Manchester is one of the UK's most exciting cities. It's got friendly locals, a world-class food scene, top-notch entertainment and plenty of cultural landmarks. What more could you ask for? How about high-end, community-driven living designed just for renters?
Well, we're glad you asked. Build-to-Rent provides renter-exclusive homes with all the trimmings. From high-end apartments in some of the city's most exciting neighbourhoods to a range of five-star on-site amenities, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to Build-to-Rent communities.
But where are the best ones in Manchester? We've been looking at renter trends on Movebubble to see where you can find the 10 most popular Build-to-Rent communities in Manchester. Here's what made the list.
Located in Salford Quays, one of Manchester's most thriving neighbourhoods, Allsop offers studio, one, two and three-bed options in its Duet Build-to-Rent community. Choose between stylish fully-furnished apartments or put your own mark on things and do your own decorating.
There's a strong emphasis on community at Duet with a residents' lounge and co-working space, where you can chill out or get those all-important reports finished. An on-site gym is also on hand in case you feel like working up a sweat.
Ascend Affinity Living
A 17-storey community, Affinity Living is located in the Spinningfields neighbourhood right in the heart of Manchester. Flexibility is the name of the game here with no-deposit renting and the ability to add your own personality to apartments that are left as a blank canvas. Though furnished options are available too.
Affinity Living is tech-enabled, thanks to mobile phone door entry and a property management app that makes it easy to request repairs. It's not short on social spaces either: enjoy a residents' lounge, co-working area and TV rooms.
X1 Manchester Waters
X1's Manchester Waters enjoys a waterside location and offers modernity in the form of tastefully-designed apartments. It also benefits from a location close to convenient travel links as well as the local amenities of Salford Quays.
Residents get access to a private on-site gym and a cinema room that's open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Manchester Waters is an X1 property, which means you can enjoy access to a loyalty card that offers benefits throughout the city.
The Trilogy Allsop
Another Allsop community, The Trilogy is located in Manchester's historic Castelfied neighbourhood - where scenic canals, charming redbrick buildings and quaint restaurants and cafes set the scene for locals.
The Trilogy is jam-packed with community-led amenities. Test your fitness at the on-site gym, relax in the residents' lounge, enjoy secure parking and benefit from a 24-hour concierge service. The apartments aren't too bad either: how does a 100mbps internet connection and a private balcony sound?
Get Living New Maker Yards
Built around three historic canal basins and bounded by the River Irwell, New Maker Yards is proving to be a popular choice with our renters. There are more than 275 homes to choose from, with each one designed by award-winning architects Hassell.
The city centre is just 12 minutes away by public transport, meaning the entire city is practically on your doorstep. There's plenty to do in the direct vicinity too: enjoy your new local at Seven Bro7hers beerhouse, do a spot of yoga along the canals and try one of the many local restaurants.
X1 Media City Towers
X1's second property on the list, Media City Towers is ideal if you're working at MediaCityUK. It's just a stone's throw away from the home of the BBC, and all that Salford Quays has to offer - which includes The Lowry and fantastic restaurants like Pier Eight.
There are two buildings at the Media City Towers community: Tower I and Tower II. Apartments are modern and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows. Residents can also enjoy a private on-site gym and cinema room that are open 24/7.
Urbanbubble Local Blackfriars
Billed as a "neighbourhood within a neighbourhood", Local Blackfriars offers stylish apartments with a built-in social scene. Options come in the form of light and airy one and two-bedroom homes, as well as a selection of Manhattan-style townhouses.
Make the most of green space at the landscaped gardens, hit the on-site gym, catch a flick at the cinema and receive 24/7 support from the management team. It's no wonder Local Blackfriars is a top choice with our renters.
Savills The Astley
Located in the Northern Quarter, one of Manchester's most vibrant neighbourhoods, The Astley encompasses everything there is to love about city living. Apartments are pet friendly, and there's a dedicated on-site management team to ensure a smooth living experience.
A residents' lounge and workspace mean you can literally work, rest and play all in the same building. While a rooftop terrace offers the chance to catch some fresh air and rays during the warmer months.
Grainger Clippers Quay
Grainger's Clippers Quay has it all, from attractive apartments with modern interiors to a wealth of amenities like an on-site gym, cinema room and residents' lounge. You can bring your pet too, who will love roaming the private gardens.
The Salford location means you're in one of Manchester's most exciting neighbourhoods and are just 15 minutes from the city centre by tram. A 24-hour concierge is also on hand to ensure you're getting the most out of your Clippers Quay experience.
X1 Endeavour House
The third X1 property on the list, Endeavour House is another community in the bustling Salford Quays district. Residents at Endeavour House can choose from one and two-bedroom fully furnished apartments.
Options of rolling contracts offer flexible tenancies to suit your needs, while the X1 loyalty card gives you city-wide benefits. Endeavour House is located opposite the Salford Quays tram stop, meaning you have easy access all over the city.
Community living at its finest
With Build-to-Rent booming, it's no surprise that our renters are digging the communities on offer in Manchester. After all, who wouldn't want a renter-exclusive home designed precisely for your lifestyle and needs? And the ones on our list are some of the best on offer.