What's it like to live in Salford?
Is it an area on the up?
What are the pros and cons of living here?
Asked on Jan 10 2008,
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Salford has a bad reputation for crime etc but we have lived on Seaford road, Salford for nearly a year now and haven't had any problems or heard/seen about any. I guess it depends which part of Salford you are looking at
Answered on Sep 7 2010,
Salford has,unfortunately, always ridden on the back of its main neighbour, Manchester.
Dependent on your requirements and budget there are quite a few 'Nice' areas to relocate to. Worseley, Broughton Park in M7, and of course the Salford Quays & Media City area.
A huge percentage of Salford is still predominated by late Victorian detached, semi detached and terrace housing, .
Many are in very good order and Salford resdidents appear to hve a renewed sense of pride in their surroundings which has been so often lacking in the past 3 decades whilst working in Salford .
Pros of living in Salford are; Great Tram and bus links [some areas also have Train routes linking into another main cities around the Uk]. Also good green areas, Cinema complexes at salford Quays and varied good quality restaurants sucjh as Pizza Expres and cafe Rouge.
Negatives of living in Salford? I think it'll always have the image that L.S . Lowry portrayed in his paintings but saying that the best way to get '' A feel'' for a place is of course to visit it at different times of the day and night.
Hope this has helped slightly ?
Answered on Oct 2 2010,
There are some very rough bits, and some very classy bits (Buile Hill in M6, The Quays in M5, and Worsley in M28). I think most BBC transferees will either live on the Quays and walk to work, or in "town" ie Manchester city centre. (Salford doesn't really have a 'centre' other than the awful 'Shopping City' in the roughest part.)
You have to see Salford as part of inner Greater Manchester, the whole area circumscribed by the M60. Council boundaries are not really important inside this area.
My daughter lives off Weaste Lane, right next to the park, in a lovely house and gets no trouble, but it is only 100 yards from a dilapidated council estate.
Answered on Nov 16 2011,
Hopefully you found somewhere nice to live. I've been in Salford since 2007 and have watched it change dramatically. For sure like any city it still has it problems but there are numerous areas which might be worth looking at.
Worsley and parts of Boothstown are leafy, green and sedate if you don't mind the commute.
Monton is cool with a great mix of small and large housing especially around Ellesmere Park which is stunning. Also has a few good pubs, restaurants, Delis etc.
The Quays is massively redeveloped but lacks a bit of character. Having said that it's recently got good restaurants like Damson move in and nice supermarkets like Booths.
Chapel Street is in the first real phase of development and is very close to town. Has some cracking pubs like the New Oxford and King's Arms too and only a short walk to Manchester City Centre
But for me the real undiscovered gem is Irlams o'th Height/Claremont area, some lovely houses around Claremont Road, Eccles Old Road, Lightoaks Road etc. Really quiet, Great Parks like Light Oaks and great transport links to Manchester.
Answered on Jun 27 2013,
We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area.
You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page.
We hope this helps.
Answered on Oct 1 2013,
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