Manchester is located in Northern England and has become known as England’s “second city” outside of London, having one of the nation’s largest student populations with a strong graduate holding rate. The city was ranked second in England for attracting investment, having a £7 billion envisaged government investment plan for the metro area.

The city’s impressive history began during the industrial revolution, hosted the establishment of well-known music labels, and two world class football clubs, making the city a highly popular destination for young professionals and corporate headquarters. The city ranks first on home value appreciation among UK having values growing at 21% during 2013. In 2015 Manchester ranked #1 in terms of rental yields at 7.98%, outperforming other London boroughs and cities of England [1].

[1] HSBC. News Release. Manchester is the UK’s top buy-to-let hotspot