City Center Living in Manchester

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Manchester is one of the most significant cities of the United Kingdom and has been the forefront of city center living for the past fifteen years. It is one of the biggest economic regions, cultural centres and media clusters outside London. Furthermore, its housing market is also well established.

The image of Manchester has been transformed by the growth of its city centre living over the past few years, which has also helped the growth of economic privileges. The population of Manchester has mounted enormously since the past few years. This trend of rising population has pulled the city out of social and economic decline. The current gain of economy is by financial services, business services, airport and higher education. Three universities are there in Manchester, which have 99,000 students approximately.

However, in the 1980s Manchester was not such a thriving city where people would desire to reside. It has a population of less than a thousand people in the city core, which ignited the massive development projects that are ongoing until the current time. The constructional development began in Castle field and spread to Northern Quarter later on covering the entire city centre. After basic development and construction works in the core city, the developers moved on to surrounding neighborhoods of New Islington, Ancoats, Salford Quays, the Green Quarter development in Salford, and behind Victoria Station.

The current population of the city is 15,000, which according to estimates will be around 25,000 in the year of 2010. Nearly half of the current populations are students. The students also constitute the 40% of the city centre's working-age population. About 39% of the residents of the city are graduates and the City Council is making opportunities for these graduates too to reside in the city on permanent basis and obtain a good source of income.

Manchester city centre is a highly sought after place today amongst young professionals as it a compact city with a good social life, which is attractive for young population. People choose the city centre for convenience, proximity and the buzz it holds. Even the people with lower incomes find the city suitable, sociable and exciting.

It is a market of urban renaissance. People prefer the convenience of walking to their destinations like office or university. They tend to like the easy accessibility of bars, restaurants, boutiques and departmental stores. The young crowd can shop for their necessary items on the way back from office or university. The comfortable housing procedure is also a bonus to people when they wish to attain residence in the area. These conveniences are due to the planned development of the city centre.

The Manchester city centre has become safer and more vibrant. However, the increasing amount of population has caused some problems and difficulties for its residents. The noise of the population in the city has increased and the greenery has decreased. Furthermore, families don't find city centre as an attractive a place to settle down as single people do. The reason for such preferences is the lack of space and lack of public services that a family requires.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30