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LIFE IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Arts, history, culture, footie, food, shopping and beautiful landscapes - all equals great retirement living at its fun-est. 

Vibrant, multi-cultural and lively, with a proud heritage from being at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, the Greater Manchester region has a large and diverse population. This means it offers a huge array of things to do and see which cater to all tastes: from celebrity chef run restaurants to Lowry exhibitions, designer shopping to cocktails at the casino, country strolls to science museums, river cruises, to perhaps its most famous export, football. 

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Retirement living in Greater Manchester

Community
McCarthy Stone Cider food festival

Community

The people of Greater Manchester are known for their warm, friendly attitude, and if you choose one of our retirement properties, you’ll find yourself at the heart of a welcoming community. There are plenty of community events to enjoy like the renown Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Manchester Pride, multiple music festivals like Great Northern Ska or the quirkier annual World Black Pudding Lobbing Championships in Ramsbottom.

There are over 60 golf clubs dotted around the region and lots of places to enjoy countryside sports, such as the massive Hollingworth Lake Country Park, where you'll find fishing, bird-watching and boating.

And there are plenty of social clubs, sports and fitness groups and walking clubs dotted around the area if you want to pursue a hobby or meet new friends. 
Did you know? 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their new retirement home.

Retirement Homes in Greater Manchester