Plenty of choice for buyers in Fullwood, one of Preston’s greener districts.
Fulwood, with its motorway links, is popular with commuters and also provides a gateway to the beautiful Lake District, which is less than an hour’s drive away.
Featured area: PR2 3BB
Closest primary school: The Roebuck School
Distance: 350m, 7 min walk
Ofsted rating: Requires improvement
Closest secondary school: Springfield
Distance: 800m, 13 min walk
Ofsted rating: Outstanding
Family rating: 45% (Good)
According to Property Detective, this area as a ‘good’ place to settle and raise a family, with a score of 45 out of a possible 100 for family friendliness. The proximity to a wide range of childcare services and other facilities is contrasted by the relatively limited number of schools
Fulwood benefits from a large number of local amenities, such as local shops, primary and high schools, pubs and restaurants, libraries and two large supermarkets.
Though a fairly built-up area, with buildings dating back to the Victorian gentrification of the region (and earlier) Fulwood is one of the greener districts of Preston.
Walker Lane has long been one of the most desirable addresses in Fulwood, along with main roads such as Garstang Road and Watling Street Road. There you’ll find a range of beautiful Victorian period properties.
“Properties start at £65,000 for a one-bedroom flat and range up to £600,000,” says Amanda Benstead, branch manager at Oystons estate agency.
“There’s plenty of choice for buyers, and a mixture of beautiful old traditional properties and modern homes.”
“Fulwood caters for everyone, from first-time buyers to professional couples commuting and families,” continues Benstead.
“It’s also accessible to the M6, M61 and M55, which appeals to those who work outside the area.
“For all the above reasons, Fulwood is one of the most sought-after areas in Preston, with quality housing, conservation areas and a host of facilities including hospitals, schools, sports centres and restaurants.“I used to live in Garrison Road myself, and I love it there,” she adds.
Featured property (pictured) SOLD
- 38 The Fieldings, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3BB
- o/o £125,000
- Oystons 01772 555551