Best areas to live in Bury
Quiet rural villages and busy suburbs surround the town of Bury, offering something for everyone, and all within close proximity to Manchester, Bolton and Rochdale.
The village of Greenmount is popular among commuters looking for affordable living and proximity to Manchester, with average property prices standing at £312,761. The village is 3.1 miles north of Bury town centre and 13 miles north of Manchester, with amenities including schools, a golf club, a tennis club and beautiful green spaces.
Ramsbottom is a large market village steeped in industrial history, and it boasts stunning Pennine scenery and beautiful period properties. It is located four miles north of Bury and 12 miles north of Manchester, and its property prices average at £241,101. The M66 connects the town to Manchester, while its railway station is serviced by the East Lancashire Railway service, making the village incredibly popular among commuters.
With average property prices of £157,065, Elton is one of Bury’s most affordable suburbs. Only 10 miles north of Manchester, six miles from Bolton and 7.5 miles from Rochdale, it is perfectly situated for commuters, who can reach these bigger cities easily via nearby motorways and the A58.
Lowercroft is an affordable suburb of Bury that combines the natural beauty of the Elton Brook with the convenience of proximity to multiple primary schools, shops, pubs and sports clubs. Located 2.1 miles from Bury town centre and 10 miles from Manchester via the A56, Lowercroft’s residents include professionals, commuters and families.
With average house prices sitting at £365,083, Holcombe is an affluent village brimming with stone cottages and period properties. It is located on the Holcombe Moor, only 16 miles north of Manchester and eight miles from Bolton. The National Trust moorland that surrounds Holcombe is great for nature-lovers, who can enjoy walking, jogging, birdwatching and cycling on the many footpaths and bridleways.