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West Didsbury is a small estate on the east side of Princess Road, between Barlow Moor Road and the river Mersey. It's about four miles south of the city centre Princess Road is a major route into the city from the M56 and the motorway network.

Living in West Didsbury

Although there are few shops on the doorstep, it is just over a mile to the wide variety of shops, banks, post offices, bars and restaurants in Chorlton or Didsbury. There are more local services In Northenden a pleasant mile walk away across one of the local golf courses. There are very frequent buses along Barlow Moor Road to Didsbury and Chorlton, the city centre and the university, and plenty of buses along Princess Road to the city centre and to Wythenshawe and the airport.

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Housing in West Didsbury

The wider Chorlton and West Didsbury areas have a healthy mix of housing - with plenty of owner-occupied homes, private renting and public housing. The 170 Southway homes in West Didsbury are mostly two- or three-bedroom houses with a few flats in small blocks - mostly built in the 1930s.

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