Living in lancashire
Lancashire is a county of contrasting landscapes, diverse heritage, unique wildlife and stunning countryside. In 2017, the winner of Channel 4’s Best Place to Live in the UK was South Ribble in Lancashire thanks to competitive house prices, a thriving jobs market and good accessibility to other cities such as Liverpool and Manchester. Preston to London is also commutable by train in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Lancashire’s ten year City Deal programme has seen huge investment in road infrastructure, new housing projects, contemporary landscaping in villages and the development of The Lancashire Enterprise Zone sparking huge business investment opportunities in the county.
Lancashire is home to award winning outdoor spaces. Worden Park in Leyland was awarded its 20th consecutive honour in the Green Flag Awards in 2016, making it the only park outside of London to be awarded the title every year since the scheme began. There are rugged peaks and tranquil lakes in the north, rolling hills and moorland in the east and a beautiful award winning coastline.
Lancashire offers an array of shopping experiences for everyone. From historic farms markets and Victorian stalls, factory outlets, mill shops and all the high street favourites, department stores and independent boutiques.
The county is full of colourful and creative attractions from master glassblowers to the biggest collection of illustrated books outside of London. Visitlancashire.com is a starting point for researching days out in Lancashire.
Living in Lancashire
Location and Getting Here
Cost of Living
Where to Live – Finding a Property
Sport and Leisure
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