~ Modern Didsbury ~
Diners enjoying one of Didsbury's street cafes
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Didsbury attracts many new Manchester residents and visitors, it has every facility one could wish of a city suburb.
There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants, both chains and independently owned, which between them will surely satisfy the tastebuds of the even the most discerning diner regardless of their taste in food and price. There are hairdressers and beauty shops as well as a selection of small supermarkets, and notably for a modern high street, three independent shops - a butcher’s, a well renowned cheese shop and a fish shop. Asian foods are also available at a small grocers.
Unfortunately, Didsbury has a serious problem with the number of homeless people continuing to rise. DCS is very concerned and has produced a poster, as shown in the image on the right. If you can help please start by downloading the poster by clicking on it and reading.
Recycling of unwanted clothes and household items takes place through the popular charity shops. Added to this the high street has clothes shops, a shoe shop, a toy shop, a library, a post office and several banks and building societies.
Sports clubs prevail and cover cricket, tennis, bowls, golf, football and rugby plus a gym and in nearby Chorlton, a swimming pool. There are 3 large parks, award winning gardens and open space along the Mersey Valley for walks - you could walk along the Mersey to Liverpool! For those that really like to walk Didsbury is on the Trans Pennine Trail and has many other footpaths to follow. For those who love the cinema there is a multiplex cinema only a mile away and for those who like watersports there is a waterpark with a sailing club only a short distance away.
For the avid gardener there is an active 'Didsbury in Bloom' group of enthusiasts (see other pages) and an allotment association.
Didsbury is served by excellent medical services, both GP and NHS, has two chemists and is but minutes away from the world famous cancer treatment hospital Christies, two large universities and the city itself.
Within easy walking distance there are many places to visit (see 'Places to Visit' pages), excellent walks and cycle rides, all directly accessible from the the village itself.
Should you need to leave Didsbury Village, transport links are excellent by road, rail - from East Didsbury, bus or tram. Manchester International Airport, which can now be reached by tram, is only 15 minutes away
The extensive motorway system which links Manchester to all parts of the UK is only a few minutes away.