Manchester offers the best of both worlds, a vibrant world city, two hours by train from London but with the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District just over an hour away. The city is well served by transport, with regular train connections across the UK and Manchester International Airport providing direct flights to all major European cities. It’s easy to get around in the city due to its comprehensive bus, tram and local train network.

As far as setting up home in Manchester and Trafford goes, there are properties at a wide range of price points to rent or buy. From city to suburban to rural living, there’s something for all tastes: amazing city penthouses, contemporary apartments, Victoria terraces, semi-detached houses and traditional family homes.

It’s also a great place to learn. With the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester boasts Europe's largest urban higher education precinct. Equally, Manchester and Trafford are home to a variety of great schools and colleges.

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