- On September 7, 2017
Manchester is a city where nothing stands still; districts flowing into one other, each bringing a plethora of sights, sounds, smells and tastes for residents to experience and tourists to conquer. Moving to the city that exemplifies the “Northern Powerhouse” mantra can be daunting, but with the right preparation, anyone can settle into Mancunian life very quickly. Here are 4 things you’ll notice as soon as you settle down in Manchester…
1. There’s ALWAYS something to eat
To say that Manchester is a vibrant culinary city would be like saying the Pope may be a little spiritual. Dozens of clubs, pubs and bars line every street, each managing to be stunningly unique and committed to their theme and clientele. Deansgate is awash with beautiful restaurants and urban eateries you may not appreciate if you’ve been a resident here for a long time. One impressive aspect of Deansgate is that it caters for all sorts of budgets in a very small area, with more upper-class restaurants complementing more low-cost and simple diners without appearing pretentious.
2. Music music everywhere
The Mancunian music scene is second to none – and possibly the most diverse outside of London. Enthusiastic gig-goers will find something to enjoy and tap their feet to every day of the week if their budget allows. From the spectacles hosted at the world-famous Manchester Arena to the intimate debuts offered at the Academy (and everything in between), the Mancunian music scene is second to none.
3. Liverpool’s actually REALLY close
Imagine getting two world-class cultural hubs within an hour’s drive of one another? Living in Manchester can act as a very commutable point for anyone who wants to work or explore the historic Liverpool. From famous boats to The Beatles, from stunning museums to magnificent architecture, Liverpool has it all in a very close proximity to your new home.
4. Space is at a premium
One downside of living amongst all the action is that rents are relatively high (mercifully not at the dizzying heights of comparable southern cities). As a result, many Mancunians dwell in modern but spatially conservative apartments dotted throughout the skyline. If you’re making this sort of move and downsizing slightly to accommodate your new living arrangements, consider Flexispace.com as a one-stop self-storage facility in central Manchester for all of your short and long-term storage needs.