Nice is a subjective word but if you were to ask anyone living in Lancashire what they think of the county, most will proudly tell you it’s a great place to live!
Lancashire is a big county incorporating many areas of natural beauty, interesting attractions, and quirky features. The county also has an incredibly rich history.
The county is generally considered to be safe, has great affordable housing options, a wide range of work opportunities, and plenty to do for rest and play.
Is Lancashire A Safe Place To Live?
When most people think of ‘nice’ areas to live in, safety and crime levels might be one of their very first considerations.
As with any area, especially when you are talking about an area as large as a county, there are places in Lancashire that have experienced moderate to high crime rates in the past. Most importantly though, crime rates have been reducing year on year. For the most part, Lancashire is now considered a very safe place to live.
Not only is it generally safe but some areas are extremely safe - the South Ribble Valley has actually been named one of the top safest places to live in the North West of England!
Read more about the safety of Lancashire here.
Are People Happy Living In Lancashire?
As mentioned, many Lancashire residents will tell you how happy they are to call the county home. In fact, most Lancashire folk are very proud of their heritage and location!
The ancient market town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley was once named the happiest place in the UK by The Office For National Statistics, and overall, people generally feel happy and at home in Lancashire.
Overall, Lancashire is so diverse and interesting you would be hard-pressed to find anybody unhappy with the actual county itself as there is so much on offer – especially for those who enjoy the outdoors, vibrant towns, and interesting local history.
Another reason people may be so happy living in Lancashire is its affordability. Affordability is important when it comes to choosing a place to live, and for anyone on a low income, it will be at the top of the list.
The good news is that Lancashire offers affordable housing options, even for those on a low income without having to sacrifice a nice location, things to do, or safety. Lancashire is so affordable that it made it in to the top ten most affordable locations to live in the UK a few years ago.
Days Out When You Live In Lancashire
People living in Lancashire enjoy a wide range of activities and pastimes because the county simply has so much on offer! From family-friendly days out to great nightlife, rolling moorland for hiking across to galleries and museums, you will never be bored at the weekends.
Without a doubt, one of Lancashire's biggest and best-known tourist attractions is the seaside town of Blackpool. From the zoo to the tower, Blackpool has attractions for every age group and has attracted visitors from around the UK for many years.
For quieter days away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a must for nature lovers, as are the many moors located throughout the county.
With over 100 parks for families to enjoy, Lancashire has something for everyone, whatever the weather. One particular favourite location is Towneley Hall Museum in Burnley. Burnley's largest park has golf courses, gardens, a museum, an art gallery, play areas, and woodland walks – enough to spend an entire day there exploring.
Find Your Lancashire Home With Accent
Accent Housing provides affordable and comfortable housing for a diverse range of people throughout the North, South and East of England. We have many secure, affordable options in Lancashire and other parts of the North West.
We also offer independent living schemes in Lancashire. Also known as sheltered housing, these flats are ideal for residents aged 55+.
If you are interested in renting a home in Lancashire through Accent Housing, you first need to register for an account on Let’s Move (Accent’s online application system). Alternatively, you can register and express your interest through your local council’s choice-based lettings scheme.
We recommend registering for a Let's Move account as most of our homes in Lancashire can be applied for directly once you are set up. Remember to set yourself alerts for areas you are interested in to be notified as soon as properties become available.
You can register for your Let’s Move account here.