Spotlight on: Rusholme

Rusholme is home to Manchester’s famed Curry Mile. Rusholme is an area that holds a very diverse collection of housing ranging from social housing, student accommodation and even Victorian villas.


Rusholme has undergone a massive transformation in the last few decades. The area, two miles south of the city centre has now become an urban neighbourhood as Manchester has expanded.

The area used to be home to many mansions that ended up being demolished to make way for the 1960s university ‘toast rack’ building.

An interesting fact is that Rusholme was the home of Tops of the Pops from its inception up to 1971 when the BBC moved to its current city centre location.

The area started its transformation into the famed curry mile from the 1980s transitioning into the 21st century, and is currently home to a vast number of cultures.

There is a great site you can visit if you really want to dig deep into Rusholme’s deep history that you can view here.

Getting About

Getting in and out of Rusholme is easy. There are two main roads between the centre on Manchester, Fallowfield and Rusholme. These roads are Wilmslow Road and Anson Road. This is great if you are looking for a direct root into the city centre.

It is an easy walk, or take a quick car journey into the city centre. Or, with the new dedicated cycle paths it is fairly painless to nip into the city centre by bike.

The curry mile being on Wilmslow Road has the benefit of having the busiest bus route in Europe that can have buses coming every minute during peak times.

Things to do                                                                           

When you think of Rusholme I wouldn’t be wrong in saying you also think of its famous ‘curry mile’. The mile long stretch along Wilmslow Rd has more than 70 restaurants and take-away’s as well as traditional jewellers, dress-makers, fabric shops and grocery stores. You will never be stuck for a new take-out to try out each week that’s for sure!

A little further down from Rusholme is the Manchester Aquatics Centre that is a great place to go if you fancy a day of swimming in their massive 50m pool or a hard work out at the gym. There is even a children centre for the little ones. If you are interested then you should check out their website.


Rental rates in the area are cheaper in comparison to those of surrounding areas such as Fallowfield, Withington and Didsbury. The area has built a large student population over the last few decades being in such close proximity to the Manchester Universities on Oxford Road.

If you are looking for student availability in the area, contact us today.

The majority of properties are terraced. The average value of a two-bedroom flat will cost you around £148,200 and a four-bedroom detached house around £335,270 according to Zoopla’s 12 month market history.

There are also large developments such as The Main Place on the former site of Manchester City football club. We are currently selling one of the new builds located in this area. It is a three bedroom terraced house for sale on Bilsborrow Road at a comfortable price £174,995. More information on this build can be located here.

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