Monsall is less than two miles north-east of Manchester city centre. It's on the north side of Queens Road, halfway between Rochdale Road and Oldham - both major routes from the north into the city.
Monsall has benefited from radical redevelopment in The homes and local environment have been brought up to high modern standards. Local people have signed a 'community agreement' that commits them to protecting the area and the people who live there. It's a thriving community with a bright future.
There's a busy local shopping parade at the junction of Queens Road and Monsall Street. It's about a mile to the large Asda store and other shops at the new North City Centre complex, and a similar distance from the bars and restaurants of the 'Northern Quarter' on the edge of the city centre. The North City Centre has a variety of smaller shops and indoor market, there's a unique covered outdoor market. There's a post office and medical centre too. The centre is the place to come for a whole range of shops, as well as special Sure Start facilities for families with young children. There's a new leisure and fitness centre, with a modern swimming pool, fitness suite and dance studio. A brand new police station is helping build a safe and secure atmosphere.
There's good public transport, with regular buses along Queens Road, Rochdale Road and Oldham Road - the vibrant city centre, with its shops, entertainment and leisure facilities is just a few minutes journey. And things could get even better if the Metrolink tram system is extended to the heart of the area - with fast, frequent trams into the city centre from a new station on Monsall Street.
Monsall is right next door to the new Central Manchester Business park - an exciting venture that's boosting the local economy and offering new jobs and training opportunities. And it's only a mile to the City of Manchester stadium and other sporting and recreational facilities in Eastlands - including the new 'East Manchester town centre' between Alan Turing Way and Ashton New Road.
Check out facilities in and around this area: schools, post offices, childcare centres and nurseries, schools, adult education centres, youth clubs, libraries, parks, leisure centres, doctors, dentists, chemists and so on . . .
As well as Northwards homes, there is plenty of housing rented from four or five different not-for-profit landlords like housing associations. There are about 435 council homes here.
See more information about Northwards homes in this area: the numbers and types of properties and the average 'queue date' that people may need to get an offer of a home in that area . . .