Shared Ownership in Preston

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In the northern region of England, in the county of Lancashire, is the little city of Preston. Despite being less well-known and less populated than surrounding major towns like Liverpool or Manchester, it is charming and offers a wide range of activities. Preston, which is located on the River Ribble, has a lengthy history with origins in Roman Britain. As a result, this is a perfect location for those seeking a life away from busy cities and into quaint small towns.

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About Preston

There is much to enjoy about Preston's history.

From connections to Sir Tom Finney, the Football League, and Thomas Arkwright to recollections of Preston North End and the Industrial Revolution. However, the city is a modern retail hub when you travel in from the beautiful countryside. Everything you might possibly need, including larger national chains and smaller independent businesses, is nearby and easily accessible on foot.

One of the greatest suburbs of Preston is Penwortham. Young families with a short commute to work will love this town. Penwortham is quickly becoming a sought-after destination because of the influx of chic clubs, restaurants, and venues. Penwortham, which offers a well-liked farmers’ market once a month, is home to cocktail bars, independent stores, coffee shops, restaurants, a lovely park, and a former library turned live events venue.

Avenham Park Preston The Earl of Derby statue, Avenham Park

Local Amenities in Preston

Preston not only has the countryside and attractions going for it but also the great schools in the region and an excellent transport network.


About two-thirds of the city's primary and secondary schools have 'Good' or 'Outstanding' ratings from Ofsted, which draws families to the area. In general, Preston's schools are excellent, and some of its high schools are among the best in the UK. Among the top 10 UK schools are, in particular, Archbishop Temple School and Broughton High School. In or near Preston, there are many possibilities for higher education, including The University of Central Lancashire. Numerous Christian and Muslim religious schools are also found in the city. A-levels and top-notch vocational courses are also alternatives for sixth-form education.


There is excellent transportation in Preston. There are numerous motorways that pass close to the city and numerous road connections. With a good rail and road system, Preston is only 45 minutes from the Lake District, one hour from Manchester and Liverpool, and two hours from London. For those wanting to spend the day at the beach, Blackpool is merely a 30-minute drive away. A significant transportation hub, Preston Railway Station provides links to locations across the North West as well as long-distance train services such as Preston to London Euston. In and around the city, biking and walking are both encouraged ways of transportation. The Guild Wheel, which surrounds the entire city and links Preston to the nearby countryside, is a very large cycling route and public footpath, perfect for those wanting to get some fresh country air.


Royal Preston Hospital serves the region well for healthcare services. As well as providing award-winning teaching programmes, Royal Preston Hospital also specialises in renal, plastics and burns, and neurosciences services. The hospital has an emergency department, car parking and excellent public transport links.