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Didsbury is a very popular area due to the villages close proximity to Manchester City Centre via the A34 and Princess Road. The nearby North West Motorway Network and easily accessible Manchester International Airport provide further valuable commuter links. Didsbury is also well known for its excellent schools and collages ideal for children of all ages. Didsbury also offers a wide variety of shops, a successful business community, an active cultural scene and a multitude of sporting and leisure activities. All of which, along with the friendly and welcoming residents make Didsbury a very popular place to live. Reeds Rains in Didsbury can provide everything required whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent a property or require our lettings service as a landlord.

The Didsbury market is notorious for high demand and short supply and was named by the BBC this year as 'Little London'. Properties in Didsbury have always been snapped up regardless of the national market and this is having a ripple effect across the bordering areas such as Withington, Northenden and Burnage. Property prices continue to stay strong and in some postcodes will continue to increase throughout the year.

Didsbury and its surrounding areas offer residents to a multitude of people. Residents tend to start as young professionals and either rent or buy a one/ two bedroom apartment and then move into bigger properties in the area when they start a family. Very few people move away from Didsbury unless they are relocating with work or abroad. For growing families Didsbury offers fantastic schools including Beaver Road Primary School, Didsbury C.E Primary School and Barlow R.C or Parrs Wood High Schools.

There are a number of TV celebrities that enjoy Didsbury including Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer who owns 'Greens' vegetarian restaurant in West Didsbury. Other famous residents include Tina O'Brian and Andrew (Freddie) Fintoff whose son attends the Didsbury black belt academy.

The manager of Reeds Rains Didsbury, Kimberley Neilson says Didsbury is one of the most popular places in Manchester to live. 'If you don't know Manchester then its a great place to move to, Didsbury offers fantastic amenities for all types of residents from young professionals to the retired community'.

Didsbury is a popular residential area and offers a wide variety of property to buy or rent. Didsbury has existed as a small hamlet as early as the 13th century therefore offers a selection of stunning Victorian and Edwardian properties to newly built 'Green' homes. The vast majority of period homes in Didsbury and its surrounding areas retain many original features such as Appleby Lodge which is a Grade 2 listed art deco building with original balustrades and single aluminium windows. Didsbury and the surrounding areas offer properties for all types of buyers whether you're looking for a studio apartment or a six bedroom detached home.

As Didsbury's largest estate agents we offer a fantastic range of properties for sale in Didsbury and the surrounding areas from studio apartments to big detached homes. The most popular roads in Didsbury such as Pine Road, Spath Road and Old Broadway offer large detached family homes which can demand in excess of £1,000,000. 

The most popular apartments tend to be the period conversions located within a stone’s throw from either Didsbury village or West Didsbury and can fetch up to and over £250,000. The further away from Didsbury you travel the more property you get for your money with three bedroom semi-detached houses for sale in Northenden achieving between £200,000 - £250,000 whilst an apartment in Withington or Fallowfield could achieve around £150,000

The rental market in Didsbury and the surrounding areas is very strong and similar to the sales market, offers a high demand and short supply for good quality properties. The average two bedroom apartment in Didsbury will demand around £750/£800pcm whilst a three bedroom house in East Didsbury or Withington will fetch up to £1000pcm.  Also very similar to the sales market the further out of Didsbury you go, the more property you get for you money, picking up a three bedroom semi detached for £650pcm in Burnage/ Levenshulme.

There is a huge selection of restaurants and shops in Didsbury. The mile long stretch of Wilmslow Road boasts many restaurants and bars which are mainly independent family run establishments. West Didsbury is a short walk from Burton Road metrolink and also offers a number of bars, restaurants and unique boutiques. Didsbury is home to Axons of Didsbury a famous and well established butchers and the ever popular Cheese Hamlet. There is a large Tesco located in East Didsbury whilst the village offers a Marks and Spencers, Co-operative and Tesco Express. Didsbury also host’s a number of opticians, hairdressers, beauty salons and dentists.

Didsbury and its surrounding areas are home to several golf clubs and Didsbury Cricket Club, there are numerous parks offering out door 'Proactive Fitness' boot camps and football tournaments. Parrs Wood complex offers bowling lanes, cinema, a gym and casino. There are a number of green spaces in Didsbury with the popular Didsbury Park, Fletcher Moss and Marie Louise Gardens.

Although Didsbury is a vibrant and busy village it offers a number of tranquil outdoor spaces such as The Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Didsbury Park and Marie Louise Gardens. Didsbury has more recently been added to the metro link line with 8 stops stretching from East Didsbury to Chorlton. Didsbury offers close proximity to the M56 and M60 motorways providing ideal access for commuters. Didsbury is served by several bus routes into Manchester City Centre, The Trafford Centre, Northenden and other destinations.