With all the excitement of Manchester less than 2 miles away, Hanson Gardens is the perfect place to live, providing everything you and your family could want. Getting around couldn’t be easier with the new Metrolink trams and regular bus routes into the city centre, while for drivers, there are direct routes to the heart of the city, as well as easy access to the M60 Manchester Ring Road, which links to the M62 for Liverpool and Leeds and the M6 for Birmingham and Preston.
Out and About
Locally the City Council have been careful to preserve green spaces, with Moston’s Broadhurst Park the home for local leisure, and the nearby Heaton Park a great day out, with its own golf course, boating lake and a wide selection of activities for the whole family. Significant investment in the Irk Valley means that this stretch of open green space running through the built up areas of North Manchester, including Harpurhey and Moston, is currently being rejuvenated to provide a selection of environmentally friendly recreational facilities, as well as a haven for wildlife. Boggart Hole Clough urban park, in nearby Blackley, stages a number of cross country events and mountain bike rides, along with summer fundays. It also has a boating lake and bowling green. Just a little further afield, you’ll find the stunning Peak District and Lake District National Parks both within easy reach.
Things To Do
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment with a selection of top venues nearby including the MEN Arena, Manchester Central and the remarkable Bridgewater Hall. Add in a choice of famous theatres, top restaurants and a lively nightlife and you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied.
For those essential extras, take a short walk to the vibrant Moston Lane, which includes a diverse range of shops and services, or for a more serious shop, head for Harpurhey District Centre, which includes an ASDA and the newly redeveloped Harpurhey Market. Just a short drive further takes you to Manchester Fort retail-park, which is host to a wide range of big name stores.
Cheetham Hill Road offers a culturally diverse selection of food markets and daytime cafes for those wanting a taste of something different, while lovers of Indian food should head for the famous Curry Mile in Rusholme, famed for having Britain’s largest concentration of Asian restaurants. The Factory Youth Zone, on Rochdale Road, is open to young people from across the city, providing access to a quality, safe and affordable place to spend their leisure time.
There has recently been an investment of around £140 million ploughed into North Manchester’s schools to ensure that they meet modern learning needs. The development is well served by local schools, including Moston Fields Primary School, Moston Lane Community School, Abraham Moss High School and St.Matthews RC High School, along with the new Manchester Creative and Media Academy and Manchester Communications Academy. GP Services are available locally including the practice on St. Georges Drive and the new Simpson Memorial Practice on Moston Lane. Dental services are available at Moston Dental Practice on Kenyon Lane.