Bury’s fantastic town centre is a huge draw to the area, not just from other local towns but Bury’s ‘World Famous’ Market draws people in from the all over the country. The town centre has some fantastic high street names, restaurants, bars and all the amenities you would expect of a prosperous town. What has to make Bury one of the most desirable suburbs of Manchester is the eclectic mix of stunning scenery, industrial heritage and picturesque villages. Bury has a bit of everything for everyone.

The Bury property market is very buoyant with young families flocking to the area to enjoy all the perks of city living whilst being on the cusp of open countryside. The local schools are renowned for their high standards and are a huge draw to the area from surrounding suburbs. Property in the Tottington, Greenmount and Ramsbottom area is always of particularly high demand. Property to rent is always in short supply due to the popularity of the area. While Bury hasn't been recession proof, prices have remained relatively stable for the last few years again showing the areas popularity in comparison to other northern suburbs. Currently a two bedroom apartment in Bury will cost between £75,000-£100,000, a typical three bedroom family home would be £150,000-£200,000 and a four bedroom detached home can be yours from £250,000-£350,000.

Bury is one of the most popular places to live with younger families and commuters. The schools in the area are very popular with Bury Grammar School, Tottington High and Derby High School just a few of the outstanding schools in the local area. Bury is also strategically placed on the motorway network proving extremely popular with commuters. The M66 and M60 junctions give quick access to the M6, M65 and M62 which is unrivalled by other local towns, also the Metro link in to Manchester city centre always proves a huge draw to the town.

Bury is the home town of Sir Robert Peel, former Prime Minister, founder of the Metropolitan Police and Conservative Party. A monument to Peel is outside the Parish Church and Peel Tower stands on the hills overlooking the area. Bury has a host of famous sons and daughters, the Neville brothers, Helen Flanagan and maybe more surprisingly Cherie Blair. The town is most famous for its amazing markets and its surrounding countryside.

Bury also has regular events in the surrounding villages. Ramsbottom is a brilliant place to go and spend a Sunday with the markets, the steam train coming through and its traditional pubs

As a popular and growing residential area there is a range of property types in and around Bury. The town’s industrial past leaves a legacy of period property spanning the last 200 years. The villages surrounding the town are popular for their stone cottages and scenic views. The main routes out of town, Walmersley Road, Manchester Road and Bolton Road have much larger Victorian and Edwardian properties of which a number have been converted into apartments and shared accommodation. There are some real gems to still be found though. In contrast to the older property in town there are a number of more modern estates, around the popular Tottington, Walshaw and Seddons Farm area where you will find the bulk of the 3-4 bedroom detached stock in the area. The recent Rock development has brought an abundance of modern apartments available to market that are catering for the young professionals in the area.

As one of Bury's most popular Estate Agents Your Move has property available throughout the area. From SunnyBank to Summerseat and stretching across from Heywood to Holcombe. We have property to suit every price range with terraced houses in 'Fishpool' starting from £65,000 to detached homes with land for £485,000.

The most sought after areas of Bury are the Greenmount and Holcombe Brook areas where property sells for significantly more than the rest of the town. The larger individually designed homes with open aspects will sell in excess of £1,000,000.

The rental market in Bury is extremely busy with stock not lasting very long at all. Typically a one bedroom apartment will be available from £375-400pcm. A two bedroom apartment will cost between £450-£550pcm whilst two bedroom houses start from £500pcm. A three bedroom family home depending on size and condition will cost between £650-£850pcm while a four bedroom detached will be renting for £850-£1250pcm.

Bury has a diverse selection of popular high street shops as well as smaller independent retailers. The Rock is a great destination with M&S, Debenhams, Next, Primark, Bank, H&M to name just a few of the brands you would expect to see in such a prosperous town.

The Met Arts Centre is based in the centre of Bury in the Derby Hall; it’s a small performing arts venue hosting some great events. The steam train still runs from Bury on a daily basis and the award winning Transport Museum with its fine collection of vintage vehicles is a great day out. Bury also houses the Fusilier Museum commemorating over 300 years of the regiments history. Burrs Country Park is a popular recreation area for all the family and they're a number of great walks across the Pennines

Bury is excellently connected boasting motorway links with M66 and M60 which in turn give easy access to the M62, M65 & M61 making Bury the ideal commuter hub. The Metrolink gets you in to Manchester in less than 15 minutes and there are fantastic bus links to all surrounding locations.

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