Local area guide

Living in Salford

Thinking about moving to Salford? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Salford

Why Salford is a good place to live

Just imagine living in Salford, a city that has transformed into a dynamic and vibrant place to call home. This city has struck a perfect balance between the thrill of city life and the quiet of suburbia. You’ve got the exciting hustle and bustle of the city centre and the calm serenity of green spaces, all rolled into one. To top it all, Salford is vastly connected to all other parts of the UK, thanks to its robust transportation network. And if you have the travel bug, the Manchester International Airport is just a few miles away, ready to whisk you to any part of the world. As a resident, you would also have immediate access to world-class sports, arts, and shopping within the city limits.

What's Salford famous for?

If you’re a media enthusiast or an avid sports fan, you'd probably heard of Salford already! This riveting city is famous for MediaCityUK, a glowing beacon of creativity and media, made even brighter with the headquarters of BBC and ITV studios. On the sports side, Salford has the AJ Bell Stadium, a hub of palpable excitement during rugby matches of the Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks. And, let's not forget the city's salute to the arts at The Lowry, a world-class venue which combines theater, art, and culture in one amazing package.

Things to do in Salford

Living in Salford means never running out of places to see and things to do. To start, take a walk around the impressive modern architecture at Salford Quays, which is not only a marvelous sight to behold but also a place to enjoy retail therapy or dine at the waterfront. If you're more inclined towards historical tours, go on an exploration around East Salford, a district buzzing with history, sports, and a vibrant local pub scene. Or, take a serene stroll through the affluent Worsley and Boothstown areas, soaking in the tranquility of the residential neighborhoods. The icing on the cake? Nine railway stations and the Metrolink tram system will carry you across Salford and beyond, ensuring that your adventures never have a full stop!

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Average asking prices in Salford today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£300,000

50 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£500,000

23 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£325,000

41 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£230,000

1416 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Salford

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Salford

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Salford.

Local connections

Salford Crescent
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Salford Central
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Manchester United Football Ground
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
Deansgate
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
Eccles (Manchester)
National Rail
1.9 miles / 3.1 km
Manchester Victoria
National Rail
1.9 miles / 3.1 km

Schools in Salford

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Salford.

Education in Salford

Holy Family VA RC Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2017)
Lark Hill Community Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Willow Tree Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Paul's CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ahavas Torah Boys Academy
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Inadequate (2022)
The Albion Academy
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Salford

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