Preston’s vibrant centre is on the up and up.
Some househunters shun the city, preferring the uniformity and space offered by suburban house hunting, but with a diverse mix of housing stock, convenient access to local businesses and bars, city living has a huge amount to offer potential buyers.
Featured Postcode: PR1 2RA
Closest primary school: St Ignatius’ Catholic primary
Distance: 350m, 8 min walk
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school: Eden Boys’ School
Distance: 700m, 13 min walk
Ofsted rating: Not available
According to Property Detective, this area is highly rated for range of schools, childcare options and parks and playgrounds. The area is not, however, especially popular with families.
It’s the every day Prestonians who keep the city’s energy and personality alive and the fresh investment in the city is making it a sought-after location for home buyers.
“Preston is a vibrant city which is undergoing a vast transformation and regeneration due to the investment being made,” explains Michael Bailey, Branch Manager at Dewhurst Homes.
“This is driven by the £434 million city deal funding that was secured from central government and the growth of the university.”
Preston has a mix of period housing and new developments springing up where they can.
“There is a good diverse stock in Preston giving a choice for buyers. This includes apartments, terraced houses, bungalows, semi-detached and detached,” says Michael.
“Over the last 12 months the average sale price is £170,473 and the starting price can be as low as £20,000.”
Like any major city, Preston’s city centre is a cosmopolitan mix of worldly bars, cafes and restaurants and also a lively student scene courtesy of the University of Central Lancashire.
“Despite its industrial history Preston now has much to offer,” says Michael.
“There are many exciting bars and restaurants in the city centre as well as historic period buildings such as the Harris Library,” Michael says.
“Preston also offers many outdoor beauty spots such as the Brockholes Nature Reserve and Avenham Park.”
Avenham Park is an especially popular retreat for the family and hosts a large festival annually on Easter Monday. Community spirit is especially strong in Preston and you can always expect someone ready for a chat down the local pub.
“Prestonians are fiercely proud of their heritage and city, this makes it a special place to be.”
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- 65 light buildings, Lumen Court, Preston PR1 2RA
- Dewhurst Homes 01772 788811