Best areas to live in Blackburn
Blackburn offers plenty of great areas to live in, for homeowners of all ages. Whether you’re hoping to settle down in a charming suburb near great schools or be close to the hustle and bustle of the town centre, there’s an ideal place just waiting for you.
Sitting on the outskirts of Blackburn, the gentrified area of Shadsworth appeals to families and first-time buyers across the UK – especially for its affordability. As well as offering access to nearby schools, shops and being near the Royal Blackburn Hospital, residents can visit the beautiful freshwater lake, Fishmoor Reservoir for fishing and walking adventures. On average, you’ll be looking at an average cost of £134,004 to buy a house here.
Feniscowles is a village that welcomes all, with a strong community bond. Boasting its own community hall, a local post office, beauty salons and nearby eateries, this area is favoured by homeowners looking for a property that presents enough local amenities to keep busy, along with the pulse of town life. Expect to pay approximately £185,150 to purchase a property in this location.
The pleasant village of Wilpshire is a popular spot for second-time buyers, located 2.5 miles north of Blackburn. It presents great transport links to the A666 by car, along with the Ramsgreave and Wilpshire train station by train, taking residents to the likes of Blackburn and Manchester Victoria. If you’re hoping to buy a home in this part of Blackburn, you will pay around £262,112 for the privilege.
Withnell Fold is a quaint village sitting between Blackburn and Chorley, located just off the M65. Offering a picturesque nature reserve for weekend strolls and the impressive Oak Royal Golf & Country Club, this is the perfect area to live for outdoor lovers. Yet, it only takes around 15 minutes to travel into Blackburn town centre. With well-presented stone exteriors and an abundance of semi-detached homes, you will pay about £280,384 for a property here.