A comprehensive guide to living in Irlam

A village suburb in the City of Salford, Irlam lies on the northern bank of the River Irwell, with the village of Cadishead to the southwest. With its rural atmosphere and convenient location, the area is popular for first-time buyers and has seen tremendous growth over the years.

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Located along the A57, Irlam is regarded as the ideal location for commuters, striking the balance between convenient travelling distance to key areas like Manchester city centre and MediaCity and picturesque rural areas nearby.

Irlam and Cadishead offer excellent transport links, with access to the Manchester ring road, the M60 and Irlam train station offering direct routes into the city centre and Liverpool Lime Street.



Served by well-kept public parks, children’s playgrounds and a large leisure centre, it is an area that is perfect for families of all ages. 

Irlam and Cadishead have fantastic green spaces nearby, with Chat Moss offering an area that is rich in birdlife, farmland, woodland and heath. Great for weekend walks. 

Irlam has boutique and local suppliers along the main shopping street, Liverpool Road. Irlam is also served by the usual large supermarkets, such as a 24 hour Tesco Superstore and Lidl.

Various out of town shopping centres are close at hand, such as the famous Trafford Centre, and the Arndale Centre is only a 25 minute tram journey away.



Irlam has a good selection of three bedroom semi-detached homes, bungalows and turn-of-the century terraces homes. Across the area there are a number of well-regarded modern developments with three and four bedroom homes that appeal to family buyers.