Spotlight on Withington
Withington is the birthplace of homes4u. Our very first branch opened on Wilmslow Road, near the library, back in 1990. We are still part of the Withington Community and our branch is still in the same building, although it looks a lot different these days.
Withington is just four miles to the south of the city centre. Until the mid-19th century the village was largely rural. It was during the Industrial Revolution that the village started to expand at a rapid rate.
At the 2011 census, Withington was home to just over 13,400 and nearly half of the population fall in the age range of 20-29.
On Wilmslow Road in Withington you will find one of the largest cancer treatment centre’s in Europe, the Christie Hospital.
In April 2016 at the site of The Christie, a Maggie’s Centre’s opened to provide practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. The building has been designed by Sir Norman Foster and gardens by Chelsea Flower show winner Dan Pearson.
Set in a peaceful garden, the existing green spaces inspired the Centre’s design which draws upon natural themes that engage the outdoors. It really is a home away from home for the public and the building is stunning. It has an instant calming effect when you walk in.
We are very proud partners of Maggie’s centres and are involved in fundraising events throughout the year. If you would like to know more about the Charity, please visit their website
Wilmslow Road runs through the heart of the village and is reputed to be one of busiest bus routes in Europe, with a bus every 60 seconds in term time!
There are two metrolink stops in Withington, one on Burton Road and another on the Princess Parkway. They are located on the East Didsbury – City Centre Line.
If you are looking to jet out into the sun, Manchester Airport is only four miles away or 30 minutes drive.
Whether you are heading in to the city or out of it, there are plenty of transport options available.
Withington high street
On the high street everything is on your door stop. There is a Sainsbury’s at one end, and a public library at the other next to our Withington Branch.
In between, is the local butchers- Andrews (which offers mouth-watering fresh cooked food), a barber, boutique dress shop, a chemist and a selection of pubs, bars and take aways.
Just off the main high street on Burton Road, is Withington Baths and Leisure centre, situated within a stunning Edwardian building. The foundation stone for Withington Baths is dated 11 November 1911 and for 105 years the building has served the people of Withington and all their public bathing requirements. It was designed by the City architect Henry Price who also designed Withington Public Library. In 1914, it was the first baths to allow mixed male and female bathing, how progressive! These days the centre offers swimming along with keep fit classes and a gym.
Parks and events
There are lots of green areas in and around Withington including Fog Lane and Old Moat Parks. Nearby at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield, is a boating lake, children’s playgrounds and picnic areas.
The Withington Civic Society does a great job of organising community events every year. They host environmental events such as picking up litter to keep Withington clean to Christmas gatherings outside the library. All are welcome and the community celebrates Christmas with a visit from Santa, carols and musical performances from local schools.
Withington is an area with great variety of property from new developments to terraced houses, corporation housing and large period houses.
During the last year flats in Withington were selling for an average price of £177,528. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £251,984, with terraced properties fetching £272,190.
Withington, with an overall average price of £235,041 was more expensive than nearby Fallowfield (£150,174), but was cheaper than West Didsbury (£255,321) and Didsbury (£277,750).
Overall sold prices in Withington over the last year were 5% up on the previous year and 5% up on the 2007 level of £223,407.
For more information on Withington and other parts of Manchester, visit our area guides page on the website. Or if you would like more information on the available properties in the area, pop into our Withington branch for a chat with one of our friendly team.
Would it help you to know how much your home is worth? Whether you are considering selling, or just out of interest one of our valuation specialist can visit your home without obligation to provide you with an up to date valuation for sale or for rentals. Its easy to arrange, simply complete our online form and one of our team will call you back. Alternatively, drop into one of our branches or give us a call
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