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PERFECTLY
LOCATED

WHY MANCHESTER

Situated within walking distance of the rich cultural area of St John’s – Enterprise City, Spinningfields’ business district and Deansgate’s numerous restaurants, bars and iconic Hilton hotel, Vista River Gardens is ideally located for those wishing to explore the city of Manchester by foot.

A HUB FOR ARTS & CULTURE

Those living at Vista River Gardens will find themselves at the heart of one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, with a number of Manchester’s most popular attractions right on their doorstep. This includes:

Castlefield Urban Heritage Park – a home to nature, outdoor events and a broad selection of gastro pubs, restaurants and bars.

Manchester Opera House – an iconic venue built in 1912 which regularly stages the world’s top productions.

HOME at First Street – Manchester’s centre for contemporary theatre, film art and music.

HOME at First Street

Castlefield Urban Heritage Park

Manchester Opera House

A GLOBAL DESTINATION

Manchester – voted the ‘Most Liveable City in the UK’*, the third ‘Best City in the World’** chasing San Francisco and Amsterdam, and recently selected as one of Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2023*** – it isn’t up there with the biggest and best for nothing.

 

*Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2019
**Source: Time Out Magazine, 2021
***Source: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/northwest-england/Manchester

WHY MANCHESTER

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With its vibrant city centre, cultural venues and access to first class learning; there is something to suit every lifestyle in Manchester.

As a city that embodies the spirit of pioneers, where innovation thrives, culture blossoms, and heritage runs deep, uncover the secret behind Manchester’s enduring charm, plentiful green spaces and its promise of an even brighter future in this short video.

Co-op Live Arena

Spinningfields Central Business District

Manchester Opera House

Home at First Street

Palace Theatre

AO Arena

Selfridges & Harvey Nichols, Exchange Square

China Town

FROM HERE TO ANYWHERE

Situated within the southern ‘gateway to the city’, Vista River Gardens offers a wealth of nearby transport connections, so residents can easily make the most of everything in the local area and further afield.

Just a short train or car journey to the southwest of the city is Manchester International Airport, which connects you to over 220 worldwide destinations.

The rest of the UK is also within touching distance too, thanks to Manchester’s three major city centre train stations, and direct mainline connections to London, Glasgow and Birmingham.

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 


Source: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/destinations-and-guides/a-z-list-of-destinations

LARGEST

UK AIRPORT OUTSIDE OF LONDON*

£1bn Investment

INTO THE AIRPORT CITY MANCHESTER PROJECT*

50m

PASSENGERS BY 2030*

220

DIRECT FLIGHT DESTINATIONS

*Source: https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/500002/council_policies_and_strategies/
8296/future_manchester_an_economy_built_on_people_place_and_prosperity/8

FIRST CLASS LEARNING

The UK is one of the best education hubs in the world, with a huge number of excellent state and independent schools, colleges and internationally-renowned universities. Manchester sits proudly at the top of the league.

Five universities and higher education establishments draw almost 100,000 students from all over the globe. And for families, there are 20 primary schools rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted* within a 1.5 mile radius of Vista River Gardens, plus top-of-the class secondary and independent schools across the city.

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Cycle

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University of Salford

20 mins

8 mins

6 mins

Northern Ballet School

24 mins

9 mins

5 mins

Manchester Metropolitan University

25 mins

9 mins

4 mins

The University of Manchester

25 mins

9 mins

5 mins

Royal Northern College of Music

32 mins

11 mins

5 mins

Travel times are taken from Google Maps and are approximate.

HIGHER EDUCATION IN MANCHESTER

100,000

STUDENTS PER ANNUM ACROSS 5 UNIVERSITIES**

20,000

STEM GRADUATES EACH YEAR**

7.2m Students

WITHIN A 1 HOUR COMMUTE**

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Ranked 17th

HOME TO THE

LARGEST

CLINICAL ACADEMIC CAMPUS IN EUROPE†

ONE OF THE

LARGEST STUDENT POPULATIONS IN EUROPE

51%

GRADUATE RETENTION RATE
(MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE)**

57%

of Mancunians who leave the city to study
return to the city for work – the second highest
rate of any city after London††

* Source: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/
** Source: https://www.investinmanchester.com/why-manchester/access-to-talent
*** Source: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/russell-group
† Source: https://oxfordroadcorridor.com/knowledge/health-life-sciences/
†† Source: https://www.centreforcities.org/blog/why-does-manchester-attract-and-keep-so-many-graduates/

THE CITY