Manchester Crowned Number 1 City To Live In The UK

Our beloved city of Manchester has been named the number 1 city to live in the UK.

In a recent Global Liveability survey compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Manchester was the only city in the country to make the top 50. Ranking at number 46, Manchester beat London to the punch and won the title of the best city to live in the UK.

The Global Liveability Survey rates cities around the world out of 100 on a combination of factors, including health care, education, stability and environment.

There were 140 countries in the list, with the Australian city of Melbourne at number 1 for the 5thyear running. London came in at number 53, and Vienna was the highest-ranking European city.

The least liveable cities are:

  • Tripoli, Libya
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Port Moresby, PNG
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Damascus, Syria

In light of this prestigious achievement, we couldn’t resist giving you the low down on why we love Manchester so much. If we missed anything, comment below.

Size and Travel

For a big city, Manchester is quite compact. It’s got all the perks of a city without being overly intimidating.

Working in the city centre couldn’t be easier. You can easily walk from one end to the other in less than half an hour, or if you’re not feeling the walk, hop on the free bus.

If you’re travelling a little further afield, there’s plenty of trams, train stations and of course our famous black cabs. For those who are driving, we don’t have a congestion charge.



Forget what you’ve been told about our signature chips and gravy. From the world-famous Curry Mile to China Town, Manchester has every dish you could wish for from across the world.

When lunchtime rolls around or when we have clients over, we can rest assured that good food is just a short walk away. From hotdogs to curry, tapas to Chinese- we’re spoilt for choice. But amongst all the exotic cuisine, we still manage to slot in a good traditional chippy.




In Manchester, you’ll find everything from big-name labels to your usual high street stores all on your doorstep. For those who are looking for a little more adventure, there’s the Trafford Centre or the Lowry.


Digital Hub of the North

Manchester has accurately been dubbed the Digital Hub of the North and is home to some of the most professional and talented people in the industry. It was the reason why we chose Manchester to open ActiveWins in 2013.

With two major universities in the city centre and plenty more in the boroughs of Greater Manchester, there’s always a new stream of intelligent young professionals ready to start their career. We attend graduate fares that allow us to meet people and offer our advice. After attending an MMU graduate fare in June, we were able to offer five graduates a job with us.

We are recruiting for various positions across the company, so if you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch with us or email your CV over to