It is noticeable that Salford has often had more than 4 times the number of flats and apartments available to rent than houses. Yet despite this the budget price for a one bedroom flat is as much as £400 pcm, which in some cases may not get you a studio flat. Some studio flats in Salford are in excess of £500 pcm and it is not uncommon to find 2 bedroom apartments for £850. So while the properties are plentiful this has not had the impact of lowering prices but has instead encouraged landlords to cash in on the rental market. This is mirrored by the sale market in Salford where 2 bedroom penthouses can cost upwards of £2,000,000 and 5 bedroom houses upwards of £5,000,000 in areas like Broughton Park. The proximity of Salford to Manchester means that all the shopping, schools, and entertainment in Manchester is never far away for when more specialist shopping trips are needed. The population has grown to in excess of 70,000 so there are enough people coming to or living in the area to support the housing market at this level. Salford also has its own city college and 3 rugby clubs in Salford City Reds, Swinton Lions and Broughton Rangers, this enables residents to take in sport locally as opposed to travelling a short distance to watch the giants of Manchester City and Manchester United.