This old textile mill town on the River Irwell is 10 miles north of Manchester and boasts excellent transport links to the city and beyond.
It is just 25 minutes by train to Manchester city centre and is also part of Metrolink, the excellent Manchester tram system. It is very close to the M60 and M66, providing swift access to Manchester Airport and the M62 to Liverpool and Leeds.
There has been significant multi-million pound investment in the town centre, where Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham recently launched his campaign to showcase the impact that investment in towns brings. Two key developments are The Rock, a successful retail and leisure-led mixed-use development and St Modwen’s 17-acre £4 million Chamberhall Business Park, an exciting new employment park providing high-quality business accommodation in an attractive landscaped setting over a range of sizes. The first phase will provide 40,000 sq ft of business space.
There are more people moving from outside the area, especially with younger couples who have been priced out of other areas of Greater Manchester. Ultimately, Manchester is the big draw and Bury is only ten miles away.
According to Bury Council, significant investment in infrastructure means that 97 per cent of premises can access faster broadband speeds. Council leader Rishi Shori believes the “Bury boom” is now in full swing with excellent transport links, sustainable inward investment, a skilled workforce and good schools proving a winning combination.
Average house price (Zoopla, January 2019): £190,100
Location: Located on the River Irwell, Bury is 5.5 miles east of Bolton, 5.9 miles southwest of Rochdale, and 7.9 miles northwest of Manchester.
Transport: Bury provides swift access to Manchester Airport and the M62 to Liverpool and Leeds due to the near M60 and M66. A train journey to Manchester city centre takes 25 minutes, while the Manchester Metrolink tram system runs frequently through Bury.
Population: As of 2015, 78,723 was the recorded population of Bury.
Investment: Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham recently launched a campaign to showcase the impact that investment in towns like Bury brings, following significant multi-million pound investment in the town centre.