M9 (Manchester) area guide

The M9 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Benchill, Blackley, Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, Higher Blackley, Manchester, Moston.
Evidence of Bronze Age activity has been excavated in Manchester, which shows that ancient burial sites existed in the area. Before the Roman invasion of Britain, the area was dominated by the Brigantes, known as a Celtic tribe who controlled Northern England during pre-Roman times.
For those looking to purchase property in the wealthiest area of M9, Hargrave Close, would be a good start. Houses in this cul de sac are worth around £200,000. The houses on this road are a mixture of semi-detached and detached, with driveways and gardens. Hargrave Close is just off Boothroyden Road , which is also among the most expensive streets in the area. Victoria Avenue Primary School and St. Clares RC Primary School are listed as the nearest schools to Hargrave Close.

Hemsley Street lies at the other end of the spectrum, as it is one of the most affordable areas in the area, with property worth approximately £35,000. Rochdale Road, one of the major roads located west of Hemsley Street, has both a nursery: Blackley Village Manor Nursery and a school: Mount Carmel RC Primary School.
The Lowry has an eclectic choice of events, to suit a range of interests, such as theatrical productions, comedy and dance shows, musicals and even opera. Even circus cabarets are hosted here, which combine the traditional dancing with acrobatics. Children’s and family shows are offered, along with musicals in sign language. The venue is a popular one, which also caters for conferences and venue hire of all occasions.

There are a number of green spaces in the area, including Boggart Hole Clough, a large park which is part of an ancient woodland. The park hosts a variety of events, such as mountain bike rides, a firework display and cross-country events. It also has athletics facilities and a lake. Other parks include Plant Hill Park, Broadhurst Park and Queen’s Park.

North Manchester General Hospital can also be found in the local area, which is handy for local residents. The hospital has its own park, Crumpsall Park.