Chorlton is home to the animation studios where Dangermouse was created. It is also a very musical place- the Bee Gees spent eight years of their childhood living in Chorlton and the Stone Roses are a Chorlton band.
Chorltonville is an exclusive part of the area, with spacious houses set in leafy green surroundings, created around 1908.
Along Beech Road you will find Chorlton Green. Like the city centres Northern Quarter, the area has a bohemian feel with many boutique shops, bars and restaurants.
Opposite Chorlton Green you will find the The Horse and Jockey which has stood there for 400 years.
Close to Chorlton Green there are some great little gift shops and the selection of restaurants has something for everyone. In the centre of Chorlton there are all the amenities of a suburban village with several banks and supermarket, including a Morrisons by the Metrolink stop.
Chorlton-cum-Hardy has a wide variety of property, and there has been increased development of modern housing and apartments. The whole area retains a country-community feel and is a popular place to live for families.
There are Metrolink stops in the centre of Chorlton, on St Werburgh’s Road and Barlow Moor Road linking to the City Centre, East Didsbury and Manchester Airport.
Attracting families, there are several primary schools in the area and three secondary schools- Loreto High School, Chorlton High School, and the Islamic High School for Girls.
Longford Park can be found on the border of Chorlton and Stretford with the majority of the park sitting in the district of Stretford. Longford Park was formally the home of Manchester’s first multi-millionaire, John Ryland’s. However the house he lived in was demolished in 1995. In the park you will find a pet’s corner, children’s play area and sports stadium.
Chorlton Water Park, Nature Reserve, is located off Maitland Road and comprises a lake surrounded by park land. Facilities at the park include a picnic area, playground and car park.