An area guide to living in Monton

Monton is a thriving and vibrant Salford suburb that is becoming increasingly popular. Heralded as the ‘new Didsbury,’ Monton is a fashionable area with a community atmosphere.

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With boutique and independent retailers dotted along Monton Road, Monton’s range of shops give the area character – you can find a specialist craft beer bottle shop, an independent bookshop, a jewellers and a home and lifestyle shop along the main shopping street, to name but a few. 

With an amazing range of coffee shops, bars and restaurants, Monton is a great place to go out to eat. You’ll find bars with heated terraces suitable for alfresco dining, wine and cocktail bars and venues that provide live music – there is a real buzz around Monton!

Parks and recreation

On the edge of Monton village is the Historic Bridgewater Canal, perfect for weekend walks. The picturesque Roe Green Loopline Heritage Trail is a convenient circular walk that begins and ends in Monton village, taking you along the canal towpath. 

For sporty types, you can join in the Park Run that takes place in the well-kept green space of Duke’s Drive most Saturday mornings. 

Worsley Golf Club is located just off Monton Green and Monton Sports Club is located in Ellesmere Park, boasting a clubhouse, function room, full-size cricket pitch, squash and tennis courts.


Monton village is serviced by rail services passing through the stations of Patricroft and Eccles, along the Manchester Victoria-Liverpool Lime Street railway line. From Patricroft Station it is only a 13 minute journey to Victoria, with around three trains an hour.

Situated between the M602 and the A580 East Lancs Road, the village of Monton is only a 20 minute drive from Manchester city centre and a 10 minute drive from MediaCity. 

Monton is also within walking distance of Eccles Metrolink Interchange, where you can travel across Greater Manchester.


Monton has schools of a consistently high standard, including Branwood Preparatory School and Monton Green Primary School which have consistently received Good Ofsted reports.


Rising house prices in Monton mean they are on a par with neighbouring village, Worsley, and are above average for the Salford area. But with increasing popularity amongst young professionals and families, it is clear that Monton is a desirable area where people are prepared to pay a premium to live.