I'm moving to Manchester in the next few weeks and need to rent in the short term. My husband and I are both 27 and need somewhere safe and pleasant with a few bars and restaurants, good public transport links into the city centre and not too expensive a taxi journey after a night out in the city.
Because of this we have come up with Sale as a possible area (we would have liked Didsbury or city centre but everything in our price range is a flat and we can't move into one of these as we have a cat).
We've found a few properties around Sale in our price range within 15-20 minutes of 3 metrolink stations (Sale, Brooklands and Dane Road).
What are these areas like? Are there any areas to completely avoid?