Didsbury Area Guide
Didsbury and West Didsbury villages are the most exclusive enclaves in Manchester attracting enormous amounts of interest from buyers who aspire to live in one of the most exciting property markets in the country. Geographically small prices are high and supply low which supports the highly sought after fashionable suburbs which lie alongside and serve south Manchester. Didsbury and West Didsbury have many different characteristics but are both geographically small and highly sought after. It’s wide tree-lined streets and grand Victorian mansions make Didsbury one of Manchester’s most coveted villages.
Residents talk about the buzz of the villages and the aspirational nature of the neighbourhoods where WhatsApp groups bring local streets and areas together. Many older residents remain reminding the newer ones of Didsbury of old. Anyone relocating to England’s second city will consider moving to Didsbury bringing affluent buyers to a competitive market. Once an owner residents tend to ideally want to stay and move upwards through the vast array of different properties hoping to end up in a much-vaunted forever home. Didsbury remains an aspirational place to live with high house prices and wonderful restaurants and boutique shops attracting affluent buyers who want fantastic schools and parks but prefer to remain close to the city centre. It’s the ultimate urban village and Philip James Kennedy understands what makes it tick.
Only 20 minutes from the city centre on the multi-stop Metrolink Didsbury is only 5 miles from Manchester with quick arterial roads namely the M56 and M60 giving direct access to the city and the Trafford Centre.
Didsbury is particularly popular with growing families offering reputable and sought-after local schools for its residents. For young children Beaver Road, Didsbury C.O.E are particularly popular with Parrswood High School and Didsbury High superb secondary schools. Within reach are some of the most attractive private schools such as Manchester Grammar; Manchester High as well as Withington High School for girls.
The village also boasts a big Marks and Spencer and an extensive cinema complex perfect for families. Luxury food outlets are aplenty with the Cheese Hamlet offering fine cheese and hams; two butchers namely The Three Pigs and Axons as well as Evans the famous fishmonger. The ever-changing food and bar scene in both villages is hard to keep up with but The Metropolitan towers over Burton Road as does fashionable Alberts restaurant with The Great Kathmandu curry house known nationwide. In the village, Hispi offers fine dining with many oriental offerings, and the classic pubs such as the Fletcher Moss and the Royal Oak still offer the famous ploughman’s lunch.
Anglo-Saxon Dyddi’s Burg a small hamlet since the 13th century lies at the top of the River Mersey floodplain creating the perfect backdrop for four championship golf courses.
To unwind there are river walks within the beautiful Fletcher Moss Gardens where the Royal Protection of Birds organisation was created as well as Didsbury Park, Marie Louise Gardens, Cavendish Park, and the expansive Fog Lane Park. Ideal for an early morning jog.
Didsbury and West Didsbury are arranged around two villages which were originally dominated by large country estates and Victorian and Edwardian mansion houses. Whilst some remain, many have been demolished such as Fordbank House and replaced by traditional estates in the 1930’s offering still extremely popular semi-detached accommodation with large gardens. Serving the large homes were a multitude of servants who lived in wonderful terraces which form the backbone of the village and are highly sought-after by affluent first-time buyers wanting a central position. Bomb damage created opportunities for newer properties on established Victorian Avenues further enhancing the variety of properties available. During the 50s and 60s many. Spare plots were built upon whilst the demise of the private tennis courts created space for some of Didsbury’s most well-known developments such as Sandiway Drive off Spath Road. Reflecting Didsbury’s draw developers such as PJLivesey have set about creating an alternative lifestyle for residents with mansion apartments; upside-down townhouses and grand-scale stately homes available for buyers.
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