Manchester has a wealth of fantastic museums such as the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), the National Football Museum, Manchester Museum and the Peoples History Museum. When it comes to festivals and parades, there is a wealth of them, such as; Manchester International Festival, Parklife, Manchester Pride, Lightopia, Chinese New Year Festivals in Chinatown and many more over the course of a year.
Manchester is also home to a thriving music scene with bands such as Oasis, The Happy Mondays, The Chemical Brothers, Stone Roses and Take That all hailing from the area. There are also a wealth of venues to enjoy huge acts in Manchester such as the Apollo, the O2 Ritz, The MEN arena and Albert Hall.
Manchester is also front and centre when it comes to the creation of new communities. Ancoats own urban village is gathering considerable pace, New Islington is a regeneration area that seeks to regenerate an inner-city area to a status of something almost "self-sustaining". There are a number of marinas undergoing significant regeneration into areas of natural beauty too. There are also the areas of Didsbury and Chorlton among others that are highly sought after areas to live.
Along with the significant investment in property in the area, there are a number of public and private sector firms investing heavily in the area in new jobs for those moving into Manchester. There is a booming creative sector with large numbers of marketing and design agencies in the area. There are nationally recognised brands in fashion too, such as Missguided, Boohoo and Prettylittlething as well as Kelloggs, the BBC, Shop Direct and the Co-Operative across other sectors.