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Lightbowne is about three miles north east of the city centre, either side of Lightbowne Road. It's close to Oldham Road, a major route into the city centre from the north. See rehousing area map (pdf).

Living in Lightbowne

It's about a mile from the North City Centre complex in nearby Harpurhey. As well as smaller shops, there's a large Asda store, a covered market, post office, medical centre, police station, library and sixth form college.

Homes west of Lightbowne Road are within walking distance of local shops on Moston Lane, while the other side of Lightbowne Road is not far from shops on Oldham Road. There are local post offices and a medical centre on Lightbowne Road.

Most of the area is close to the jobs and training opportunities of the North Central Manchester Business park.

There are regular buses along Lightbowne Road - the vibrant city centre, with its shops, entertainment and leisure facilities is just a few minutes journey. The station at Dean Lane (just off Oldham Road) has regular trains to Manchester and Oldham.

Homes to rent in Lightbowne

There are around 990 homes rented out by not-for-profit landlords like housing associations and housing trusts. See homes here: street-by-street map.

Facilities in Lightbowne

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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 boxSingles/Couples 16 to 40
Availability: average

graph key:orange boxSingles/Couples 40 to 60
Availability: very good

graph key:green boxSingles/Couples over 60
Availability: extremely good

graph key:pink boxFamily/adult groups 2 beds
Availability: average

graph key:navy boxFamily/adult groups 3 beds
Availability: below average

graph key:red box Family/adult groups 4+ beds
Availability: below average

See availability in other North Manchester areas