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Council and housing association homes


Didsbury is six miles south of the city centre. It's between Kingsway and Wilmslow Road (the A34), with excellent transport to Manchester, surrounding suburbs and out to Cheshire. See rehousing area map (pdf).


Living in Didsbury

Didsbury is a mixed neighbourhood with traditional residential family areas alongside younger, vibrant communities. There are lots of local shops and small supermarkets, and a larger Tesco store in nearby Parrs Wood.

Didsbury village has a choice of bars and restaurants, as well as banks, a post office and library. There are very frequent buses along Wilmslow Road to Manchester and the universities. Railway stations at East Didsbury and Burnage offer frequent trains to Manchester and the airport.

There's access to the river meadows and parks of the Mersey valley; and the entertainment centre at Parrs Wood offers a multi-screen cinema, numerous restaurants, ten-pin bowling, a modern gym and a range of other excellent leisure facilities for adults and children.

Homes to rent in Didsbury

There are around 600 homes rented out by not-for-profit landlords like housing associations and housing trusts. See homes here: street-by-street map.

Facilities in Didsbury

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Neighbouring areas

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The graph shows the average availability of homes here. The higher the availability, the better your chances. But it depends on your rehousing priority too.

availability graph

graph key: blue box Singles/Couples 16 to 40
Availability: extremely low

graph key:orange box Singles/Couples 40 to 60
Availability: low

graph key:green box Singles/Couples over 60
Availability:  low

graph key:pink box Family/adult groups 2 beds
Availability: below average

graph key:navy box Family/adult groups 3 beds
Availability: extremely low

graph key:red box Family/adult groups 4+ beds
Availability: extremely low

See availability in other South Manchester areas