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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Beautiful berkley home on lyndon Park.

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The location is fantastic it’s on the outskirts of great harwood so it’s quiet but in walking distance of the highstreet.
The street/estate is lovely, it’s a quiet road where everybody is friendly. Only 1 problem with a neighbour who’s in shared ownership.

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I love the design of our Berkley home. We have a large garden which is perfect for summer.
The facilities included in our property are brill, the electric shower over the bath was fab as we wanted that. The outside socket is a great thing too.
We have had problems with getting snags done which has let down our experience of our new home experience.

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I wish we could have seen our home specifically before buying and been able to view other designs.

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I love the huge kitchen and huge garden. The double drive was also a huge selling point.

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The design of the house is good but the garden should have been better irrigated

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Review Date Apr 2022

Quality of shops is excellent. There are a number of nice locally owned shops and the high Street is a short walk from the development. There could be better speed cameras on the main road. Lots of parking

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Building management is not something I have noticed. If there is an issue it is not dealt with straight away but goes through many different functions. The design of the house is good but the garden should have been better irrigated. It turns into marshes when it rains. There aren’t any facilities onsite like the park that was promised, has not yet been built.

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The number of rooms, bathrooms and proximity to amenities.

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The perfect place

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Review Date Apr 2022

We have lived here now for three years now and it has been the best move we have its a lovely place to live everyone are great to vet on with.

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The development is in a great place with easy access to a amenitys to hand with Tesco Morrison and Aldi all on the doorstep only about five minutes walk from where we are and the town centre the same distance away with quite a few pub around us there is also a large green spaces where a few times a year events are put on very good place to live.

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Speak to people on the estate about living here

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The garden sunshine all day long in a quite culldersack no passing trafick lots of lovely neibers the front garden flowers plenty of parking space

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very good

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Review Date Apr 2022

it’s very nice and quiet and all the neighrbors are nice and friendly. The houses are spacious and lovely. The gardens are good sizes too!

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the design is great the driveway is good and the front garden is good too. The building management are good if you have an issue they are quick to help and the property management is lovely and is always happy to help. the design of the houses are great as they aren’t too close together

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how peaceful it can be at nighttime- it’s really nice.

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i’d say the garden or the lounge as they are spacious and homey

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