Didsbury is a rival to lure of the capital
DIDSBURY has been named one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
The south Manchester suburb joins Castlefield in the city centre and Salford Quays in the Sunday Times list of the best places to live in the country, along with areas such as Mayfair and Marylebone in London.
The analysis combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with the opinions of the paper’s writers to compile the list.
Judges said all three areas ‘combined the best of city life such as quality culture, great cafes, restaurants and shops, buzzing nightlife and entertainment, as well as access to good schools and transport links’.
They make up half of just six north west locations featured in the 50 ‘Best Urban Places to Live’ guide.
Didsbury has long been famed as a desirable place to live, with the south Manchester suburb boasting a plethora of pubs, bars and restaurants as well as scenic parks.
It has also been boosted by the new Metrolink line linking it to the city centre.
Sunday Times home editor Helen Davies said: “Much of our population lives in cities, but they are often maligned as loud, polluted and un-welcoming, so The Best Places to Live 2015 celebrates the thriving and bustling areas that offer the best things about urban living.”