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Old 01-23-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Switzerland
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I'm an American who has been living in Switzerland since 2002 and will be moving to Manchester in March. I'm heading over in a couple of weeks to try and find a place to live, and I'm struggling with areas that may be good or bad. I know a few to avoid, like Moss Side, and a few that are good such as Didsbury, but I want to open my horizons a bit.

My budget is a bit low (hopefully under 400 - 450/month), as I'm coming without a job and with big hopes I'll find one quickly

Every time I do a search on Manchester, it comes up with Didsbury as a good place, but it seems to be just a squeak out of my range (I need a 1 bedroom place, and I am also bringing two indoor-only cats....). Or there's a slew of messages about how horrible all of Manchester is and only a fool would go, etc.

Thoughts or advice, also any recommendations for letting agents?

Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:18 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Do you need to be near a particular area for work shellstars?
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:45 AM
 
Location: liverpool in England but not of it
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I can recommend chorlton . Try the Manchester Evening News property search, good luck.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Switzerland
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Do you need to be near a particular area for work shellstars?
I don't know where I'll be able to find a job, so I'm trying to be as easily commutable to the centre of Manchester making it easy to get to a job there or outside the city if that's where I find one.

I have been looking at some city centre and salford quays places online, but they seem to be a smidge out of price range for me, but that difference could be balanced out if I don't need a transport pass.

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I can recommend chorlton . Try the Manchester Evening News property search, good luck.
Thank you, will check the area!

I've seen places listed in Whalley Range, which descriptions list as Chorlton. Any thoughts on this area?
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Southampton, UK
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I lived in Manchester (Salford) for 5 years. Moving to the South Coast last summer.
The areas I would say to avoid are: South of the city, Salford (except The Quays). Chorlton is ok in parts - it's south of Mosside so pick carefully.
Bury, Ashton & Altrincham are ok, maybe a little way out but rents can be found cheap and the transport networks are pretty good.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Bucky Palace, London
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Pack an umbrella.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Brighton, UK
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Pack valium
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