Living in and around Blackpool
For entertainment, atmosphere and character, there are few places that can beat Blackpool as a seaside town! Here’s a short guide we’ve put together about living in Blackpool.
Where to live
Stanley Park, Poulton-le-Fylde and Lytham St. Anne’s are arguably the most sought after areas to live in and around Blackpool. Improvements are being made to Marton Moss and Staining too, with many new developments aiming to meet demand for properties with more space – particularly larger gardens, with some new developments showing off properties with gardens of over an acre!
Bispham, Cleveleys and Fleetwood are also popular residential areas and you can easily access the seafront from all of them! Bispham is famed for being the start of the Blackpool Illuminations and form the cliffs, boasts some of the most beautiful seaside views in the area. Cleveleys has undergone lots of modernisation over recent years and now has a fantastic seafront, popular with both locals and holidaymakers.
Fleetwood is one of the largest towns in the vicinity of Blackpool. It has a large outdoor shopping centre, Freeport, and its Georgian terraces are stunning! Interestingly, Fleetwood was one of the most visited places in the North during the reign of Queen Victoria, before Blackpool became the tourist hub that it is today. It has a hotel called The North Euston, where a train line once ran directly from London Euston – hence – The ‘North’ Euston!
Of course, it’s great to live in an area with so much to offer, but being able to easily travel to each place is an even bigger bonus! Luckily, Blackpool is well served off the M55 motorway, which links the town to the M6. There are many car parks located throughout the town centre, and Blackpool’s train station is on direct route from most major stations across the UK, including London Euston! Blackpool’s bus system is great, travelling North as far as Fleetwood and South as far as Lytham St. Anne’s!
And how could we forget the famous Blackpool tram! 11 miles of seafront tramway, the modernisation of which was completed in 2012 after a 4 year project, which can transport you from Fleetwood right the way South to Starr Gate (near The Pleasure Beach). It’s safe to say that the Blackpool tram is an institution!
What to do
Blackpool is Britain’s favourite seaside resort, full to the brim with exciting attractions. White knuckle rides for the thrill seekers out there can be found at the Pleasure Beach, or slip and slide around on the world’s longest indoor roller-coaster waterslide. Animal lovers, you haven’t been forgotten either! Head over to Blackpool Zoo for 32 acres of spacious enclosures and plenty of places for the children to run wild too!
If you fancy a dance, why not a pay a visit to the stunning Blackpool Tower Ballroom? Alternatively, if you’re feeling brave (and not too scared of heights), take a trip up to the top of Blackpool Tower and look up and down the entire coast and onto the Irish Sea, through the glass viewing platform, which stretches the entire width of the tower!
The North, Central and South piers also offer heaps of entertainment for all ages from 2p machines to fairground rides and if the sun is shining, why not take a picnic to Stanley Park – only 10mins in the car from the centre of town!
If you’re a golf lover, you’ll be pleased to hear Blackpool hosts some fantastic golf courses too! We’ve included a list of a few of them here:
- Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
- Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club
- Blackpool North Shore Golf Club
- Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Club
- Staining Lodge Golf Club
If you’re thinking of moving to Blackpool, take a look at some current properties available to buy or let in Blackpool here.