Dam Head is about five miles north of the city centre. It's on the south side of Victoria Avenue near is junction with Rochdale Road, next to Boggart Hole Clough. It is close to the M60 motorway round Manchester - so there's good access to other parts of the city and the north west.
Dam Head is mostly a residential area, but there is a choice of shops, including a supermarket, and a post office on the Rochdale Road/Victoria Avenue crossroads. It's just over a mile from Middleton where there are more shops and local facilities. There are regular buses along Rochdale Road to the city centre, Middleton and all the leisure and sporting facilities at Heaton Park. Boggart Hole Clough is a big local attraction. It's one of Manchester's largest parks, with bowls, fishing, boating, football pitches, playground, running track, multi-courts and woodland walks. There's a brand new play park for under-fives with swings, mini-roundabout, climbing frame and more, in the middle of the estate.
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 . . .
There is some private housing near Rochdale Road but most Dam Head homes are rented from the Northwards or are former council homes that have been bought by their tenants. There are about 909 Northwards homes here on two main estates - one built in the 1930s, the other in the 1970s.
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 . . .
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