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North of Manchester is the vibrant town of Bury. Since the introduction of the Manchester Metrolink the town has only grown in popularity and Bury’s world famous open air market draws visitors from all over the country. Bury was named one of the best town for families to live in the UK and with its eclectic mix of scenery, celebrated industrial heritage, and affordable house prices, it isn’t hard to understand why.
Just 30 minutes away from Bury is the Britannia Anchor office. Located in Swinton, the expert teams are able to help with removals and storage solutions for those living throughout Manchester.
Moving to Bury
The Bury property market is very buoyant and many young families flock to the area to benefit from the great balance of urban and rural living, as well as favourable property prices. Compared to other Manchester property prices, living in Bury is achievable. Flats start at £55,000 but the real hit with first-time buyers are the traditional red brick terraces. Properties of this nature (with two-bedrooms) start at the same price as one-bedroom flats. Three-bed terraces hover around £75,000 and similar sized semis are upwards of £89,000. Smaller detached properties start at £130,000 and those with four bedrooms or over, £160,000.
If renting suits you better, very large detached homes are upwards of £950 pcm, lowering to £625 for three beds. Family sized semis can be found in the £500 to £600 pcm bracket. The popular two-bed red brick terraces can be snapped up for a minimum of £425 pcm and flats start at £325 pcm.
Schools in Bury
As well as a number of wonderful pre-schools and nurseries, there are an incredible number of primary schools in Bury. A vast majority of the primary schools are feeder schools into specific secondary schools, so it can be best for parents to do their research before settling. Some of the most popular primary schools include Old Hall, Lowercroft, Mersey Drive and St Mary’s CofE.
There are six secondary schools located directly in Bury and a vast number on the outskirts. Broad Oak High School, Castlebrook High School and Elton High School all ‘require improvement’ according to Ofsted. However, Bury Cof E High School is ‘good’ and Derby High School, ‘good with outstanding features’. However, St Gabriel’s RC High School is by far the most popular and ‘outstanding’ across the broad in the eyes of Ofsted.
Transport Links Bury
Bury is the ideal commuter hub, particularly for drivers. The M66 and M60 within easy reach and give way to the M62, M65 and M61. Drivers can get to Manchester in 40 minutes in kind traffic and both Liverpool and Leeds can be accessed in around 90 minutes.
Bury Interchange is the town’s transport hub, comprising of bus station and a north terminus of one of Manchester Metrolink’s tram lines. Services run between Bury and Manchester every 12 minutes on two routes, forming a 6-minute service between the two destinations at peak times.
Buses are run by four operators in Bury, carrying passengers to Manchester, Rochdale, Bolton, Middleton, and Rawtenstall as well as local Bury villages and areas.