Lancashire

Lancashire is a county in the northwest of England, with a population of just over one million. It has been an economically important area since ancient times and was home to many major industries including cotton mills. In more recent years, Lancashire has developed into a tourist destination thanks to its natural beauty and culture. If you’re looking for a place to live in the UK, then Lancashire might be just what you need. This guide will take a look at the county and outline some of its best features

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Best places to live in Lancashire

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Where is Lancashire?

Lancashire is located in the northwest of England, between Merseyside and Cumbria. The county has a coast on both the Irish Sea to the west and Morecambe Bay in the east. It has an area of just over 9000 km² and a population of around one and a half million.

Areas in Lancashire

There are several areas within Lancashire that you might want to consider if you’re looking for a place to live. These include:

Blackburn with Darwen – a metropolitan borough that includes the towns of Blackburn and Darwen, Blackburn is home to the University of Central Lancashire and combines lively nightlife with a huge range of urban amenities

Lancaster – Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire. It’s home to Lancaster University and has a population of just over 45,000. The city has a thriving cultural scene and is surrounded by beautiful countryside

Preston – Preston is the second-largest city in Lancashire. It has a population of just over 120,000 and is home to the University of Central Lancashire. The city has a strong industrial heritage and is undergoing a period of regeneration

Countryside in Lancashire

Chorley – Chorley is a market town in the northwest of Lancashire. It has a population of around 36,000 and is close to both the M61 and the A583. The town is popular with commuters because of its proximity to both Manchester and Preston

Blackpool – Blackpool is one of Lancashire’s most famous seaside resorts, attracting millions of visitors every year. It is the most densely populated place in Lancashire and has a population of around 150,000

Burnley – a market town in the heart of Lancashire, Burnley is a popular commuter town with close links to Manchester, Blackburn and Preston

Chorley – located in the northwest of the county, Chorley is home to many historic buildings including the Chorley Manor, which dates back to 115 AD

Universities in Lancashire

There are several universities located within Lancashire, including:

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) – one of the largest universities in the county, UCLan is made up of four campuses and currently has around 30,000 students enrolled

Lancaster University – a research-intensive institution with an excellent reputation for teaching and student satisfaction, Lancaster University is located in the city of Lancaster, just north of Morecambe Bay

Edge Hill University – located in Ormskirk, Edge Hill University is a campus-based university with around 12,000 students

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Blackburn College – located in Blackburn town centre, Blackburn College offers Further Education and Higher Education courses to over 18,000 students each year.

Top Schools in Lancashire

There are several excellent schools located throughout Lancashire, including:

Loreto Grammar School – an all-girls grammar school in LancasterLoreto Grammar School has a reputation for being one of the best schools in Lancashire and is consistently ranked as one of the top-performing schools in the North West.

Ribblesdale High School – a comprehensive school in Clitheroe, Ribblesdale High School is famous for its excellent academic results and for the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School – a selective grammar school in Hornby, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is one of the largest schools in Lancashire and has an excellent reputation for both its academic and sports achievements.

Population of Lancashire

Lancashire has a population of around 1.495 million, with the majority living in Blackburn and Blackpool. The population is diverse, with people from all walks of life calling Lancashire home. The county is home to several large cities and towns as well as a range of rural villages.

Reviews in Lancashire

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Nice but expensive for the overall experience.

Review Date Aug 2022

It is good for transport links, a half an hour walk to the train station where you can get to Manchester. It is also close to the supermarket and some corner shops. Anti-social behaviours is a big problem. We’ve had kids throwing rocks over our garden wall into our garden and ringing the door bell 8 times a day at times. They also kick balls at our walls and windows and through the garden plants.

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The house is a good design, not everything is made to high quality but it does the job and we have a lovely amount of space and the garden is a nice size. The property management do look into things at a reasonable time and agreed to pay the cost for rat infestation when we had them in the garden.

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We wished we would have known they would put the prices up unexpectedly just as bills are getting higher.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have responded quite well apart from one time where it took them months to get any answers about a faulty door handle.

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Life at Beehive Mill

Review Date Aug 2022

The local area is ok, Bolton has lots of supermarkets witching reach but the town centre is very limited in terms of shopping. The attacked Centre is only a 15 minute drive away though so that makes up for it.
There are lots of little kids playing in the street, a play area for them would be useful so they’re not dangerously in the road.
The train journey to Manchester is very affordable and frequent and Moses Gate Country Park is breathtaking.

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Offering a back yard maintenance device (even if it’s at an extra cost) would make life so much easier.

A playground for children would be a good design feature for the development.

The derelict buildings are an eyesore, they could be hidden with trees

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I didn’t discover Moses Gate Country Park until a year later, so that would have been nice to know about the area.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Some of the minor issues mentioned have been ignored but the biggest issue was dealt with.

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House design is good, with garage will be better

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Review Date Aug 2022

Location quite convenient, vairous supermarket nearby, also near to the highway
Children always play outside and making noise(not sure all live here
or from somewhere)

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House design is good, with garage will be better
One thing we dont like is the way walk to the front door will pass through the window of loving room, which people will see what are we doing and we might not aware someone is there looking at us. Suggest the walk way can move to the other side if possible.

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No big issue before moving in, their managment team will check and maintain the house well

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

As we did not raise any issue to the building managment team, so no comment from us. But we did receive some emails from them related to the area time by time which is good.

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Pleasant place to live

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Review Date Aug 2022

The Beehive Mill development is located in the perfect spot for access both to other cities such as Manchester and Bolton town centre. There are also big supermarkets nearby such as Asda, Lidl and Aldi less than 5 minutes by car and corner shops close to the development. My street is very peaceful and well maintained, neighbours are good. There is no traffic noise as it is a dead end road. However there are trains that pass in front of the development every 10 minutes or so which you eventually get used to.

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The design of the houses and the development in general has a very modern feel and the houses and streets are well maintained both in winter and in summer. The plants and grass are well kept according to the temperature. The management is good, however they require some chasing to reply to emails. Any property issues get addressed quickly and effectively through the FixFlo platform.

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I wish I could have known that trains pass very often in front of the property. (You get used to them and eventually stop hearing them!)

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Issues raised regarding the property get addressed very quickly but other messages regarding other issues (e.g antisocial behaviour) get ignored repeteadly.

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Manager Response

We’re pleased to hear you’re overall happy in your home Valeria. We hope you continue to see an improvement in response times as our teams upskill, and would encourage you to get back in touch with your Asset Manager if any issues remain unresolved.