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Are they good?
know the area quite well. it overlooks United's ground, right next to the BBC. literally the windiest place on earth, but plesant enough otherwise.
was just gonna say that the trams can be a bit of a ballache during rush hours and when there's a game on, etc.
dunno if you've had a mooch round already, but there are plenty of other places nearby you could look for work if you do move. there's the Lowry museum as well, the BBC as mentioned above, a few of the banks head offices are based on Salford Quays as well, there's quite a big college there now i think, loads of new hotels, then Trafford Park (a huge industrial estate with around 1,500 companies) starts pretty much behind the BBC.
We've been house hunting around there recently and you can get a proper, one bedroom flat nearby for the same price.
Or y'know, do you prefer walls and stuff...
Studio flats have their own bathroom and kitchen facilities, with a bedsit you share them.
Aside from that, they're okay-ish. You pay more than you would to share with people but you do get the privacy of your own place. I lived in one for three years and a half and was happy enough for the first three.
When I first moved to Sheffield. I spent 9 months there. It was brand new and fully furnished. It had a sofa bed in there which was good at first but after a while the springs stretched (thinly veiled) and I bought a small bed instead and crammed it in. If it's got a reasonable amount of space then it's fine, but don't expect to be doing much hosting and sofa beds generally suck as you end up leaving it made up all the time and living around it.
looks pretty good.
Obviously it'll add time to yr commute but outside of businesses and kite flying (it really is the windiest place on earth) there's pretty much fuck all to do round there
I had a studio flat is salford a few years back, was absolutely fine for me.
The only wall you will be missing (judging by the pics) is the bedroom wall.... the kitchen will most likely be in the same room but this is fine.
Only time I found it a little odd was when I had friends over and we were essentially sleeping in the same room. Aside from that it is fine and that flat looks really nice.
If you have a car you could probably get a one bedroom place in salford and its only a short drive, I lived on the manchester side of salford, 5/10 min drive to salford quays and a 10 min walk to deansgate and then into town.
Something like this
Although it doesn't mention parking
I still find it astonishing how much cheaper it is than most of the places i've looked at for the other job (Epping Forest, outer London etc)
But yeh North is always going to be cheaper than South.
....0.8 miles from deansgate station that has a really good tram service to salford quays and is only a few stops away, worth a look if you get the job - good luck!
Prices in the Quays are inflated by the media types that have all moved there from London as well. Plus if you get the Manchester end of Chapel St or whatever then it's literally a five minute walk into the city centre, but cheaper coz of yr Salford postcode. I'd personally still go for south Manchester though
It was handy for town and stuff.