Wythenshawe was planned as a ‘Garden City’ in the 1920s and as a result almost every home has its own garden, making the Wythenshawe location one of the greenest areas in Manchester. Garden City Homes continues the tradition of providing family homes with gardens and easy access to both city centre and countryside.
Located just off Junction 4 of the M56, Wythenshawe benefits from superb access to Manchester city centre. Wythenshawe is the proud home of Manchester International Airport and South Manchester University Hospital, making it a popular residential choice for local employees. Some 50,000 people work in Wythenshawe and its surrounds, with household names like Virgin Media, PZ Cussons, Shell and Microsoft making up the main employers.
Wythenshawe is located just 6 miles away from Manchester city centre and therefore is a great place to live with everything you could need at your doorstep. Wythenshawe is well located for a wide range of retail and leisure activities from local independent shopping to museums, theatres and galleries. If it’s eating and drinking out you enjoy, Wythenshawe is spoilt for choice to suit all tastes. Community life in Wythenshawe is based around strong neighbourhoods, the many green spaces of a garden-city environment and the vibrant community and voluntary sector that thrives here. Community venues range from the large-scale Forum complex to local youth and community centres and smaller-scale church halls. Voluntary organisations also come in various shapes and sizes from Tree of Life, which has one centre in the area, to small groups such as scouts, guides, cultural groups and sports clubs.
All four Wythenshawe secondary schools have been extensively rebuilt to provide 21st century learning environments in projects costing tens of millions led by Manchester City Council. Further education opportunities exist in Manchester Health Academy, Newall Green High School and Manchester Enterprise Academy Sixth Forms, as well as The Manchester College Northenden and Wythenshawe Campuses. 96.5% of pupils in Wythenshawe are attending a primary school judged by Ofsted as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.