Is Lancashire A Safe Place To Live?

Yes, Lancashire is considered a safe place to live. A ‘Living In Lancashire’ survey found that 87% of respondents consider their local area to be a safe place to live.

As with any county, there are areas of Lancashire that have experienced moderate to high crime rates over the years. But these rates are reducing year on year. For the most part, Lancashire is a great place to live. In fact, it is home to some incredibly safe places.

The South Ribble Valley, for example, has been named one of the top safest places to live in the North West of England. Aside from being safe, the South Ribble Valley also offers a range of fantastic amenities and outdoor spaces. Worden Park in Leyland has been ranked among the top 20 parks in the UK for two decades and has won 20 Green Flag Awards.

Similarly, the charming town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley has previously been named the happiest place in the UK! It offers a selection of schools that are well above the national average and repeatedly ranks as one of the safer places in the North West.

The small town of Chorley also surveyed its residents and found that 92% feel safe during the day and 71% feel safe at night. The town was described as a “very safe place to live, work and visit”.

How Safe Is Lancashire Compared To The Rest Of The North?

If you have your heart set on living in the North, you’ll be pleased to know that Lancashire is one of the safer areas, especially in comparison to some other areas in the North of England

What Is There To Do In Lancashire?

Lancashire is bursting with things to do! From its small, cosy market towns to its vibrant cities, you’ll never get bored in this amazing county.

Rural Lancashire is home to some truly spectacular countryside, making it an excellent place to live if you’re a lover of the outdoors. Enjoy the various award-winning parks, ramble over the picturesque moors or take advantage of the many walking and cycling routes. You can even enjoy outdoor swimming and skiing in Lancashire.

Lancashire also has a lot to offer in terms of history and culture. Visit the beautiful and historic hotspots of Lancashire Castle, Towneley Hall, Clitheroe Castle and Samlesbury Hall or enjoy a day out to one of the many museums.

If you have children, the whole family will be able to experience the farm animal attractions, railway attractions, adrenaline-fuelled adventures and family-centred events. Find out more about things to do in Lancashire here.

Is Lancashire Affordable?

Affordability is an important factor to consider when choosing an area to call home, especially for those on low incomes. Thankfully, Lancashire is an incredibly affordable place to live.

A study carried out in 2018 found that Lancashire is one of the most affordable locations in the UK for housing and is a hotspot for first-time buyers.

At Accent Housing, we provide affordable housing in Lancashire.

Can We Help You Find A Home In Lancashire?

Accent Housing is a housing association that provides affordable, secure, and comfortable homes for a diverse range of people throughout the North, South and East of England.

We have a range of homes, including houses, flats and sheltered accommodation available in various areas throughout Lancashire. The Accent team works hard to make sure our tenants and homeowners are secure in their homes. We also go above and beyond to ensure our homes are kept in a safe and comfortable condition, and that our communities are nice places to live.

If you would like to rent a home in Lancashire through Accent Housing, you need to register for an account on Let’s Move (Accent’s new online application system). Alternatively, you can register through your local council’s choice based lettings scheme.

Most of our homes in Lancashire can be applied for directly through Let’s Move, so we recommend registering this way. You can set alerts for the areas and homes you’re interested in, and we’ll let you know as soon as something comes available.

Register for your Let’s Move account here.

Get In Touch

If you would like to find out more about renting a home in Lancashire, get in touch with the Accent Housing team. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email via

Or, if you are on a low income but would like to get onto the property ladder, you may be able to buy a home in Lancashire through a Shared Ownership scheme. Contact our experienced property sales team Homemade to find out more.

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