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Manchester named 28th most “liveable” city in the world

Manchester named 28th most “liveable” city in the world

Manchester has rocketed up the league table of the best cities in the world to live, according to the latest annual report by The Economist.  

Beating the likes of London and Barcelona, Manchester was one of the biggest risers in the Global Liveability index report, which is published each year by The Economist Intelligence Unit.  

Manchester rose an impressive 26 places to reach the 28th spot out of a total of 172 world cities in the survey. The city saw a drop in the last couple of years due to the effects of Covid restricts and the subsequent impacts – but Manchester is now above its pre-pandemic level.  

The survey looked at the city’s stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education as well as its infrastructure. Based on these criteria, Manchester was placed above London (which is 33rd) – as well as LA (37th), Auckland (34th), Madrid (43rd), Barcelona (35th), Adelaide (30th) and Perth (32)  

Manchester City Council Leader, Bev Craig, welcomed the news that the city has performed so well in the survey:   

 “I’m proud that Manchester is the highest ranked UK city. It’s great to see this respected survey recognise we already know – that Manchester is a great place to be: A vibrant, creative, energetic and ambitious city that puts residents at its heart.   

“But Manchester’s ambition doesn’t stop there. We are determined to become a top-flight world city and this analysis suggests we are making strong progress.   

“This is a brilliant city to live in, work in or visit but our goal is to make it even better – an exciting and innovative place where everyone can thrive and share in that success. We are proudly taking our place on a world stage and will strive to improve further." 

The news comes as Manchester was also crowned the best UK city for retail and leisure in 2022! 

Collier’s inaugural “LocateVenues” retail ranking report monitored the retail and leisure offering at commercial venues across the country – and found that Manchester has the largest ranges of these offerings in one shoppable location across the UK.   

There is no doubt that now is a fantastic time to consider investing in property in Manchester.   We currently have a number of exciting opportunities in the city, including:  



Uptown comprises of 156 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with opulent interiors and a design ethos which marries contemporary flourishes with updated industrial styles.  

 It delivers the convenience of city living from a stylish waterfront location, offering an enviable modern lifestyle in Manchester’s most sustainable new residential building – and apartments are exclusively available from Alliance Investments. 

The three towers of Uptown create a stunning geometric pattern on the skyline, and provide best-in-class amenities for residents including a gymnasium, cinema room, stunning roof gardens and a 24/7 front of house service to make this a truly special residential experience. 




Vision will be an iconic feature on the Manchester skyline and is the city’s most prestigious new luxury building. It comprises 37 storeys of prime residential apartments in the heart of the city centre on Whitworth Street West, directly opposite AXIS and Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink tram station.  

 Every part of Vision has been carefully created with the resident in mind. An extraordinary level of care and consideration has gone into each aspect of the building to provide a contemporary and luxurious feel throughout.  

 Urban Green

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Urban Green is a stunning new luxury development in one of Manchester’s most exciting up-and-coming areas. Comprised of 174 one- and two-bedroom apartments, this building offers a high-end lifestyle and all the convenience of city centre living at a more affordable price. 

This secure community has been designed by award-winning architects and is ideal for first-time buyers and families looking to live in a convenient location with outstanding transport links, educational institutions and proximity to some of Manchester’s finest green spaces and sports venues. 

If you are looking for your next property investment, this is the perfect time to learn more about Manchester and its future as a property investment hotspot. You can do so by clicking here and getting in touch with our team. 

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