Spotlight on: Sale

Sale has been revealed as the fourth best place to live in the England according to a study undertaken by the Centre for Economic and Business Research in March 2017, but what gives it that status?

A brief recent history

As part of the town's post-war regeneration, Sale's shopping centre was redeveloped during the 1960s. In 1973, the shopping precinct in the town centre was also redeveloped in an attempt to increase trade.

The construction of the M63 motorway in 1972, now known as the M60 led to the creation of Sale Water Park. The new road was built on an embankment to minimise the risk of flooding.

Getting about

Sale has three Metrolink tram stops that run directly into Manchester as well as other locations in Greater Manchester. The Metrolink stops are also in close proximity to each other as they run on the same line.

There are also many bus routes that traverse through Sale operated by various different companies, the most common being Stagecoach. These services operate into Manchester and Altrincham respectively.

If you’re looking for something completely different from the norm you can jump on to a water taxi that runs down the Bridgewater canal!

Sale is approximately 6 miles away Manchester Airport taking you around 15 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. An amazing tip that will save you money is to take the tram to Manchester Airport. It will end up only costing you a single pound!

Things to do

Sale Town Hall houses the Waterside Arts centre that hosts dozens of concerts and exhibitions all year round.

Sale not only benefits from being in close proximity to Manchester City Centre, it also holds its own shopping centre if you don’t feel like making the journey into town.

If the nightlife is more your style, Sale also holds many bars and restaurants such as the King’s Ransom, Block and Gasket and The J.P. Joule. There are also many takeaways in the vicinity if you’re just after a night in, or coming to the end of your night out!

Sale has a variety of different parks with my personal favourite being Worthington Park. It is a fantastic area for families featuring a well equipped children's play area. There is also a large field that is great for picnics, games or walking the dog.


The average value of a two-bedroom flat in Sale will cost you around £166,921 and an average four-bedroom detached house around £470,523 according to Zoopla’s 12 month market history.

In the Sale area the current asking rents for a two-bedroom flat stands at an average of £774pcm, with a four-bedroom house coming in at £1,075pcm.

We are marketing investments. One property is a lovely three bedroom semi-detached house for sale on Beamsley Drive. For more information on this property, visit the property page.

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