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1. Posted by danamaree (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

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Just a question, anyone know anything about this neighbourhood? Is it safe/nice/close to transport?

Generally, what neighbourhoods should I avoid in Manchester.

2. Posted by jenny12345 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

Hi.
I haven't been to Didsbury for a good few years - but I know it is a good area. Many of my relatives and friends live around there. It is a fairly middle class neighbourhood.

3. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

Didsbury is a nice area, just outside fallowfield (which is a good night out as all the students live there). Try not to get a place in Moss Side, it is full of scallies. apologies to anyone from moss side on here, though i doubt it very much.

4. Posted by hendrix147 (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

i lived near manchester for the last 10 months, didsbury was a pretty nice place from what i seen. Places i would avoid would be moss side, parts off longsight, also cheetham hill seemed a bit dodgy too.
hope this helps
happy travels

5. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 11y

I live 5 minutes walk from didsbury, and its one of the better areas in manchester - if you dont beleive me - just look at the house prices!

scallies dont pay half a million pounds for a 2 bedroom semi.

Dont listen to what people say about moss side - its fine honestly,

avoid Cheetham hill and salford though if you can

6. Posted by davidx (Respected Member 34 posts) 11y

You won't do much better than Didsbury
Cheers, David

7. Posted by skaro (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Yes, Didsbury is a fine place - nice pub there too!

8. Posted by danamaree (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

Quoting kevstump

Didsbury is a nice area, just outside fallowfield (which is a good night out as all the students live there). Try not to get a place in Moss Side, it is full of scallies. apologies to anyone from moss side on here, though i doubt it very much.

Question from a clueless Aussie, what are scallies?

Dana

9. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 11y

Hiya Dana,

I have lived in Manchester for half a year to study there, and I agree with Kevstump and Jenny12345 that Didsbury is one of the (few) nice neighbourhoods of Manchester. There are lots of shops and lots of places to go out to and there are few scallies around. The Beckhams used to live there until they moved to Spain. The only drawback is that it's a bit far off from the city centre (about 30 minutes by bus).

If you are looking for long-term accommodation, try the websites of Manchester Student Homes (www.msh.man.ac.uk, for students only) or Manchester Online (www.manchesteronline.co.uk, mostly not for students).

As Kevstump already mentioned, Moss Side is definitely --> NOT <-- recommendable. I know, because I lived there a few months. Silly me. It is a scary place, especially for white women. Other neighbourhoods to avoid include Longsight, Levenshulme, parts of Victoria Park, and the city of Salford. Recommendable are Didsbury, Fallowfield (where most of the students live and go out), Chorlton, Withington and the city centre. Rusholme and Hulme are not the best, but not the worst either. Rental advice: if the accommodation costs less than 35-40 pounds per week, you do not want to live there.

I hope this is useful for you. Have fun!

P.S.: Scallies are annoying persons who either bully you for nothing or mug, stab and bugger you for a few quid.

10. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 11y

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