A place to live – Manchester
Manchester is consistently in the top 3 UK hotspots for investment, has recently been voted the most desirable place to live in the UK, and out performs any other city in terms of both capital appreciation and rental yields.
The quality of life in Manchester is considered some of the highest in the UK due to job prospects, social scene, and ability to get to idyllic destinations such as the Peak District in just a few minutes – pleasing both urbanites and nature lovers alike.
There are so many other attractions for visitors and residents than ensure Manchester will remain top of the rankings table for many years. These include art galleries – with the Whitworth Gallery being named the Museum of the Year 2015 (http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/about/museumoftheyear2015/), a thriving theatre scene with two major theatres – the Opera House and the Palace Theatre, housing major touring shows such as Hairspray, Mama Mia, Les Miserables and Matilda, in addition to the recently opened £25m HOME arts centre, and the £110m arts space at the old Granada Studios.
The music scene is incredibly strong, with many major artists emerging from Manchester, including Oasis, The Smiths, and joy Division, with many major international artists playing here each year at the likes of the Manchester Evening News Arena, The Apollo, and Academies.
And it wouldn’t be right to talk about Manchester without mentioning that the city is home to two of the world’s largest football teams – Manchester United and Manchester City, both attracting millions of visitors each year, adding billions of pounds to the local economy. Certainly the sporting capital of the UK, if not the world, especially since hosting the commonwealth games which left a legacy of a world-class Manchester Aquatics Centre, the Regional Athletics arena, National Squash Centre, and the Manchester Velodrome.
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