Blackley is a district in the north east of Manchester. It has a population of 10,000. During the 1930s substantial residential development took place in Blackley to provide overspill housing for Manchester's growing population.

This is an area with a mix of housing but council housing is the most common. It is part of the "North Manchester Regeneration Area"—a special project set up by the City Council and private company Bellways to improve existing housing, build new homes and improve the environment. There are about 240 council homes, all managed by Northwards Housing. About 150 are flats in small tower blocks. The rest are houses (mostly two or three bedroom, with a handful of larger properties).

Located in Blackley are the Charlestown flats.

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