Openshaw is less than three miles east of the city centre, along Ashton Old Road - a major route into the city centre from the nearby M60 motorway around Manchester. With a variety of small supermarkets and local shops on Aston Old Road and only half a mile to Gorton market most residents shop locally. The nearby 'East Manchester town centre', between Alan Turing Way and Ashton New Road, includes an Asda superstore and smaller local shops and facilities. Housing stock tends to be terraced housing or modern townhouse or apartment buildings and rents tend to be significantly lower that the south Manchester area. Whilst you’re here why not head to Sports City and take in a Man City Match, or head to the National Cycling centre or even buy an Oboe at the Music Stuff.