems in the past that get sorted the same day or day after.

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