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Blackpool is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the UK and has been receiving holidaymakers since the late 18th century. As a place to live, Blackpool is “on the up” as the property prices are less than the national average and unemployment rates are starting to recover in the region.
Blackpool is made up of 3 areas, which are North Shore, Central Shore and South Shore. Each of the areas is made up of different wards, each of which has their own identity.
Some of the best places to buy property in Blackpool are:
Blackpool has lower than average house prices and some great bargains to be had. It boasts a wide variety of housing stock from one bedroom apartments on the market for as little as £40,000, right the way through to equestrian family houses complete with stables for over £1.5 million. For family homes, typically three bedrooms will range from apartments for £50,000 to detached houses for which you’ll need a mortgage of around £400,000. Whatever it is you’re looking for, there’s plenty on the market to suit all budgets, needs and requirements.
Blackpool is deemed to be a great place to live and work. There are a variety of opportunities across a number of the area’s largest employers such as Blackpool Council, Fylde Council, Blackpool Schools, Blackpool Transport and many more in sectors such as tourism, hospitality, care, social work and utilities.
Blackpool has a thriving community for retirees and the grey pound is prevalent in the town. Many of these retirees were attracted to Blackpool because of its coastal location and laid back atmosphere.
Some of the more suited areas to retire in Blackpool would include Stanley Park and Bispham which are largely residential areas made up of family homes with safe and quiet streets.
Blackpool has many attractions and things to do so you will always be able to find something to keep you busy. Residents and visitors can enjoy walking the famous Blackpool Beaches which make for a perfect getaway; ideal for daytime or evening walks along the beach for couples and families. There are also catering vans and ice cream vans along the promenade, making a perfect setting for a walk out.
If walking doesn’t quite take your fancy then perhaps you’ll prefer a day of rollercoasters, rides and adventure at Blackpool Pleasure Beach!
It’s considered to be one the premier white knuckle ride attractions in the whole of the UK, given that it is home to “The Big One” formerly known as “The Pepsi Max” which is 65m tall with an angle of 65 degrees. Making it, at the time of it’s opening in 1994, the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world!
There is also, of course the famous Blackpool Tower which is an outstanding landmark which stands 158 metres tall and can be seen for many miles around.
Since it’s opening in 1894 Blackpool Tower has hosted the Tower Ballroom which for many years hosted Come Dancing and is now the location of the Grand Finale of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
If you are looking to move to the Blackpool area and would like to speak to a local mortgage broker in Blackpool, get in touch today.