Spotlight on: Chorlton
It is a common joke I hear floating about that Chorlton is too hip and trendy for its own good. While these rumours may be true, it doesn’t take from the fact that it is an incredible place that you will quickly fall in love with.
Chorlton is home to Cosgrove hall farm the animation studio where the amazing Dangermouse was created. The Bee Gees spent eight years of their childhood living in Chorlton and the Stone Roses are a Chorlton band.
It was Ian Brown, the former lead singer of The Stone Roses who once famously said “Manchester’s got everything but a beach”, well Chorlton does have Beach Road if that counts!
Chorlton was merged into the city of Manchester in 1904 and borders Stretford, Sale, Didsbury, Withington, and Whalley Range. Since the 19th century the area's eastern boundary has changed due to the incorporation into the City of Manchester.
Chorlton is roughly four miles from the city centre, and has three metrolink stops for easy travel in and out. The four mile extension to East Didsbury runs south from Trafford Bar with eight new stops at Firswood, Chorlton, St Werburgh's Road, Withington, Burton Road, West Didsbury, Didsbury Village and East Didsbury.
There are always loads of taxis around due to Chorlton’s booming nightlife, but if taking the bus is more your style there are a large array of bus routes to get you from A to B with short wait times due to bus frequency.
Chorlton is six miles away from Manchester Airport, that is an eight to ten minute drive dependant on the traffic conditions.
Things to do
Chorlton has a large array of annual festivals spread out across the year. From, the Chorlton Beech Road Festival, Arts Festival, Book Festival, Unitary Festival to the Chorlton Big Green Happening.
There are regular markets you can visit, Helo Chorlton Green. While you are there I recommend that you call in to the impressive Horse and Jockey for a quick pint. Every year in November the pub plays host to a spectacular firework display for all the family and the pub is over 400 years old.
Chorlton has an amazing after dark scene including many restaurants and bars depending on your selective taste from Abode to Yaki Soba.
The most impressive in my opinion is Bar San Juan. According to TripAdvisor this bar is rated the best in Manchester which is all down to its amazing hospitality and their spot on ability to replicate the authentic eateries in the Mediterranean. I highly recommend anyone in the area to try this bar, that is if you can get a table!
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.
According to Zoopla in the last 12 months there have been 336 sales in the Chorlton area with the average sale price for a property being £299,688. The current average value as of April 2017 of all types of properties in the area is £294,768.
Fun fact, the highest street value in Chorlton is Cross Road with a value of £664,262 with Chandos Road South coming in close second with a value of £643,934.
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