Firmly established as England’s second city, extensive investment and redevelopment has resulted in Manchester seeing more people committing to an urban lifestyle than anywhere else in the UK.

Distinctive districts, such as the Ancoats Urban Village, have sprung up, offering the chance to live, work and play in a village-like atmosphere, in the midst of a high-energy metropolitan scene.

Manchester is famed for its fast-paced social vibe, boasting a melee of clubs, restaurants, bars and cafes that offer something for everyone. A rich cultural scene provides a plethora of museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas and the city's shopping is second to none.

Combine these assets with Manchester's excellent transport links, a robust economy, unrelenting outside investment and a world-famous sporting heritage, and you have a thriving city that is a honey pot for both residents and businesses.