Charlestown is a large, diverse neighbourhood that is located in the centre of Salford, bordered by Broughton, Kersal and Pendleton and situated on the banks of the River Irwell.
The neighbourhood has benefited from a long-term regeneration project which ran for more than a decade from 2001 to 2011. This project led to more than 2,200 terrace and council owned properties seeing improvement work. Charlestown has traditionally contained high levels of rented properties and although this remains the case, recent years have seen several large, new build housing developments, bringing new home owners and first-time buyers to the area.
The facilities of Manchester city centre are within easy reach for residents in Charlestown via local bus services, and for those wishing to shop closer to home, Salford Shopping City and its range of retail outlets is on the doorstep.
The £4.7m Salford Sports Village, the flagship project for the Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities Partnership is a state-of-the-art sports centre, and provides locals with a vast range of sports facilities. This includes 3G Astroturf pitches, grass pitches, fitness suites and studios. Since opening in 2006, the facility has proven extremely popular with local residents and now has members from all across the city.
As with all Salford neighbourhoods, the local transport links are excellent with the M62 and M60 motorways easily accessible, plus the East Lancashire road provides routes across Greater Manchester and the rest of the North West.