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    • illyria1
    • By illyria1 13th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
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    Looking to buy a house in Manchester -recommendation for areas
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    • 13th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
    Looking to buy a house in Manchester -recommendation for areas 13th Jul 17 at 7:49 PM
    Hi, me and my boyfriend are looking to buy our first home so we are looking for some recommendations for areas.
    I work in Todmorden so preferably would need somewhere with good links to the motorway, I drive and don't mind a bit of a commute (about an hour)
    My family/home is derbyshire so ideally would like to be somewhere on the side of the peak district, maybe south/ east manchester way.
    Been looking at Hyde, Stockport, Cheadle areas but don't have any personal experience of where is good and where is to avoid...
    Also would like somewhere more on the cheaper side, for a 2/3 bed house up to about 160k
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    • 02346631
    • By 02346631 13th Jul 17, 8:12 PM
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    I was looking in that kind of area but went elsewhere in the end as my budget wasn't enough. The Heatons are nice but are out of your budget as well I think. Heaton Mersey is becoming more popular I think, I looked around Edgeley which was ok in parts as well
    • Eliza
    • By Eliza 13th Jul 17, 8:38 PM
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    Gee Cross? Saddleworth? Woodley? Werneth Low? depends whether you want rural or more city/suburban lifestyle. Glossop? Hadfield/Padfield. Lots of nice places really.

    Motorway around Stockport can be a bit of a nightmare at commuter times. Cheadle/Gatley and even Edgeley are right under the flightpaths for Mcr Airport, you can see the passengers through the windows sometimes, the planes are that low.

    Anywhere on the A6 is horrendous at any time of day!
    • sheff6107
    • By sheff6107 13th Jul 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 9:40 PM
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    Prestwich/Whitefield. Near the M66 and you can go clockwise (the quieter direction) along the M65 to the Peaks.
    • sheff6107
    • By sheff6107 13th Jul 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 9:40 PM
    M60 I mean
    • Rileybaby
    • By Rileybaby 13th Jul 17, 9:47 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 9:47 PM
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    Todmorden is lovely why not cut down your commute?
    • ACG
    • By ACG 13th Jul 17, 10:54 PM
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    Spath lane estate in Handforth? I sold our house there earlier in the year for £155k. I had never even heard of the place until we moved there, but it has Tesco and take aways all handy. No real decent local pubs if your under 40, but its not far from wilmslow and bramhall.
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    • NewLlrd
    • By NewLlrd 14th Jul 17, 12:29 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:29 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:29 AM
    Can you not look around Todmorden - Halifax, Milnrow, Littleborough (esp Hollingworth lake area looks lovely)?
    • Tiners
    • By Tiners 14th Jul 17, 5:58 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:58 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:58 AM
    If you don't mind me saying Manchester seem a pretty nonsensical choice if you work in Tod and you've got family in Derbyshire?

    Aside from the high cost of houses (Manchester is currently experiencing it's own mini bubble thanks to Gidiots ''Northern Powerhouse'' s***e) you're budget would surely go further buying somewhere closer to your work or family?


    Getting from Manchester to Todmorden or Derbyshire isn't particularly easy, as others have said the A6, M60 and all trans pennine routes are very busy at the best of times.
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