Shared Ownership in Lancashire

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Local Properties in Lancashire

Lancashire, in North West England, has a population of around 1.2 million people. The county has a coastline, with Blackpool being one of its most famous towns and tourist destinations. There is also plenty of green space including the large Forest of Bowland. Whatever stage of life you’re at, an affordable Shared Ownership home could be your ideal next step.

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About Lancashire

Living in Lancashire means that seaside towns, country walks and great transport links to the rest of the country are all close at hand.

The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Yorkshire and the Irish Sea. Tourist destinations such as the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District are within easy travel distance.

Residents work in the county’s major towns and cities such as Lancaster and Preston, they also commute to nearby Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Huddersfield.

A view of Haworth Museum and Art Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Local Amenities in Lancashire

Local amenities include facilities for education, healthcare and exercise as well as shopping, travel and more.

Discover some of these amenities below.

Schools

There are schools for all ages, from pre-school and primary through to colleges and sixth form centres. The county offers comprehensive education and independent private schools as well as specialist schools. These schools include Sabden Primary School, West Lancashire Community High School and Penwortham Girls’ High School.

Transport

Lancashire is well served by major roads including the M6, M55, M61 and M58 and the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are within easy commuting distance. The West Coast train line stops in Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster and London which is just two hours away. Residents can also use buses, trains and trams across the county.

Healthcare

Several Clinical Commissioning Groups share responsibility for public healthcare in Lancashire. These cover Blackpool, Chorley and South Ribble, East Lancashire, Fylde and Wyre, Greater Preston, Lancaster North and West Lancashire. There are GPs, dentists and other healthcare services and local hospitals include Greater Lancashire Hospital and the Royal Preston Hospital with an accident and emergency department.