Blackley is about two and a half miles north of the city centre. The Surrey Road estate is west of Rochdale Road, just south of Boggart Hole Clough. Rochdale Road is a major route from Manchester to the north and the M60 motorway (about a mile and a half away).
All homes are within walking distance of the North City Centre complex. As well as a variety of smaller shops and indoor market, there's a large Asda store and a unique covered outdoor market. There's a post office and medical centre too. Not only is it the place to come for a whole range of shops, but it has special Sure Start facilities for families with young children. There's a leisure and fitness centre, with a modern swimming pool, fitness suite and dance studio too. A new police station is helping build a safe and secure atmosphere.
There are frequent buses along Rochdale Road from Manchester to Middleton and Rochdale. The vibrant city centre, with its shops, entertainment and leisure facilities is just a few minutes journey. Local buses run along Moston Lane too.
It's less than a mile to the new Central Manchester Business park (off Monsall Road) - an exciting venture that's boosting the local economy and offering new jobs and training opportunities.
All Blackley homes are very close to Boggart Hole Clough. It's one of Manchester's largest parks, with bowls, fishing, boating, football pitches, playground, running track, multicourts and woodland walks.
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 are around 110 Northwards 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 . . .
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