Earlier this month, Manchester was voted the best UK city to live in. Those of you who live here will understand why. But how does the city fare in front of a wider audience?
I thought I’d take a look at some of the accolades Manchester has received, in a mini celebration of the place we call home.
Best UK city to live in
The 2015 Global Liveability Survey, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, considers 30 different factors including safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment. Manchester ranked highest in the UK at 46, with London coming in at 53. Number 1 was Melbourne Australia, but they have way more sunshine!
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) August 18, 2015
UK’s best sporting city
Manchester topped an ESPN study as the best sporting city. 5,000 people were asked to rate 48 cities and towns. 12 factors were taken in to consideration including value for money, success, atmosphere and transport links. With all the opportunities to get involved in sport, and events like the Great Manchester Run, it’s easy to see why.
— Daniel Hopkinson (@DanieHopkinson) August 5, 2015
The best place to be a man!
Male lifestyle magazine ShortList, asked its readers to identify elements that influenced their choice of place to live. Priorities included the cost of living, proximity to bars and restaurants, exercise facilities, and access to the great outdoors. The answers were combined with statistics to find out which towns and cities in the UK best fitted the criteria; and Manchester came out on top.
— ShortList Magazine (@ShortList) July 30, 2015
The New York Times list: 52 places to go in 2015
Manchester was the only UK city mentioned on this list, which featured places including Singapore and Milan. The expanding cultural scene, and attractions such as Elizabeth Gaskell House and HOME, has thrown Manchester in to the limelight on the international stage.
We picked 52 places to go in 2015. Readers picked a 53rd. http://t.co/hQtMU7XTUl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 10, 2015
Museum of the Year
— Aesthetica Magazine (@AestheticaMag) July 2, 2015
The world’s most beautiful libraries
BBC culture created a list of the 10 most beautiful libraries in the world. The John Rylands Library, considered to be one of the best examples of neo-gothic architecture in Europe, secured Manchester a worthy mention.
— John Rylands Library (@TheJohnRylands) August 27, 2015
What do you think makes Manchester such a great place to live? Let me know in the comments below.