Tag: This is the place

Manchester is known for its unique sense of civic pride. But people are mainly proud and passionate about the place and community they live in. Here’s why…

Sep 05
This is the place: Walkden is now one of the most sought-after suburbs in the UK

The area now known as Walkden is historically part of the township of Worsley in the…

Jul 19
This is the place: Marple is the pub walk mecca of Greater Manchester

The ‘jewel of the Cheshire Alps’ Marple is absolutely ‘marpleous‘ for walkers who like…

Mar 21
This is the place: the Heatons are a sought-after spot for families and young professionals

The Four Heatons – Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel and Heaton Norris…

Feb 29
This is the place: why sleepy little Boothstown is a hub of community and activity

A thriving community spirit is one of the things which stands out when you spend even…

Jan 10
This is the place: why New Islington is now the best place to live in Manchester city centre

New Islington is a modern new neighbourhood in Manchester city centre boasting a…

Nov 10
This is the place: Ramsbottom is one of the best places to live in the UK

According to The Sunday Times, Ramsbottom isn’t just one of the best places to…

Oct 13
This is the place: Ancoats is Manchester’s coolest neighbourhood and full of independent success stories

Ancoats is full of independent success stories. Mana is the name on everyone’s…

Oct 05
This is the place: Cheadle Hulme is classic commuter country and very well connected

Until the arrival of the railway in the middle of the 19th century, Cheadle Hulme, now…

Sep 27
This is the place: Wilmslow isn’t just fast cars, flash houses and footballers wives

It may not be in Greater Manchester, but Wilmslow is only 11 miles from town –…

Sep 21
This is the place: Chorlton is the Guardian-reading liberal heart of Manchester

There’s a saying in Chorlton that pretty much sums the place up: “be…

Sep 08
This is the place: West Didsbury is leafy, lively and got it going on

Once a sort of no-man’s-land on the edge of Withington, Burton Road has slowly…

Aug 30
This is the place: when it comes to community, Stretford is bloody fantastic

We knew things were changing in Stretford when my husband pointed out a couple walking…

Aug 23
This is the place: why Wigan is the happiest town in Greater Manchester

The people of Wigan are regularly named the happiest people in Greater Manchester. So…

Aug 17
This is the place: Didsbury Village has a tight-knit community feel (and it’s not as posh as you might think)

It’s Manchester, Jim, but not as we know it. With its wide, tree-lined streets…

Aug 10
This is the place: Monton has a colourful community vibe and café bar buzz

Monton is a thriving Salford suburb destined for great things. There’s a real buzz…

Aug 02
This is the place: Worsley is a little piece of Cheshire in Salford

The leafy suburb of Worsley is on the edge of Salford, sandwiched between the…

Jul 26
This is the place: Bury has the best market in Britain but what else has it got going for it?

Bury emerged in the Industrial Revolution as a mill town manufacturing textiles.…

Jul 19
This is the place: Swinton and Pendlebury is a proper northern town on the up 

Manchester city centre is expanding in all directions. But what happens when the young…

May 24
This is the place: why Bramhall is buzzing

They may have taken Bramhall out of Cheshire in 1974 and lumped it in Greater…

Apr 12
This is the place: why Whitefield is giving Manchester’s ‘up and coming’ areas a run for their money

It often gets overlooked by its neighbouring suburbs but Whitefield is one of north…